Now he has been professionally ruined, what can we surmise about the chances of his marriage to Zara surviving? She is a ‘feisty’ girl - a term the British press use to mean ‘willful’ and ‘headstrong’.
As Palace advisers are acutely aware, Britain’s new golden couple are currently treading a fine line between trying to maintain the privacy and normality of their daily lives while having become dazzling uber-celebrities.
Zara has forgiven newlywed husband, Mike Tindall, for his embarrassing frolics with a blonde in a bar in Queenstown, New Zealand. But there is one person who is not best pleased: mother-in-law, Princess Anne.
Just as Mike Tindall thought he had time to get his version of events concerning his frolics with a bar blonde ready for his feisty wife, Zara Phillips, we hear she has already arrived in New Zealand. And what a showdown that could be!