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Not that the truth did much to comfort Felicity, who had learned that her father wanted nothing to do with her and would never send her a birthday card or enquire about her health.
A DNA test in 1991 confirmed Phillips as her father, paving the way for a reported £350,000 settlement from Phillips, money which helped pay for fees at one of Auckland’s finest private schools and some profitable property investments to secure Felicity’s future.
I hope and pray Mark will do the right thing and make a proper and legally-binding settlement on her.‘I wish I could wake up one morning in the knowledge that the record had been put straight and I don’t have to worry any more.’Felicity, known throughout her childhood as Bunny, would also grow up to share her father’s love of horses and with her blonde hair and blue eyes, there were startling similarities between her and Phillips’ other daughter, her half-sister Zara, only four years older.
Ms Tonkin, who was 32 when she fell for Phillips, said at the time: ‘Nothing can compensate for the tears I have cried while trying to plan for Bunny’s future, when at any moment I could find myself penniless.
Felicity, herself a keen rider, is a specialist equine vet, and Tristan is an accomplished polo player, who only two years ago was playing in front of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor.
Back home in New Zealand, the couple share a ten-acre, £1.5 million property with a string of horses near Felicity’s childhood home, where her mother Heather, now 66, still lives.
Felicity has forged a career with a south Auckland veterinary practice where clients speak highly of her skills and dedication but, despite owning a beautiful property, the couple lead a life with few frills, pouring many of their resources into the horses.
To his proud mother and father he is a little prince: a fine mop of hair, tiny button nose and two perfect lips pursed in sleep.The pair struck up a friendship and, when Phillips visited Auckland again the following year, he invited her to his hotel and, she later revealed, left his boots outside his door to guide her to the right room.She later admitted to having been infatuated with the dashing Army officer.In 1999 it emerged that Heather and Felicity had been within 15 yards of the Captain at a three-day event where he was the course designer and they mere spectators.
The Captain had appeared oblivious to their presence and, when asked by a journalist if he would meet them, had brusquely replied: ‘Wrong subject.’ Nor has their shared interest in horses bridged the gap between Felicity and her half-sister Zara, a former world champion rider.
Tale of two 'sisters': Felicity's social media photo with Tristan and baby James (left) is reminiscent of Zara and Mike Tindall posing with Mia for Hello!