Mike Tindall shares sweet holiday snap with wife Zara Tindall

Former rugby player, Mike Tindall, has given fans a rare glimpse into life with the Queen's eldest granddaughter, Zara née Phillips, by sharing a photo from their hlliday album.

The couple - who have been married since 2011 - spent some quality time together in the Italian Alps during daughter Mia's half-term break. And Mike, 41, was quick to share a selection of the best pictures from the trip with his 25.6K Instagram followers.

Alongside a shot of Zara, 38, gazing up at her husband, Mike wrote, "Great trip to #bormio3000 watching the #englishskichampionships. Lots of laughs and good times! More importantly, getting to hang out with the new insta sensations @wethelostboyz."

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The pair have two children together - Mia, six and Lena, one - and recently gave an insight into life as parents. "Mia is a fantastic bundle of energy and that challenges you as well as it keeps it interesting," Mike said. "Lena is just starting to find her feet, but we've enjoyed every minute of it. You hope that's what kids do to you and it's been great."

Mia and Lena not only have the Queen as their Great Grandmother but they are cousins to Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte and 18-month-old Prince Louis.

And the kids seem to have a whale of a time together. Discussing Prince Harrys' impending fatherhood last year, Mike said,

"Obviously, he's godfather to Lena, but we've got a great group of young ones in the family now.

"Lena and obviously Louis are similar ages and Mia's sort of in between Charlotte and George, and then you’ve got Peter's children Savannah and Isla who are just a little bit older."

Revealing the dynamics of the group, he added, "James (Viscount Severn, Prince Edward's son) is, well not exactly the ring leader, but he's the oldest. So, yeah, it's going to be a good little group. And Harry, he's busy, but he loves playing with them all and he'll be a good dad."

Mike delighted fans back in September last year when he became the latest royal to join Instagram.

Georgia Farquharson

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