Zara Phillips, the Queen's 30-year-old granddaughter, dodged waiting photographers as she arrived at the England rugby team's five-star hotel in New Zealand this week. Phillips was visiting her husband Mike Tindall, 11 days after he was caught on surveillance video cuddling and kissing a mystery blonde woman, reports the UK's Daily Mail.
Zara snuck into the Southern Cross Hotel via a rear entrance to confront her husband of just 7 weeks. The England team are preparing for their next World Cup match against Romania on Saturday (24th September 2011), however all eyes have been on Tindall after the now infamous 'night out' that was captured on camera. When facing the media at a press conference for the game, Tindall was reluctant to speak about his late night antics and coach Martin Johnson eventually deflected questions, saying, "We've put it to bed - we've played since then, it's not an issue. I spoke in a long press conference about it last week. We've had that conversation". Certain reports have suggested Tindall was in for a stern talking-to from wife Phillips, but the world champion equestrienne appeared relaxed and all smiles in a grainy photograph captured on her arrival.
Phillips married Tindall in the second 'royal wedding' of 2011, at the Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile.