Mike and Zara Tindall double date with Hollywood A-lister in a location which holds special memories for the royal couple

Mike and Zara Tindall enjoyed some time with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky

Zara Tindall and Mike enjoyed a double date with Hollywood stars in Australia
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Mike and Zara Tindall are avoiding the fallout from Prince Harry’s relentless revelations as the couple swap the UK for sunny Australia. The royal couple stepped out for the Magic Millions Polo and Showjumping Event, which Zara actually took part in, getting changed out of her cool blue dress for some sporting prowess.


While her cousin, Prince Harry, sends shockwaves through the United Kingdom with his claims that William physically attacked him and other intimate details from his upcoming book, Spare, Zara has opted to soak up the Australian sunshine.

Zara and her husband Mike have returned to Australia, where Zara has competed in the Magic Millions Polo and Showjumping event.

The couple, who were back in the UK for Christmas with their family, apparently couldn’t wait to get back to Australia. They weren’t there too long ago, after Mike’s stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

This time, Zara took center stage, impressing both on and off the polo field.

Zara opted for a cool, blue summer dress

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Zara wore a pop of color with her Isidora Puff-Sleeves Midi Dress from designer Rebecca Vallance. The brand is designed for the “modern woman” according to their Instagram, a good fit for the sporty and down-to-earth Zara.

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Carefully crafted, the Isidora Puff Sleeve Midi Dress was designed with a collard neckline, voluminous blouson sleeves and an A-line skirt with slant pockets that feature an embroidered scalloped hemline with a zipper fastening at the back

Zara paired her blue dress with the Coronet Suite White Gold & White Diamond Oval Earrings from Calleija Jewels.

Royalty met Hollywood royalty at the polo, as Zara and Mike were spotted sharing a laugh with Marvel’s Chris Hemsworth and his wife, actress Elsa Pataky.

At one point, Mike even wrapped his arm around new mate Elsa as they shared jokes with other attendees.

Ditching her glam later on, Zara got into her kit and hit the field for an impressive bout of polo.

Zara and Mike beamed in the sunshine – but it’s not surprising. Australia holds special memories for the couple as it’s where they first met during the Rugby World Cup in 2003.

Recalling their first meeting while appearing on I’m a Celebrity late last year, Mike said, “I was at the World Cup, she was out watching. I got dropped from the semi-final. I was p*ssed off and so I went for a beer with another guy who got dropped and a guy who was over [in Sydney]. They’d met her before and they introduced us and then got chatting.”

“First actual date, just went out for lunch locally. And ended up being quite a boozy one. Then we figured out that we both quite like getting smashed. It was a good start.”

Jack Slater
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