Former England rugby star Mike Tindall has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations after attending the four-day extravaganza
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Mike Tindall is officially back at work after entertaining many royal fans during the Platinum Jubilee.
His cheeky actions during the celebrations left people in awe – as he shared photos of himself trying on his wife Zara’s fascinators and comparing her outfit to starbursts.
The rugby star, 43, is married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara and has been attending all the major royal events in recent days.
Now he has lifted the lid on a lunch attended by many members of the royal family, held on the first day of the Queen’s celebrations.
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Appears on his podcast The good guys, the bad guys and rugbyMike called it one of the highlights of the four-day celebration.
When asked about the anniversary, he said: “Have a nice weekend. It was excellent to be fair, it was just great to be a part of it.”
When asked about the special moments, he revealed: “We had a good cousin lunch on Thursday, that was a highlight.
“Other than that the concert was very, very cool. Going to the Derby for the first time ever was a unique experience and one that I enjoyed.”
Thursday marked the first day of celebrations – and kicked off with Trooping The Color, with Prince Louis stealing some of the thunder from his great-grandmother.
After the big event, some of the royals met for a private celebration, which Mike has now singled out as a special moment.
Mike and Zara share a close bond with many royal cousins, most notably Prince William and Harry.
Meghan and Harry were not involved in the official Trooping the Color ceremony, but the Queen invited them to watch the ceremony from Horses Guard.
They joined other lesser royals including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and the Tindalls to watch through the window overlooking the event – where we snapped some sweet photos.
Meghan was seen joking with some of the younger royals, jokingly telling them to shut up while they watched the incredible show.
Meghan and Harry are believed to have joined the Queen and other senior royals for a special lunch at Buckingham Palace to mark the occasion afterwards.
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This would have given them a proper opportunity to sit down and chat – and it would have been the first time they’ve all been together since Harry and Meghan stepped down as working royals.
There are reports that the Queen was in attendance, but it’s not clear who else was there.
The Cambridges, Prince Charles, Camilla, the York sisters and their families, the Tindalls and the Wessexes were all in the auditorium so are likely to be participants.
Body language expert Judi James told The Mirror the Duchess is “in her element” messing around with the kids.
Mike Tindall celebrated the Queen’s occasion with a series of photos on Instagram.
“Who knew wearing your wife’s hats would actually be a thing? So yeah, that was one thing.”
In a cheeky snap, he wrote: “‘Personal favorite of mine! I definitely need to wear more hats.’
On another, he added: “Hat day 2! darling so far! What color do you think tomorrow will be?’
Taking to Twitter, a royal fan wrote: “Mike Tindall is definitely the fun and cool uncle #HM70 ”
The father-of-three shared a snap of his wife next to her cousin Princess Eugenie, dressed in colorful outfits: “When you mix and match your favorite starbursts!! Two world class ladies!! #starburst #platinumjubilee.’
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mike-tindall-lifts-lid-royals-27178534 Mike Tindall lifts the lid on the royals' "cousin lunch" at the Jubilee after Meghan and Harry's visit