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Last Updated: Monday September 12 2005 10:02 GMT

Royal Zara jumps to double gold

Zara Phillips on Toytown.
The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips has won two gold medals at a European competition.

The 24-year-old represented the British team in the three day eventing contest in Blenheim on her horse Toytown.

As well as helping the British team to a sixth successive European team gold, Zara also secured the Individual Championship title.

She's hoping to follow in the footsteps of her mother, the Princess Royal, who rode in the Olympic Games.

Zara is 11th in line to the throne and was presented with the medals by her mother, who won the individual event in 1971.

She said: "It has always been a massive dream to win gold like this and it is so bizarre to think I have one more than my mother, but it is even better to have a team gold."

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