Zara all smiles as she confronts her party-hard hubby
Zara Phillips appears none the worse for wear as she leaves a restaurant after having lunch with her husband of seven weeks, Mike Tindall, on Friday in Dunedin, New Zealand. Tindall was caught on video partying hard with a mystery blonde last week. (Reuters)
If the newlyweds are having their first argument, they’re putting a pretty good public face on it.
The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips, and Mike Tindall were reunited in New Zealand on Friday and were all smiles as photographers chased the couple around the streets in the wake of last week’s naughty video showing Tindall carousing with a blonde in a bar.
After the mini scandal erupted just six weeks after their wedding, Zara moved up her scheduled trip to the county to watch hubby Mike play in the World Cup of Rugby. The speculation was the burly rugby star was going to be getting a verbal beating from Zara.
If that was the case, it was done outside camera range as the couple took shelter at the Southern Cross Hotel in Dunedin where England’s team is based. The couple had breakfast together and appeared happy and relaxed as they left the restaurant (right).
The offending video showed Tindall being playful with a mystery blonde, who kisses him on the forehead. Friends of the couple insist the woman was an “old friend” who had attended their wedding in Edinburgh in July.
At a press conference Thursday, Tindall did his best to dodge the non-rugby questions about his behaviour, saying “you just get on and train.”
Meanwhile, it’s reported that a bouncer at a bar appeared in court in connection with the CCTV video, charged with accessing a computer system for dishonest purposes. He’ll be back in court Oct. 3.
Photographers fight for a spot to get a good shot of Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, inside the Southern Cross Hotel in Dunedin on Friday. England will play against Romania in their Rugby World Cup Pool B match in Dunedin on Saturday. (Reuters)