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Rachel Glucina: Princess Anne upset with Mike Tindall's antics

The Princess Royal is understood to be furious about the behaviour of her new son-in-law, Mike Tindall, who was caught kissing and groping a mystery blonde in a Queenstown bar two weeks ago.

Her 30-year-old daughter, Zara Phillips, raced to New Zealand last week to confront her bridegroom, and the newlyweds were snapped smiling for the paparazzi in Dunedin over the weekend before England's match against Romania.

Zara was quick to forgive. However, it's unclear how she feels about news yesterday of another bar video showing her husband getting intimate with the buxom blonde.

Her mother will be furious. She was reportedly angered by Tindall's embarrassing antics which made global headlines. But news of more CCTV footage will infuriate her.

A British newspaper said Princess Anne, a devoted Scotland supporter, is "said to be deeply unimpressed with the England captain's extra-curricular antics in New Zealand".

An associate of the Queen's daughter told the Sunday Telegraph: "She is very upset and angry."

The paper said Tindall's roistering rugby behaviour had come under fire with the royal family before - when the couple married eight weeks ago.

Tensions reportedly arose before the wedding day about the boisterous behaviour of his rugby team-mates at the royal reception. Fellow England player, Iain Balshaw, was told to submit a draft of his best man's speech to the Palace to be vetted for any inappropriate language.

Evidently, copious amounts of drinking was allowed, with one guest describing the nuptials as more of a boozy knees-up than a regal celebration.

"There was a lot of drinking. In fact, make that a hell of a lot of drinking."

Tindall was still in his morning suit the following morning.

It's not the first time Princess Anne has voiced her displeasure about Tindall. England's rugby captain told a sports show producer in March his royal mother-in-law-to-be had asked him to have corrective surgery on his nose before he married her daughter because she was worried about how the wedding photos might look.

The 32-year-old rugby player has broken his nose eight times in his rugby career, but says he is unlikely to go under the knife again after having corrective nasal surgery years ago.

Brendan Cole's late-night dance with Princess Eugenie

While Zara raced to New Zealand to have a showdown with her wayward hubby after he was caught boob-diving an anonymous blonde, another of the Queen's granddaughters, Princess Eugenie, was busy making headlines in the UK with a New Zealander.

Christchurch-born Brendan Cole, a professional dancer on the UK reality series Strictly Come Dancing, "won over" the 21-year-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, the Telegraph reported.

At the relaunch of London's trendy Cuckoo Club in Mayfair last week, Cole took to the floor with the young royal "for a lively dance as [electronic dance duo] Basement Jaxx performed".

Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice was there with Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Florence ("Flee) Brudenell-Bruce, and Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo - Cole's former dance partner on Strictly.

Rachel Glucina

Rachel Glucina is New Zealand’s reigning gossip queen and author of The Diary.

Rachel Glucina is New Zealand’s reigning gossip queen, notorious for breaking celebrity scoops and dishing dirt on the country’s best known personalities. She’s feared. She’s loathed. She’s courted by anyone with skeletons in their closet. Rachel knows where the bodies are buried. Mick Jagger wined and dined her. Mike McRoberts devoted a chapter to her in his memoirs. And John Key has her on speed dial.

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