Queen’s granddaughter raises Britain’s medal hopes



LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry have come out for a second day to cheer on Zara Phillips as Britain contends for a medal in equestrian eventing’s final show jump competition.

The princes, along with William’s wife Kate, were joined in the VIP stands of Greenwich Park’s equestrian arena by Phillips’ mother, Princess Anne, and Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles. Phillips rides later Tuesday.

The 31-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II scored a penalty-free ride through the treacherous cross-country event Monday, negotiating her horse over 28 obstacles and a slippery course that claimed a dozen fallen riders. Her score helped bring Britain into second place in the team standings behind Germany. Sweden was third.