So close yet so far Mike Tindall It was an honor to attend King Charles III’s Coronation of wife Zara Tindall — but he has one major complaint about the ceremony.
“You’re in the hottest spot, but it was all happening just around the corner of wall that you can’t see!” Princess Anne’s son-in-law, 44, said during the May 18 episode of his “The Good, the Bad & the Rugby” podcast.
The former professional rugby player and Zara, 42 — who is the king’s niece and daughter of The Princess Royal and ex-husband Mark Phillips — were seated one row behind Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice You can also find out more about the following: Princess Eugenie For the event on May 6. Prince William You can also find out more about the following: Princess KateIn the meantime, parents and children were seated in the first pew. Princess CharlotteThe number 8 is a good example. Prince Louie, 5. Prince Edward And his wife Sophie, Duchess EdinburghThe front row seats were reserved for. (William and Kate’s eldest son, Prince George(, 9, was a page of honour in the ceremony.
While seated close to the monarch, the athlete said that he had a question. Queen CamillaOnly by watching the coronation unfold on screen could you see it.
“It was unbelievable to be sat where we were. Quite frustrating that you couldn’t see around the corner, but you had the TV there,” he revealed, noting that “everything went on sort of back and front” and he was thankful to have the privilege of watching history unfold.
“It’s one of those moments,” he gushed during his podcast. “I think the best bit of the day was the six and half hours of military footmen that were in the Buckingham Palace backyard and they did three cheers for the King — it was like whoa, goose pimples.”
Mike and Zara who married in December 2010 and have three children accompanied their in-laws for the entire Coronation Weekend. The couple was first seen at a late-night meal On May 5, the Royal Family posed with other members.
“It was quite nice to have a date night,” Mike gushed during his May 12 appearance on Good Morning Britain. “You know, when you have three children, it’s not the easiest to get out and just have a drink together, so it was quite nice to have a little bit of a time where we could go out and have a drink and have a chat. It was quite nice.”
The pair’s date night lasted into the early hours of the morning, shortly before they were set to attend the 74-year-old monarch’s crowning ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
“Adil [Ray], never worry about what’s tomorrow, enjoy the moment and you can deal with the next day later,” he joked to the GMB presenter, defending their choice to attend the soirée before the big day.
Mike then faced another major problem in his weekend, while attending the concert for the coronation on May 7. The U.K. native tried his best to dance to performances by Katy Perry, Lionel Richie He felt he was shortchanged by A-listers.
“It’s very difficult when you’re on a raised platform that’s under a lot of lights, I felt I didn’t really put my best foot forward in terms of [my dancing],” the former outside center quipped during Good Morning Britain “If you started doing interesting dance maneuvers on that platform next to the king, I’m not entirely sure it would have gone down that well!”
He added: “As Hitch Once said in the [Will Smith] movie, ‘You’ve got to stay in your safe zone’ and my flag waving, I tried to do the best flag waving out there.”
Mike Tindall: My Seat at King Charles’ Coronation Was ‘Frustrating’