• Smiling Zara prepares to fly to New Zealand as friends dismiss 'exaggerated' stories

    Zara Phillips isn’t letting headlines about her husband interfere with her professional life. Unfazed by reports about Mike Tindall's now-infamous night out, the 30-year-old took first prize at a prestigious horse riding competition in Ireland at the weekend. She looked delighted as she accepted her rosette at the end of the three-day Johnson and Perrott International Horse Trials, smiling at the crowd and patting her ten-year-old gelding, Lord Lauries. Zara will soon make the 11,000 mile journey to New Zealand to support her spouse as he competes in the Rugby World Cup. He has been at the centre of a media storm