Mike Tindall's sweet tribute to the Queen celebrates her love of corgis

Mike Tindall's sweet tribute to the Queen is a nod to her love of corgis - a breed of dog synonymous with the late monarch

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh kisses his granddaughter, Zara Phillips, as boyfriend, English rugby player Mike Tindall, shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth ll at a Buckingham Palace reception for the country's top achievers on December19, 2006 in London, England.
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Mike Tindall's tribute to the Queen, shared via his Instagram account, is an artist's rendition of one of the Queen's beloved corgis. The dog is seen next to a crown, with its head bowed and tears falling from its eyes.

Zara Phillip, Mike Tindall and Queen Elizabeth II leave after attending "The Patron's Lunch" celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday on The Mall on June 12, 2016 in London, England. 10,000 guests have gathered on The Mall for a lunch to celebrate The Queen's Patronage of more than 600 charities and organisations. The lunch is part of a weekend of celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday and 63 year reign. The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of The Royal Family are also in attendance. During the lunch a carnival parade will travel down The Mall and around St James's Park

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Since the sad announcement from Buckingham Palace, that Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle, solemn tributes have been shared by countless people across the globe. Needless to say, those closest to the late monarch, the Royal Family, are communicating their personal grief with the world.

Mike Tindall, who's married to the late Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall, took the opportunity to remember his grandmother-in-law by sharing an adorable drawing of a corgi. 

The drawing has gone viral and the artist behind it, Danielle D, said in an Instagram post that many have reached out looking to purchase prints. However, after the mourning period has ended, she intends to sell the original piece with the proceeds going to the Dogs Trust - a charity of which the Queen was a patron.

This isn't the first time he's posted about the Queen's passing and previously, he shared a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II's image, projected onto the side of the Sydney Opera House.

Mike often spoke openly about his deep affection for the Queen, with whom he shared a close bond. He also spoke openly about one of the most admired qualities she's said to have had - a sense of humor.

Following her starring role alongside Paddington Bear in a specially made video short celebrating the Platinum Jubilee Mike said, "I think she's officially now a qualified actor." Speaking on his podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, he said her performance was 'bang on,' adding, "I've always said she was funny but she nailed it."

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly woman&home's junior news editor and a contributing writer at Bustle, her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica and EVOKE.

Her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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