Don’t you know who one is? Zara Phillips left red faced after an altercation with a security guard on the first day of Cheltenham Festival

The Daily Mail

“Don’t you know who I am”? Zara Philips shouted angrily at the security guard who refused to let her pass.

“Course I know who you are” replied the security guard, “You’re Mike Tindalls Toffee nosed bit of stuff”.

I shouldn’t make fun. The security guard will no doubt have hung himself by the end of the week and Tindall looks like he can have a row.

Talking of  Toffee noses, Mike Tindalls looks like his has been left out in the sun and melted. Best he gets himself off to Michael Jacksons plastic surgeon.

And talking about Michael Jackson (see what I did there), since this is a boring article, I have added an archived article about the weird nonce at the end. CHA’MONE MOTHER FUCKERS.

 

By RUTH STYLES and LOUISE ECCLES

PUBLISHED: 16:44, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16, 13 March 2013

 

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.

The 31-year-old watched a race on one of the big screens inside the ring, but was furious when she was prevented from leaving after it finished.


But I'm the Queen's granddaughter! Zara argues with the security guard while Mike Tindall enjoys a chuckleBut I’m the Queen’s granddaughter! Zara argues with the security guard while Mike Tindall enjoys a chuckle
Made it! Zara, and her husband Mike Tindall, were forced to dash past the offending bouncer
Made it! Zara, and her husband Mike Tindall, were forced to dash past the offending bouncer

Made it! Zara, and her husband Mike Tindall, were forced to dash past the offending bouncer

All smiles: The pair eventually saw the funny side of the incident and enjoyed a little chuckle once insideAll smiles: The pair eventually saw the funny side of the incident and enjoyed a little chuckle once inside

The exit to the ring is often temporarily blocked off after a race to allow the horses to enter.

The guard appeared to have no idea who Miss Phillips was but, after some cross words from the royal, quickly let her pass.

 

Husband Mike Tindall allowed himself a little chuckle as his wife argued with the bouncer, but she too eventually saw the funny side.

Zara, who was wearing a suspiciously roomy cream coat and an elegant purple hat, was later spotted looking happy and relaxed as she chatted with jockey Tony McCoy’s wife, Chanelle.

Despite miserable weather that also delayed the first race, Phillips was joined by a smattering of celebrities including former Olympic sprinter, Denise Lewis.

Fit for a princess! Zara wraps up warm as she watches the race with Chanelle McCoy, the wife of jockey Tony Fit for a princess! Zara wraps up warm as she watches the race with Chanelle McCoy, the wife of jockey Tony

Don't you know who I am? Zara Phillips has a word with the security guard who is not letting anyone past Don’t you know who I am? Zara Phillips has a word with the security guard who is not letting anyone past

If you're not on the list you're not coming in: The security guard holds people back not realising it is the Queen's granddaughter who wants to get past If you’re not on the list you’re not coming in: The security guard holds people back not realising it is the Queen’s granddaughter who wants to get past

See I am related to the Queen: Zara Phillips argues with the security guard but eventually saw the funny sideSee I am related to the Queen: Zara Phillips argues with the security guard but eventually saw the funny side

Seeing the funny side: Husband Mike Tindall allowed himself a little chuckle as his wife argued with the bouncer, but she too eventually cracked a smileSeeing the funny side: Husband Mike Tindall allowed himself a little chuckle as his wife argued with the bouncer, but she too eventually cracked a smile
The Queen's granddaughter looked like she was enjoying the day after the overzealous security guard attempted to stop her from entering the enclosure alongside her husband, Mike TindallThe Queen’s granddaughter looked like she was enjoying the day after the overzealous security guard attempted to stop her from entering the enclosure alongside her husband, Mike Tindall

Day out: Zara Philliips and Mike Tindall watch the main race at Cheltenham on the first day of the festival Day out: Zara Philliips and Mike Tindall watch the main race at Cheltenham on the first day of the festival
Staying warm: Huge fur hats were the order of the day at Cheltenham, including this extreme exampleStaying warm: Huge fur hats were the order of the day at Cheltenham, including this extreme example

 

Backing a winner? Former sprinter Denise Lewis and a friend look on as Hurricane Fly triumphs in the Champion HurdleFormer sprinter Denise Lewis and a friend look on as Hurricane Fly triumphs in the Champion Hurdle

 

Not a good look! A bizarre yellow waistcoat and a very flimsy dress were spotted on racegoers
Not a good look! A bizarre yellow waistcoat and a very flimsy dress were spotted on racegoers

Not a good look! A bizarre yellow waistcoat and a very flimsy dress were spotted on racegoers

 

Colourful: It was too cold for frocks and heels, so racegoers used bright hats to up the style anteColourful: It was too cold for frocks and heels, so racegoers used bright hats to up the style ante

 

Sixties chic: Margaret Connolly from Co. Westmeath showed off her eye for a graphic print with a stylish coatSixties chic: Margaret Connolly from Co. Westmeath showed off her eye for a graphic print with a stylish coat

 

CHELTENHAM: Time lapse capturing all the excitement on the ground

But not everyone proved so willing to give up their heels, with one intrepid visitor braving the cold in a dress that left little to the imagination.

