He remembered this special day. Prince Philip died on April 9, at the age of 99. His funeral took place on April 17, at Windsor Castle. These were broadcast live on television. In front of their screen, the British were able to attend a simple and quick ceremony, as the Duke of Edinburgh had wished. Mike Tindall, the husband of Zara Tindall, was present and wanted to tell it in the last episode of his podcast The Good, The Bad & the Rugby, unveiled this Wednesday, April 21. Unlike Princes Charles, Harry and William, the rugby player did not take part in the funeral procession. He went directly to the chapel of Saint-Georges, in order to attend the ceremony. “I think back to that day and how strange it was without a crowd, with social distancing, and the way it all went,” he said first before adding: “I think it was “was the perfect day for what he would have liked, if that makes sense. No fuss, do what you have to do,” he concluded.
He paid tribute to him. Like all other members of the royal family, Mike Tindall honored the memory of Prince Philip on social media. On his Instagram account, he posted a photo in which the Duke of Edinburgh could be seen with Mia, the rugby’s eldest daughter. This photo was taken by Kate Middleton during a vacation in Scotland. “It was a very sad week, but it gave us time to think of beautiful memories and stories that are both personal and shared. A devoted father who will be missed forever but who will always love us”, a- he wrote in the caption. While he marked the hearts of the British and those close to him, it is therefore logical that, on the day of the funeral, many tributes were paid to the husband of Elizabeth II. We can mention the gloves, sword and officer’s cap placed on his coffin. Symbolic objects that rekindled painful memories and that Mike Tindall did not fail to comment on: “It was a sad day, but I think it was very well organized and very well cared for. Hope he watched from up there and that he was happy with this day, ”he concluded.
Mike Tindall and his admiration for Elizabeth II
In his podcast, Zara Tindall’s husband did not hesitate to express his admiration for Elizabeth II. “My love for the queen is even greater. She was sitting there, on her own,” he said at first. As a reminder, the photo of the Queen of England, installed alone in front of the coffin of her late husband, had greatly moved Internet users. An emotion also shared by Mike Tindall who was on the platform opposite. “She pulled herself apart because of what the world is like right now, and said to herself, ‘I’m going to lead by example.’ She’s amazing, literally amazing,” he concluded.
Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall © Agence