Princess Anne 'will be tuning in' to watch I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here claims a royal expert who has revealed which members of the Royal Family will be keen to support Mike Tindall.
- Mike Tindall, Princess Anne's son-in-law, has joined the cast of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
- It is thought that certain members of the Royal Family will be tuning into ITV in order to support Mike.
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Speaking on behalf of Slingo (opens in new tab), royal correspondent Charles Rae has spoken about Mike Tindall's relationship with some of the members of the Royal Family as he reveals which royals may be tuning in.
"Zara will clearly be glued to the screen," said the expert as he predicted the Princess Royal will be watching to see how her son-in-law gets on. "But I also suspect his mother-in-law, Princess Anne, will be tuning in as well."
The expert added that the Prince and Princess of Wales may even tune in, but there will be some members of the family who most likely will be informed about his progress, but not watch it themselves on a Sunday night. "William and Catherine, who are close to the Tindalls, will want to see how he gets on." The expert added, "I expect the King and Queen will be getting progress reports and might just occasionally tune in."
The expert added that Mike is popular within the Royal Family. "Mike and Zara are popular within the royal family, with close ties to William and Catherine. They often spend time together and have children of similar ages, so it is all happy families," said the expert. "They are also close to Harry and Meghan, but of course don’t see them as often. Zara is also a favorite of King Charles, which means he has a lot of time for Mike as well."
Charles explained that the former rugby player's close relationships with his in-laws mean that Mike will be careful about what he says on the show.
"I expect Mike will be well aware of what he can say and cannot say whilst on the show. He is shrewd, so I wouldn't expect he would reveal any family secrets," said the correspondent.
Despite it being likely that Mike will be careful, the correspondent predicted that he will be quizzed about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "However, that does not mean that some people will not want to cause mischief and quiz him on the royals, particularly Harry and Meghan," said Charles.
"Mike has appeared on various programmes in the past and he has managed to keep quiet about family matters. His royal family topics, if there are any, will be mainly about things the general public know. I suspect Matt Hancock is likely to have a much tougher time!" predicted the expert.
Charles added that even if there is a hiccup, the Royal Family is not likely to worry. "The royal family has coped with all sorts of things the past few years, so I’m sure they will cope in the unlikely event Mike speaks out of turn. I am sure he will have discussed matters, particularly with Zara and also senior palace aides."
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