Zara Tindall was teamed up with Prince Harry’s alleged close confidant, Natalie Pinkham, at the Cheltenham Festival this afternoon when the pair were spotted holding hands.
Princess Anne’s daughter, 41, shared the love far and wide, as she was also photographed holding hands with husband Mike Tindall as they arrived on the festival’s opening day.
Wearing a burgundy Karen Millen coat that she previously donned to the Princess of Wales Christmas carol concert in December at Westminster Abbey, Zara beamed as she arrived at the event that centers around her great passion, horses.
She appeared deep in conversation as she strolled around the racetrack grounds with Sky Sports presenter Natalie, 45, who once sparked relationship rumors with Zara’s cousin Prince Harry, 38, in 2006.
Zara, royal mother of three, accessorized her recycled coat with a Juliette Botterill hat in a matching colour.
Zara Tindall, 41, and Natalie Pinkham, described as Prince Harry’s former ‘confidante and drinking buddy’, held hands as they arrived at the Cheltenham Festival on its opening day.
Underneath, she wore a black top from High Street Store & Other Stories and skinny black pants from The Fold.
Meanwhile, her friend Natalie looked equally stylish in a gray plaid double-breasted coat with a khaki Camilla Rose headband.
Natalie, a mother of two, is said to have once enjoyed regular meetings with Prince Harry over the years, becoming his “drinking partner and confidante”.
She reportedly enjoyed a ‘close platonic friendship with royalty, marrying Endemol executive Owain Walbyoff, and the couple share children, Wildred and Willow.
Zara and Natalie looked close as ever, with the Sky Sports presenter looking chic in a checked coat and leather pants and a Camilla Rose headband.
Dress powerful! The royal couple looked like the perfect couple as they posed for photos in color-coordinated outfits.
Zara wore a Karen Millen coat that she wore to the Princess of Wales Christmas carol concert in December and accessorized with a Julie Botterill hat.
The look of love! Former rugby ace Mike looked longingly at his wife Zara as they posed for photos, as she smiled for the camera.
The pair seemed optimistic when they arrived at the Cheltenham Festival on its opening day, both sharing a passion for horse racing.
Zara, 41, opted for a high street outfit with her Karen Millen coat and a black ruffled blouse from & Other Stories
In May 2019, it emerged that Prince Harry had turned his back on Natalie since he married Meghan.
Natalie, who was not invited to Harry and Meghan’s wedding, was reportedly “upset” by the change in their relationship.
speaking to Sun at the time, a source claimed: ‘She’s legitimately upset. She has known Harry for years and was not only his drinking partner, but also his confidante.
However, it seems that Natalie has maintained a close relationship with some members of the royal family and today she looked like a thief with Zara.
As Zara and Mike, 44, posed for lovelorn photos together, the pair looked perfectly matched as the former rugby-era donned a tie to match his wife’s coat and a smart navy blazer.
The couple looked affectionate as always as they posed for photos, with Mike shooting his wife a loving look as she smiled for the camera.
Though endearingly affectionate, the pair’s display at races was a bit more tame than their last appearance at a horse racing event, when they put on a very daring display at the Magic Millions Cup in Australia.
The couple filled out the PDA and had fun taking photos with their friends, sticking out their tongues and kissing for the camera.
Other snaps showed the couple posing with their friends while cheekily clutching fists at each other in a daring display.
Mike, dressed in a sharp checked suit, also took center stage in a group photo in which he held up his leg for a friend to carry.