Royal parenting: Mike Tindall on raising children with Zara 'you get stressed'


Mike, a former England rugby player, discussed spending time with his children during lockdown. Mike and Zara married in July 2011. They live on the Gatcombe estate, where Princess Anne also lives with her second husband Timothy Laurence.

“Lena’s at that age now, just turned two, where she literally changes in weeks and you notice every time.

“I’m not enjoying where she is right now in terms of that she’s learned to get out of a bag when she’s asleep and climb over the cot.

“This morning she managed to wake Mia up and then wake us up standing at the foot of our bed.

“We put her back to bed and before you know it she’s back there again.”

Mike and Zara have two daughters. Their eldest, Mia Grace, is six years old, like her cousin and son of Kate Middleton and Prince William, George.

Mia was born on January 17, 2014, at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Lena Elizabeth was born in June 18, 2018, at Stroud Maternity Hospital.

Zara Tindall’s engagement ring from Mike was presented to the royal while the couple were enjoying a film.

The diamond sits on a split band with pave diamonds.

Sweetly, Mike helped to design the ring for his wife.

It has been reported to be a 2.0ct diamond, meaning the ring could have cost up to £30,000.

It was the first ring Zara ever wore, the royal has confirmed, and at £30,000 it’s quite the introduction.


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