Zara and Mike together in Dunedin hotel

02:40, 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.
Zara Phillips
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.

Newlyweds Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall breakfasted 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 breakfasted to constant camera clicks and flashes.

She later reappeared with Tindall, the England centre last week caught on closed-circuit television footage socialising with a blonde woman in Queenstown.

Zara Phillips
Zara Phillips enjoyed breakfast unphased by the attention.

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

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

It is understood Phillips and Tindall are staying in the same hotel.

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

Phillips was relaxed as at least a dozen photographers snapped away, turning and laughing at the pandemonium she had created.

England's Rugby World Cup players have gone to ground in Dunedin since news of their boozy antics in Queenstown emerged.

Business owners in Dunedin's exchange precinct say they have not seen the players since CCTV footage was released showing Mark Tindall socialising with a blonde woman.

Tindall married Phillips in Edinburgh in July, and the news media have been keen to seewhat happened when the pair reunited.

Phillips arrived in Dunedin - known as the Edinburgh of the South - last night, eluding media cordons at the airport.

Before the Tindall incident, England's players went to bookshop owner George Sleeman's shop every morning.

"But since the little incident, we've hardly seen them," Sleeman said.

A hotel worker said staff overheard the players saying they did not want to see or talk to the media.

Phillips was whisked away from the Dunedin Airport tarmac in a silver Land Rover, trailed by a police car also travelling at speed, without sirens.

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

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