From the rugby field to the palace! Former pro athlete Mike Tindall became a member of the royal family after his wedding to Zara Tindall (née Phillips).Zara is the only daughter of Princess Anne and her ex-husband, Captain Mark Phillips.
The twosome — who divorced in 1992 — also share son Peter Phillips. Zara and her brother are the two eldest grandchildren of the late Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip, who died in 2022 and 2021, respectively.When Mike met Zara at a pub in Australia in 2003, he was instantly smitten with her regardless of her royal status.“I’m never a forward planner.
I don’t think that far ahead,” the former rugby player told the Daily Mail in June 2011 of not realizing who his in-laws would be when he began dating his now-wife. “I think [my mom] was still a little bit shocked, but [both of my parents] were both fine with it.”He added at the time: “My grandma was a bit more nervous because for her generation the royal family is massive.
She was worried whether it was the right thing for me.”Mike eventually proposed to Zara in December 2010, and they wed one year later at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.Read more on usmagazine.com