Zara Phillips watches ex-boyfriend take horrifying fall
Richard Johnson on Wishfull Thinking falls during the Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase on day two of the 2012 Cheltenham Fesitval on Wednesday. (AP)
In the Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase on Wednesday, the favourite -- Wishfull Thinking, ridden by Richard Johnson -- fell after jumping a fence and crashed into fence near a group of photographers.
Both were caught with horrified looks on their faces as the crash unfolded. It may have been especially upsetting for Zara, who was a former girlfriend of Johnson's dating back to her late teens. The two had a stormy, five-year relationship that ended in 2003.
Shortly after moving out of his multi-million dollar home, Zara began dating rugby star Mike Tindall, eventually marrying last July in Edinburgh.