Mike and Zara Tindall's body language at Ascot reveals what their relationship is really like, says expert

Mike and Zara Tindall's body language is a true insight into the royal couple's relationship and how Mike feels about his position

Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall's body language: Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall attend day 3 'Ladies Day' of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 16, 2022 in Ascot, England.
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Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall's body language has been analyzed by an expert who says they're still totally enamored with each other. So what are the key signs that show this couple is super loved up?


Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall's body language, while appearing alongside fellow members of the extended Royal Family at Ascot, indicates they're total couple goals - as if we didn't know already!

According to body language expert Darren Stanton, speaking on behalf of Betfair (opens in new tab), the pair are, "very much in love."

“There’s no denying that Mike and Zara Tindall have a very close relationship," says Darren. "They were pictured with Zara placing her arm through her husband’s arm and she’s gripping on tight."

Gatcombe Park's well-known residents, and parents of three, are often pictured having an absolute hoot together and the expert says there's nothing 'showmance' about this love.

He continues, "While such a gesture could be seen in a negative way and a need for reassurance from Zara, the genuineness of her emotions here and the true happiness she is displaying suggests the opposite." He proffers, "instead, Zara’s grip on Mike’s arm is unconsciously saying they are very much a strong team."

Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall's body language: Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 14, 2022 in Ascot, England.

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A team in more ways than one, as the sweet fashion hack Mike Tindall uses to complement his wife Zara shows - they compliment each other's style too.

Darren says, although Mike's smile is a little more subtle than Zara's, "it’s clear he is still enjoying the adulation."

Ever since Mike Tindall teased Zara and Princess Eugenie in a hilarious post, royal fans have been suggesting he ought to become an official correspondent. Although it's unlikely the busy podcaster, broadcaster, and dad of three has the time for that, Darren says that he's more than able. The expert explains, "he appears more than comfortable to be front and center representing the Royal Family."

Although Ascot is a hugely exciting event, with plenty of fun things to do and watch, it's clear that these two only have eyes for each other. “You’ll notice that the couple’s posture matches and mirrors each other and there’s an obvious deep rapport between Zara and Mike, with the duo often turning their bodies inwards towards each other," says Darren. 

He explains that this stance shows a noticeable closeness between them, even when they aren't physically touching. This demonstrates that the pair, "have a strong connection and are more than happy to be in each other’s personal space, even when in public," says Darren. 

"It’s clear to see they are a couple who thrive in each other’s company," he adds, "and are very much in love.”

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