Mike Tindall has some insight about the tinier Royals at Queen Elizabeth‘s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Mike, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara, made his first appearance on The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast since the “lovely” weekend of festivities honoring the monarch’s 70-year reign. And during the discussion, he told fellow host Alex Payne about participating in the events, which included witnessing Prince Louis‘ energy levels during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday.
Mike Tindall Reveals The Tinier Royals Had a ‘Real Sugar High’ During the Platinum Jubilee
“It’s tough for them. They’re all young. It’s a long time,” Mike, 43, said. “But as any parents know, you just do whatever needs to be done.”
He added, “Louis, he was just wanting to have fun. And my two [daughters, Mia and Lena] are always mischievous, so it’s trying to keep a lid on. There were a lot of sweets out back though, so there was a real sugar high.”
Prince Louis was fidgeting a lot during the parade, at points making faces at mom Kate Middleton. He also sat on the laps of Kate, father Prince William, and grandfather Prince Charles. Louis is “a cheeky monkey — a typical third child,” someone who knows the family informed PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “It’s nice that the world got to see him enjoying himself.”
In the interim, Lena caused a stir when she offered up some treats, handing them out to Princess Charlotte and Prince George in the row ahead of her as Prince Louis was quick to offer his hand up.
Mike also posted a “highlight” of the weekend was a lunch following Trooping the Colour with Zara’s cousins.
The Platinum Jubilee also shot the rugby pro to fame on Instagram after posting lighthearted posts by donning Zara’s hats each day. And on Saturday, Zara, 41, also got in on the fun by wearing Mike’s top hat from the Derby at Epsom.
“Who knew that wearing your Mrs. hats would actually be a thing?” he said. Mike also shared a photo of Zara with her cousin Princess Eugenie in their rainbow-fashioned outfits from Friday’s church service.
“When you combine your favorite Starbursts!!” he joked, likening Zara’s fuschia frock and Eugenie’s orange dress to the chewy candy. Two world-class ladies!!”
Mike and Zara married in 2011, only a few months after Kate and Prince William’s royal wedding. They are parents to three children: Mia, 8, Lena, 3, and Lucas, 1.
Prince William, 39, shared a few favorite holiday traditions last year, which included seeing his three children get together with their cousins.
“For me, generally, bringing the family together at Christmastime is always lovely because we’re quite spread out doing our things a lot of time throughout the year. We get very few moments to actually come together,” he said. “When I see my children meet up with my cousin’s children, and they all have a wonderful time playing together, it’s very special. I look forward to that a lot.”
He added, “Obviously, Christmas is a new dynamic when you have children. Suddenly it’s a whole different ballgame of noise and excitement.”
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