Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall (née Phillips), found an instant connection with Mike Tindall.
Mike, a former rugby union player, ultimately proposed to Olympic silver medalist Zara — whom the Princess Royal shares with ex-husband Captain Mark Phillips, alongside son Peter Phillips — in December 2010. They wed one year later at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.
While navigating married life, Zara and Mike have also expanded their family, welcoming daughters Mia and Lena in 2014 and 2018, respectively. The pair’s third child, son Lucas, eventually followed in June 2021.
Zara and Mike have navigated ups and downs in their marriage. “A marriage or long-term relationship can’t always be roses and rainbows,” Mike said during a November 2021 appearance on the U.K.’s Loose Women. “When you have children, that is a massive shock, change to your system that you’ve never experienced and there is going to be those rocky roads. There are things that are thrown at you that have to test both of you and that will test that relationship. The thing is no one is right, no one is wrong. You have to work through it together.”
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