Mike Tindall says royals were told you all need to leave after Prince Philips funeral – Mirror Online

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Mike Tindall has spoken out about the Duke of Edinburgh‘s funeral and revealed it was hard to see the Queen sat on her own.

Mike, 42, who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara, was among the small group of people at the ceremony which took place on Saturday 17 April.

Appearing on Friday’s Good Morning Britain, Mike touched upon the funeral as hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard said they were “moved” to see Her Majesty sitting alone due to the pandemic and social distancing rules.

“I think that’s what she does, she leads by example and you say, ‘amazing to see’, but I didn’t really want to see it, but everyone’s seen it now,” Mike said.

Mike Tindall appeared on Good Morning Britain on Friday via video link
Mike Tindall appeared on Good Morning Britain on Friday via video link
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“And even after the funeral it was sort of, ‘you all need to leave’, so you didn’t even get to have that supportive side afterwards.”

Mike continued: “I think the way that the funeral was planned and run was exceptional and for Zara it was seeing his carriage ponies and the gloves and the sugar cube box and all that lined up.

Mike admitted that he 'didn't want to see' the Queen sat on her own at Prince Philip's funeral
Mike admitted that he ‘didn’t want to see’ the Queen sat on her own at Prince Philip’s funeral
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“If he was looking down I think, being in the middle of a pandemic where it was more low key, I think he probably would have been more happy with that even though the rest of us probably would have liked it to be more of a celebration, but that’s the man that he was.”

Speaking about the arrival of his son Lucas Philip in March, Mike gushed about finally have a baby boy in the house.

GMB hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway were keen to speak to Mike about his newborn son too
GMB hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway were keen to speak to Mike about his newborn son too
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“It’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster of emotions in terms of highs and lows but he’s been brilliant to be fair,” he said.

“It’s nice to have a boy around to keep me company. The girls are outnumbering me by quite a number so it’s nice to have Lucas around.

“He’s been so far – touch wood – he’s been great in terms of his sleeping and eating and doing everything that a five-week old does,” Mike continued.

Zara and Mike Tindall arriving at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral at Windsor Castle on April 17
Zara and Mike Tindall arriving at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor Castle on April 17
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Referring to Lucas’ birth on March 21, Mike denied that he ended up delivering his son.

“No, that’s not true. Fortunately the midwife got there in time so I didn’t have to go down to the area… the downside… the wrong end, I got to stay at the top end and be supportive,” he replied.

“Sorry the ‘business end’ would have been a far better way of describing it! It wasn’t what we were expecting but Zara’s best friend Dolly, who’s a maternity nurse, was there and had the situation in control.

“And then the midwife arrived which made me breathe a sigh of relief that I could just be chatting to Zara and trying to get her through it.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

 

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