Among the distinguished guests invited to the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla on May 6, Mike Tindall was one.
Wife Zara Tindall attended the Westminster Abbey service with the former England rugby captain.
Mike has expressed one annoyance with the seating arrangement, despite the fact that he felt incredibly fortunate to have a seat inside.
Mike shared details about the big day on his podcast, The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby, with co-host James Haskell.
Behind Prince Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, in the fourth row of the Abbey, were Mike and Zara, the King’s niece.
“You’re in the hot spot, but it’s happening all around the corner where you can’t see,” he said to James. You are in the front row, but…
He then revealed that they had watched a large portion of the ceremony on a TV screen mounted on one of the pillars of the Abbey, saying, “It was unbelievable being sat there, but frustrating.”
It happens after Mike posted some private Instagram photos of the coronation for his followers.
In a quick-moving montage, he shared some behind-the-scenes pictures, one of which showed Mike beaming as he posed in a morning suit on the day of the coronation while wearing his wife’s light blue hat on top of his head.
The proud father also shared a photo of himself, Zara, and Peter Phillips, Zara’s older brother, grinning in front of Westminster Abbey.
On the night before the coronation, Mike and Zara went on a date and overindulged in alcohol.
The 44-year-old, who was promoting his yearly charity golf outing, made the hilarious admission live on Good Morning Britain.
In the segment, Mike talked about how he and Zara spent a rare night apart from the kids with other royals, including Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew.
The next stop on Mike and Zara’s night out was The Arts Club, a prestigious private members club located right next to The Ritz. It was nice to have a little date night, according to Mike. You know, going out and getting a drink together isn’t always the easiest when you’ve got three kids.
So, having a brief window of time where we could just go out and have a drink and chat was quite pleasant. I therefore have no regrets about that.
Mike responded, “Never worry about what’s tomorrow,” when asked if they were concerned about the historic event the following day. Take in the moment, and deal with the next day later.
When Mike was seen dancing with his wife and waving his flag during the coronation concert, journalist Kate Garraway also mentioned how impressive his moves were.
Mike retorted, “As Hitch said: ‘You need to stay in the safe zone,’ and my flag waving [was that]!”
Fans who took to social media the night of the concert to comment on the sportsman’s dancing agreed that his moves were well received.
“Wouldn’t you love to hang out with Mike Tindall?” a fan tweeted. Another person remarked, “I wish there was a red button option to just watch Mike Tindall living his best life.” An additional remark read: “Mike Tindall is a total ledge #CoronationConcert that is couple goals right there.”