Another royal Olympic sailor is King Harald of Norway, who competed in three different Olympic Games — 1964 in Tokyo, 1968 in, Mexico City and 1972 in Munich — before he inherited the throne. Express. II. Official profile of Olympic athlete H.R.H. Nothing at all.”. International Olympic Committee. In later years, she's become better known for her involvement in a corruption trial, which saw her and her husband investigated for fraud and tax evasion. 1964. In a sweet moment, her mom, Princess Anne, presented her with her silver medal in 2012. As she carefully placed the silver around Zara's neck, Anne, a member of the 1976 Montreal team, must have cast her mind back to her own Olympics campaign which ended without a medal. 1972 Gold Medal Three Day Event Team, Mark Phillips on left, Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Hasher Al Maktoum of Dubai, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Prince Abdullah Al Saud, on the left, with the other members of the Bronze Medal Saudi Show Jumping Team, All content copyright Unofficial Royalty 2018. Mark Phillips won a gold in the 1972 Olympics in Munich and a silver at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. “She was that concussed that she couldn’t remember - and still to this day I believe can’t remember - the rest of the course.”, READ MORE: Princess Anne’s ‘pointed comment’ about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She said in an interview afterwards: “I was going very well and then I don’t remember anything else. You can’t really ever explain that feeling. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Royals Who Have Special Connections to the Olympics (Including Gold Medal Wins!). In the 2020 ITV documentary: ‘Anne: The Princess Royal at 70’, her lady-in-waiting Jane Holderness-Roddam recalled the day it happened. The fall happened when she was competing in the eventing category in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, when she fell off her horse. Someone came up to her later that evening and said, "Do you know who these people are?" order back issues and use the historic Daily Express The Olympics have a special place in the heart of many royals — and there are even a few with medals to their names! Zara told the documentary: “Her mantra for life is very much, ‘if you fall, get back up and try again’.”, DON'T MISSPrince's Harry's astonishing decision 'changed everything' for charity [EXCLUSIVE]Bizarre rule means no one can be arrested in Queen’s royal residences [REVEALED] Royal bombshell: How monarch ‘refused to give royal assent to laws' [ARCHIVE], Peter added: “Get up, carry on and mind your manners.”. The pair married five years later in 2011. Anne’s children grew up around horses, especially as both their mother and father were at the top of their game. All the Royal Family came to watch and she was presented her medal by her mother Princess Anne. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. To find out details of coronavirus in your area, please fill in your postcode below. She competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the 4x100 meter medley relay, coming in fifth place. An accomplished equestrian and member of the British eventing team, she became the first-ever member of the British royal family to compete in the Olympics in 1976, at the Montreal Games. In a video broadcast during the opening ceremonies, the Queen is escorted by none other than James Bond — fittingly played by Daniel Craig — and a couple of corgis through Buckingham Palace and then by helicopter to the Olympic Stadium. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! newspaper archive. 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At the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark met Mary Donaldson at a bar called the Slip Inn. Four years after their initial meeting at the Olympics, they became engaged in March 1976. Anne's ex-husband, Captain Mark Phillips, has two Olympic medals, a gold and a silver, both won in the team three-day event competition. Peter added: “All the cousins were there weren't they? For Princess Anne, the Olympics are very much a family passion. She rode one of the Queen's horses, named Goodwill, during the competition. It shows just how nasty Anne’s fall must have been for her to actually be suffering memory loss - and even more astonishing that she actually got back on and finished the course. It's no wonder Zara went onto such successes on horseback: Her dad is an equestrian, too. Before she was a Princess, Charlene, the wife of Prince Albert of Monaco, was an Olympic swimmer from her home country of South Africa. Name: Mark Phillips (first husband of Princess Anne of the United Kingdom) Country: Great Britain Olympics: 1972/Munich, 1988 Seoul Sport: Equestrian Three Day Event Team and Individual Result: Three Day Event Team – Gold Medal (1972), Three Day Event Team – Silver Medal (1988), Three Day Event Individual – 35th place (1972), Three Day Event Individual – did not finish (1988) The Olympic spirit seems to run in his family: Harald's father, King Olav, won a gold medal in sailing at the 1928 Olympics. Anne was in … Frederik was even inducted into the International Olympic Committee in 2009. He later said that he asked her to have dinner the day they met, and that the couple "just clicked." Zara said: “To be given your medal by your mother is pretty special. Anne’s children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall did not seem that surprised that their mother got up and carried on with the competition after her injury. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. 1964 Summer Olympics medal table; External links "Tokyo 1964". Their romance continued from there and they eventually wed in 2004. Princess Anne was part of the team that campaigned to bring the Olympic Games to London in 2012, however she made a huge gaffe during an important committee meeting Anne's ex-husband, Captain Mark Phillips, has two Olympic medals, a gold and a silver, both won in the team three-day event competition. Princess Anne presented the medals, making a world first, that anyone would win an Olympic medal and then be given it by their mum. Carl Gustaf was there to represent the Swedish delegation while his wife-to-be, then known as Silvia Sommerlath, was working as a host and interpreter for a few very important guests — including Carl Gustaf. The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo 1964 – The Official Report of the Organizing Committee. Fellow Olympian Sebastian Coe, who worked with Princess Anne on the London Olympics, said he is always impressed by how sturdy eventers are. When London hosted the Olympics in 2012, an appearance from Queen Elizabeth seemed inevitable — but no one imagined that it would have been quite as epic as it turned out to be. Unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, William and Kate aren't known for their public displays of affection. She then arrived at the ceremony (though not actually by jumping out of a helicopter as the video depicted) and officially opened the Games. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. And the internet proceeded to tweet with glee about the photos. “I’ve watched a lot of three-day eventing and I know that the competitive granite that those men and women are made from.". She was acquitted of all charges in February 2017. Anne passed on her love of horses to her daughter, Zara. Other serious injuries people can get from riding include spinal injuries and bone fractures. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. This year, Frederik made an early departure from the PyeongChang Games to be at his father, Prince Henrik's bedside during the final days before his death. Equestrians always wear helmets when they ride, yet concussion - or traumatic brain injury - is the third most common type of injury related to horse-riding. At the end of a cycling race, in which Team Great Britain was victorious, William wrapped Kate up in a hug in excitement. He then joked that he is the only person in his immediate family not to have a gold medal, as Anne and Zara have won gold medals in the European and World Eventing Championships respectively. He said: “It is probably the most dangerous sport on the planet. She said: “I wasn’t at the Olympics, I couldn’t go, so it was all on the television what we saw.