Zara Phillips Stands By Husband Mike Tindall Despite His Sticky Wicket [VIDEO]

Zara Phillips held on to her husband Mike Tindall’s hand as they emerged from Bacchus restaurant in Dunedin, New Zealand last night (September 24th), putting behind them the scandal that involved Tindall and a mystery blond nearly a fortnight ago.  Youtube footage showed the England rugby captain flirting heavily with a young woman, stroking her face and hugging her, according to the Daily Mail.  The blond was then seen pulling Tindall’s face towards her boobs as she kissed his head.

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The Queen’s eldest granddaughter, who married Tindall July 30th in Edinburgh, Scotland, is standing by her husband amid allegations that he strayed.  A staffer at the Southern Cross Hotel (where Tindall is staying with his team during the Rugby World Cup) told the Mail that Tindall certainly did not bring anyone home that night.  “He was so drunk that he couldn’t even stand when he got out of the taxi,” the staffer said.  “I had to help him across the road to a private part of the hotel where the players were staying.”

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Check out the footage of Tindall’s controversial bar encounter after the jump, and let us  know if you think he was being a scallywag by tweeting us at @socialitelife or posting to our Facebook page.