Mia Tindall is clearly her father’s child. The former England rugby player has revealed his eight-year-old daughter can’t wait to start playing the sport.
“She loves it and is excited that she can begin contact rugby next year,” Mike (43) told Hello! magazine.
But she wasn’t always so keen, he adds, and a few months ago when she was part of a tag-rugby team she'd often insist she didn’t like the game.
Speaking on an episode of his podcast, The Good, the Bad & the Rugby, Mike, who's married to the queen’s eldest granddaughter, Zara (40), said, “It’s always hard to get Mia to go. She’s like, ‘I don’t like it’ and then you get there and she’s off.
“It’s funny how much she’s changed over the past year, since they've been back [following lockdown]. She’s figuring out how to avoid people because before they’d just all be really bunched in.”
Mia, who has a younger sister, Lena (3,) and brother, Lucas (13 months), recently joined her parents for a few public appearances.
She was seen at the Easter matins service at Windsor Castle last month and also attended the memorial service for her great-grandfather Prince Philip with the rest of the royal family at Westminster Abbey in March.
Earlier this year, Mike also touched on how family life had changed since he and Zara welcomed their little boy and how his family is now complete. “I literally was like, ‘Yup, snip, snip, snip. I’ve got a boy. I’m out. I'm out of here'.”
When Lucas was born Mike spoke of his delight at having a son. “The best thing about being at home, the best thing was, as soon he’s wrapped up, he’s skin on skin, straight downstairs. TV room. Golf on. This is what we're doing.”
SOURCES: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK, HELLOMAGAZINE.COM