London, Oct 7 : Zara Phillips put on a brave face as she warmed up for a competition in The Netherlands today, following showdown talks with her rugby star husband Mike Tindall in New Zealand, over his drunk nightclub antics with a former flame.
The Daily Mail this week revealed Jessica Palmer as the mystery blonde captured on CCTV at a bar in Queenstown, kissing and cuddling newlywed Tindall.
The incident three weeks ago has overshadowed his team’s rugby world cup campaign - and caused acute embarrassment for Zara.
And it since emerged the 30-year-old royal telephoned Miss Palmer after discovering that she and Tindall had dated the year before the newlyweds met.
Palmer is said to have reassured her that nothing untoward had happened on the night they were caught on CCTV and that they “were just mates mucking around”.
Palmer is said to be “very upset” about the furore surrounding her encounter with Tindall, which was “totally innocent”.
“Jess stayed with me so she could attend the wedding,” Palmer’s former classmate Vanessa Rooth, told the paper.
“I have spoken to her and she’s upset as this has been blown out of all proportion.
“Jess and Mike started off as close friends, had a relationship, but then it petered out and they’ve remained close friends,” she added. (ANI)
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