Zara Tindall found herself in front of the cameras on Tuesday at the Cheltenham Festival – but not in the conventional sense.
During a news bulletin for Ireland’s TV3, Mrs Tindall is seen walking towards the reporter, and accidentally rubs shoulders as they pass.
— TV3 (@TV3Ireland) March 14, 2017
Mrs Tindall loudly apologises to the reporter, Paul Walsh, who erupts into a fit of laughter on camera when he realises that it was The Queen’s granddaughter who interrupted him.
Zara, and her husband Mike, were at the Cheltenham Festival on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week. They will likely stay for the remaining two days of racing at the world famous course.
On Wednesday, Zara’s mother, The Princess Royal, joined her to watch the racing action. The Duchess of Cornwall was also in attendance and presented the trophy to the winners of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Cheltenham Racecourse at Prestbury Park is one of the racecourses owned by The Jockey Club, it is set in a natural amphitheatre in the beautiful rolling Cotswold Hills. The Cheltenham Festival is the main highlight not only of the racecourse’s calendar but also the National Hunt calendar in this country.
The Cheltenham Festival has several Grade 1 races during the four days including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and the Queen Mother Champion Chase which the Duchess of Cornwall presented the prizes to the winning connections of Special Tiara.
On Friday, The Queen will herself have a runner at Cheltenham. Her Majesty’s horse, Forth Bridge, is currently placed at 33-1 in the betting markets. The four-year-old is set to race in the JCB Triumph Hurdle.
Forth Bridge is up against strong competition. The current odds on favourite to take the trophy is Defi Du Seuil – currently 6/4 on the markets.
Other entries include Charli Parcs, Soldier In Action, Dandy Mag, Ex-Patriot and Long Call.