Zara Tindall at the Olympics.

Zara Tindall at the Olympics.Getty

From Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips, did you know that several Royal Family members have competed in the hallowed Olympic games?

Next year's 2024 Olympics will take place in Paris, with Britons all over the world glued to their television screens making sure to cheer their favorite athletes on as they compete for glory.

Did you know that the Royal Family has had several family members compete at the games? The Royals have performed at several Olympic Games to various degrees of success.

There have even been several competitors from Royal Families outside of the UK.

Let's take a look!

Princess Anne

It won't come as a surprise to many to see Princess Anne on this list, who became the first Royal to ever compete in the Olympics in 1976, in Montreal.

Anne competed in the three-day equestrian event. She rode her mother's horse, named Goodwill.

The Princess also competed in multiple European Three-Day Event Championships, winning a gold medal in the 1971 individual discipline and silver in both the individual and team disciplines in 1975.

Captain Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is the former husband of Princess Anne and competed at the 1972 Olympics with the British equestrian team.

The team as a whole managed to win the gold medal, while Phillips placed 35th individually.

Zara Tindall

Queen Anne and Mark Phillip's daughter followed in her parents' footsteps and also competed on the British Olympic equestrian team. At the London 2012 Olympics, the granddaughter of the Queen even won a silver medal as a member of the Great Britain equestrian eventing team. 

Tindall is generally considered to be the Royal's finest export when it comes to the Olympic Games.

Prince Albert II of Monaco

While Prince Albert II is not a member of the British Royal Family, he is one of the most notable Royals to ever compete at an Olympic Games.

The royal competed for Monaco in the bobsleigh event at five consecutive Winter Olympics (from 1988 to 2002), participating in both the two-man and four-man competitions.