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Death Stalks Princess Anne’s Ex-Husband Mark Phillips

by | 11th, April 2008

princess-anne.jpgPRINCESS Anne, equine daughter to Queen Elizabeth, is said to be odds with her horse-enthusiast ex-husband, Mark Phillips (what did he ever see in her?)

The New York Post looks at a story in The New York Times that says that three riders hoping to qualify for the US Olympic equestrian team have died during competitions in the US. Phillips is the team’s coach.

Know that nine more riders worldwide have died over the past year and half. No, not horses, the riders.

The Post says deaths are up “because the sport has become more popular and the jumping courses, some designed by Phillips himself, have become more challenging”.

“Phillips is about to be crucified as the halfwit menace,” says one British journalist.

An “expert” says Phillips has been “eternally despised by Brits for being a grasping, regal wannabe poseur”.

The Post goes on to say: “Aristocrats feel Anne, mother of Peter and Zara, tainted the royal bloodlines with Phillips’ common DNA.”

Horse fans should look out for a faceless figure in a crown riding White Fiat Uno as Phillips rounds the bend and prepares to confront Jump 6: The Tunnel Of No Return…

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