Others used suspiciously realistic looking fur to up their scores in the glamour stakes, with one woman sporting what looked like a dead fox on her head – complete with a tail.

At least a smattering of summer trends were allowed an outing, with one racegoer choosing a chic black and white sixties style cape, while others tapped into the huge trend for brights – Balding among them.

Lady wears her fur coat at Cheltenham
Cheltenham

Ladies made sure they were wrapped up warm in their furs for the first day of Cheltenham Festival

Spectacular: Among the hats on show were these fabulously OTT specimens
Spectacular: Among the hats on show were these fabulously OTT specimens

Spectacular: Among the hats on show were these fabulously OTT specimens

Furry friends: For some racegoers, thick animal pelts were the only way to stay warm
Furry friends: For some racegoers, thick animal pelts were the only way to stay warm

Furry friends: For some racegoers, thick animal pelts were the only way to stay warm

 

Elegant: Dark fascinators look surprisingly good when teamed with a leather aviator jacketElegant: Dark fascinators look surprisingly good when teamed with a leather aviator jacket

 

Colour blocking: Other stylish racegoers chose to dress in a single colour from head to toeColour blocking: Other stylish racegoers chose to dress in a single colour from head to toe
Matching: Fur hats were all the rage at a very chilly Cheltenham Festival today Matching: Fur hats were all the rage at a very chilly Cheltenham Festival today
Snug: Racegoers made sure they were wrapped up warm on the first day of Cheltenham today Snug: Racegoers made sure they were wrapped up warm on the first day of Cheltenham today

And it wasn't just women who were donning the fur. Even the men went for the David Crockett look And it wasn’t just women who were donning the fur. Even the men went for the David Crockett look

Also among those to see Champagne Fever triumph in the first race of the day, the William Hill Supreme Novices Hurdle, was Clare Balding and veteran racing pundit, John McCririck, on the race course.

McCririck, sporting his trademark trapper hat, turned out to be an unlikely source of fashion inspiration for female racing fans, who eschewed the usual high heels and flimsy frocks for heavy duty coats and supersized hats.

Her husband, Mike Tindall, cut an unusually dashing figure in a neat navy blue suit accessorised with a simple dove grey tie.

Practical Denise Lewis chose an elegant lilac sheepskin coat, which she wore with a pair of black patent leather knee high boots.

Back on the course, racegoers willing to brave the elements were able to enjoy the sight of red hot favourite Simonsig come from behind to win the Arkle Trophy Chase.

Other winners included Golden Chieftain, who took first place in the JLT Specialty Handicap and Hurricane Fly who triumphed in the Champion Hurdle – the big race of day one.

Looking good: Valerie Forde from Galway showed how to make the summery fedora work in the coldLooking good: Valerie Forde from Galway showed how to make the summery fedora work in the cold

 

Smart: Mike Tindall and Clare Balding both looked at the top of their game in the sartorial stakes
Smart: Mike Tindall and Clare Balding both looked at the top of their game in the sartorial stakes

Smart: Mike Tindall and Clare Balding both looked at the top of their game in the sartorial stakes

 

Winner: Dapple grey thoroughbred Simsonsig storms home to win the Arkle Trophy ChaseWinner: Dapple grey thoroughbred Simonsig storms home to win the Arkle Trophy Chase

 

Heavenly hats: Despite the chilly weather, many racegoers chose to wear cheerful summery fascinators
Heavenly hats: Despite the chilly weather, many racegoers chose to wear cheerful fascinators and floppy hats

Heavenly hats: Despite the chilly weather, many racegoers chose to wear cheerful fascinators and floppy hats

 

Freezing: Groundstaff remove some of the 65 acres of black insulation to help protect the ground from the overnight temperatures which plummeted to -6 Freezing: Groundstaff remove some of the 65 acres of black insulation to help protect the ground from the overnight temperatures which plummeted to -6

 

Covered up: The ground had to be protected overnight to protect the racecourse from freezing temperatures Covered up: The ground had to be protected overnight to protect the racecourse from freezing temperatures
Icy conditions: Horses cross the course on day one of Cheltenham Festival which was covered in 65 acres of black insulation this morning to protect it from frost Icy conditions: Horses cross the course on day one of Cheltenham Festival which was covered in 65 acres of black insulation this morning to protect it from frost