Zara and Mike Tindall’s favourite date night will probably surprise you

Zara and Mike are two of the most down-to-earth members of the royal family, and their favourite date night shows exactly why they’re so relatable.

The loved-up couple are often seen having lots of fun together at royal events, but turns out that their ideal date night is worlds away from all the glitz and glamour of royal life.

A royal insider has revealed the duo - who live in Gatcombe Park, the same royal estate as Zara’s mum Princess Anne – like to unwind in front of the TV, with a take-away and drinks. Sound familiar?

The source told Fabulous digital: ‘She and Mike relax in their dog-strewn home with a box set, a good curry and some lagers to assist the evening.’

They also love a night out at one of the local pubs in Gloucestershire, especially because they can rely on Princess Anne for all their babysitting needs.

‘Mike and Zara are a real team, a strong family unit, genuinely still in love, they hold hands in public, and are the best company to be around.

'They love a Saturday night in their local pub, content in then knowledge that their two happy daughters are tucked up with granny Princess Anne, listening to her reading them stories.’

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Speaking about the atmosphere at the Tindall houselhold, the insider revealed they are relaxed and very outdoors-y.

‘At Gatcombe there are equal dollops of fun, new skill learning, a bit of riding, mini rugby and outward bound pursuits. Muddy clothes, wet dogs, shrieking giggles, play fights are all to be expected by the Tindalls', they added.

And when it comes to their parenting and house duties, Zara and Mike share responsibilities equally: ‘Zara is up early, mucking out and riding out with her horses whilst Mike will attend to his daughters.

‘They have a 50:50 split in their parental responsibilities.’

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.