Someone with less backbone might have crumbled.
But Zara Phillips has kept a smile on her face, remained polite and refused to comment following the furore over her husband's night out.
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And her composure has certainly won her fans in New Zealand, where Mike Tindall is currently on duty at the Rugby World Cup.
Over the weekend, the couple held hands as they left Bacchus restaurant in Dunedin with a group of friends.
Zara was also in the stands, cheering on her other half.
And her support seems to have done the trick. England have won all their matches in the competition so far.