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Royal Family Whatsapp group reveal has surprised fans but, as Mike Tindall discusses the content of their chat, it's clear that the royals are just like any regular family.
- Royal Family Whatsapp group revealed as Mike Tindall takes the opportunity to comment on the Duchess of Cambridge's rugby skills.
- The Duchess recently officially replaced Prince Harry as the patron of England Rugby.
- In other Royal news, The Queen's divorce warning to Prince William declaring 'enough is enough'
Mike Tindall previously said that the new generation of royals are 'good friends'. It looks like they're keeping in touch in a suitably modern way too! Royal watchers have been awe-stricken after finding out that, just like any other family, the Royal Family have their own Whatsapp group.
In a super rare glimpse into their lives behind closed doors Mike, who's married to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall, joked about how he wants to make fun of one high profile family member.
Kate Middleton unveiled her rugby talent in an adorable video, following the announcement that she's taking over as the patron of England rugby. As Mike is a former rugby pro, having played for England, he was keen to weigh in on her abilities.
Speaking on his podcast—The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby—Mike said, "I text Ellis [Genge] and said, 'Mate, please tell me anything she messed up on' so I could sort of, family WhatsApp group, get to her."
Despite his best efforts, it transpires that the Duchess was an absolute natural. Mike added, "and he said, 'No she was actually pretty good, and she was really good at kicking,' and I was like [sighs]. But she has this competitive nature."
His co-presenter Alex Payne agreed, “She looked unbelievably natural.”
As a keen sportswoman, fans have grown accustomed to the royal getting involved in athletic activities. Examples include when Kate Middleton and Prince William got competitive on the tennis court. Or who could forget the unforgettable time Kate Middleton showed her sporty side on the court with tennis champ Emma Raducanu?
Clearly proud of his cousin-in-law's athleticism, Mike said, "Just imagine, anyone who’s ever tried it, getting thrown up in the line-out if you’ve never done it before is not easy because normally, you’ll kick the prop in either the nuts or the face as he’s lifting you and she just looked effortless.”
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