Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall meet

02:44, Sep 23 2011
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips, wife of English rugby player Mike Tindall speaks at a charity function held at Telecom House in Auckland.
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips, wife of English rugby player Mike Tindall speaks at a charity function held at Telecom House in Auckland.
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips, wife of English rugby player Mike Tindall speaks at a charity function held at Telecom House in Auckland.
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips, wife of English rugby player Mike Tindall speaks at a charity function held at Telecom House in Auckland during the RWC.
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips, at her wedding to English rugby player Mike Tindall.
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips on her wedding day.
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips on her wedding day.
Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips speaks at a charity function held at Telecom House in Auckland during the Rugby World Cup 2011.
Zara Phillips media pack
The media pack awaits Zara Phillips in Dunedin.
Zara Phillips was spotted dining at The Gintrap in Napier.
Zara Phillips was spotted in Napier where she dined at The Gintrap for lunch. Inset: Zara Phillips shortly after her wedding to Mike Tindall in July.
Zara Phillips, left, and a friend run across the tarmac at Dunedin Airport to a waiting Range Rover.
Zara Phillips, left, and a friend run across the tarmac at Dunedin Airport to a waiting Range Rover.
Zara Phillips is whisked away from Dunedin Airport in a Range Rover, trailed by a police escort.
Zara Phillips is whisked away from Dunedin Airport in a Range Rover, trailed by a police escort.
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Zara Phillips gets a coffee at the Southern Cross hotel in Dunedin.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall
Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall, together in Dunedin.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall
Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall in Dunedin.
Zara Phillips and friends were seen enjoying a leisurely stroll around Dunedin this morning.
Zara Phillips and friends were seen enjoying a leisurely stroll around Dunedin this morning.
Zara Phillips waits at Pak'n'Save Dunedin while a friend goes shopping.
Zara Phillips waits at Pak'n'Save Dunedin while a friend goes shopping.
Queen Elizabeth's grand-daughter Zara Phillips (black cap)  with her friends at the England-Romania Rugby World Cup match in Dunedin.
Queen Elizabeth's grand-daughter Zara Phillips (black cap) with her friends at the England-Romania Rugby World Cup match in Dunedin.

Royal newlyweds Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall appeared together under the news media glare in Dunedin this morning, with no signs of tension over the England rugby player's boozy antics in Queenstown last week.

Phillips, who arrived in Dunedin yesterday, had breakfast amid constant camera clicks and flashes when she emerged from her hotel room.

Later she reappeared with Tindall, the player last week caught on CCTV footage socialising with a blonde woman in Queenstown.

A friend of the couple had told the news media the blonde was an old friend, and today the couple both looked relaxed, Tindall in a white T-shirt, Phillips clad more elegantly in a grey poncho.

Phillips, the granddaughter of the Queen, did not allow the cacophony to deter her, as she sat at Cafe d'Oro on the mezzanine floor in the foyer of the Southern Cross Scenic Circle Hotel.

When she arrived there was a rush of cameramen to the nearest window, each craning for the best shot.

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She turned and laughed at the pandemonium she had created, as at least a dozen photographers snapped away.

Phillips is staying on an upper floor of the hotel, which the England team is also understood to be staying at.

She is expected to watch her husband play at England's game against Romania in Dunedin on Saturday.

The team has gone to ground since news of their boozy antics in Queenstown emerged.

Business owners in Dunedin's exchange precinct said they had not seen the team since the CCTV footage was released.

Tindall married Phillips in Edinburgh in July, and the news media has been keen to see what happened when the pair reunited.

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