Anorak | When Zara Phillips met an ‘unnamed overzealous’ guard at the Cheltenham Festival

When Zara Phillips met an ‘unnamed overzealous’ guard at the Cheltenham Festival

by | 16th, March 2013

Horse Racing - 2013 Cheltenham Festival - Day Four - Cheltenham Racecourse

HOW the media works: the paper have been at the Cheltenham Festival. If Pippa Middleton is not in the stalls, the journalists turn their eyes to any other female Royal. They spot Zara Phillips.

The Telegraph’s Andrew Hough reports:

She may be the Queen’s grand-daughter but that did not stop security guards at Cheltenham Festival from blocking Zara Phillips access to the parade ring.

The Daily Mail’s Ruth Styles and Louise Eccles report:

She might be the Queen’s granddaughter, but that does not always guarantee the royal treatment. Zara Phillips was blocked from leaving the parade ring at Cheltenham yesterday by a security guard.

Bit similar, no?

Back to Hough, who writes:

“The Princess Royal’s daughter was left unimpressed by the actions of overzealous security who appeared not to recognise her on the opening day of the [Cheltenham Festival].”

The guard is revealed to be unnamed “. He is that unimportant to the story. He is merely an overzealous man who can’t recognise Royalty when it’s looking him in the face. But what difference does it make if he recognises her? His job is to stop anyone from walking across the parade ground while the horse are there.

The 31 year-old, accompanied by her husband, Mike Tindall, the former England rugby captain, was prevented from crossing the parade ring after one race. Dressed in a cream coat and purple hat with a pair of

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