Mike Tindall’s adorably casual nickname for wife Zara Tindall has reportedly been revealed - and it mirrors one of Meghan Markle’s for Prince Harry!
- It’s said that the retired rugby star shared a sweet, short nickname for Zara Tindall ahead of the I’m A Celebrity 2022 launch.
- Mike Tindall’s nickname for Zara is similar to the Duchess of Sussex’s moniker for Prince Harry.
- This royal news comes as King Charles and Queen Camilla’s ‘great gesture’ in York gave a young boy a moment he’ll ‘treasure’ forever.
After weeks of speculation, Mike Tindall is now officially part of the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Line-up, making him the first member of the Royal Family to take part. Whilst he is facing trials and adjusting to life alongside his fellow celebrities, his wife Zara Tindall is understood to be back home at Gatcombe Park in with their children, Mia, Lena and Lucas. During his time on the show Mike has already shared intriguing details about his relationship with the King’s niece, who is 20th in the royal line of succession.
This includes Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall’s first date being “boozy”, as well as Zara’s “biggest worry” about his non-royal habit. But as he prepared to enter the jungle on November 6, he’s also understood to have shared his adorably casual nickname for his wife of 11 years…
According to OK! (opens in new tab), Mike Tindall’s nickname for Zara was revealed by the I’m A Celeb star and it’s far shorter than some might’ve imagined. Opening up about how his wife will likely be giving their young children the “highlights” of what’s been happening in Australia, he shared that he sometimes calls her just by her initial.
"With the kids it’ll be the case of they’d be in bed before the show goes out on a normal evening, so it’ll be down to Z to get them the highlights – only the good stuff probably," Mike explained, before adding, “Zara told me to go and be myself, which is all you can be. She said to go enjoy yourself and be yourself.”
His candid reference to Zara simply as “Z” as he discussed his wife and their three children is not only utterly adorable, but part of a slight royal pattern. The retired rugby player isn’t the only royal to call his spouse by their first initial as Mike Tindall’s nickname for Zara mirrors Meghan Markle’s for Prince Harry - and his for her!
In the documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, as per PEOPLE (opens in new tab), the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she calls her husband “H” as she opened up about how life isn’t merely about surviving.
“I have said for a long time to H, that's what I call him, 'It's not enough to just survive something, right? That's not the point of life. You have got to thrive. You have got to feel happy.’” she said.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry shared that he has his wife saved in his phone contacts as “M” when filming a segment for The Late, Late Show with host James Corden last year as the pair went on to FaceTime the Duchess, where she also shared she also sometimes calls him "Haz".
Whilst Royal Family nicknames are often quite unexpected, these more straight-forward initial ones seem both heartfelt and wonderfully casual.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
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