Back to the day job! Mike Tindall shares snap promoting his rugby podcast on Instagram — days after attending Queen’s funeral

Mike Tindall has returned to work just days after saying a final farewell to the late Queen in Westminster and Windsor.

The former rugby union player, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, hosts The Good, The Bad and The Rugby with James Haskell and Alex Payne.

The weekly podcast begins its third season next Wednesday, and Princess Anne’s son-in-law took a moment to promote it on his Instagram past on Thursday night.

He reshared online from by the podcast’s own page, which details when the third season begins. 

This marks a return to work for the father-of-three, who attended Her Majesty’s funeral and committal with his wife and eldest daughter Mia, eight, on Monday.

It comes as King Charles continues to privately mourn his mother on the Balmoral estate where the Queen died 12 days ago with him by her side — while Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince William and Kate Middleton all returned to work. 

Mike Tindall (above with wife Zara on Monday) has returned to work just days after saying a final farewell to the late Queen in Westminster and Windsor

Mike Tindall (above with wife Zara on Monday) has returned to work just days after saying a final farewell to the late Queen in Westminster and Windsor

The former rugby union player, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall, hosts The Good, The Bad and The Rugby with James Haskell and Alex Payne

The former rugby union player, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, hosts The Good, The Bad and The Rugby with James Haskell and Alex Payne

Mike appeared visibly moved as he said goodbye to the late monarch at Westminster Abbey, and was photographed consoling Sophie Wessex’s son James, 14.

The rugby star has previously spoken about his first meeting with the Queen on his podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby.

He said: ‘I did get sweaty palms. I think anyone would. She’s such a legend of a lady that I still get nervous now when I see her. 

‘I’m way more comfortable now, but… it’s been a journey.’

This marks a return to work for the father-of-three, who attended Her Majesty's funeral and committal (above) with his wife and eldest daughter Mia, eight, on Monday

This marks a return to work for the father-of-three, who attended Her Majesty’s funeral and committal (above) with his wife and eldest daughter Mia, eight, on Monday 

Savannah Phillips, Zara Tindall, and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive for the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II held at St George's Chapel on Monday

Savannah Phillips, Zara Tindall, and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive for the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II held at St George’s Chapel on Monday

After news of the Queen’s death emerged on September 8, Mike paid a touching tribute to Her Majesty on social media, sharing an illustration of a corgi weeping next to a crown. 

Throughout her reign, one constant in the Queen’s life was always her unwavering love for her Corgis, so much so the pets have become a symbol of British royalty.

The picture was drawn by artist Danielle Davis, who shared the illustration on her Instagram page @danielled.art, days ago.

The former England Rugby pro, who met the Queen’s granddaughter in a Sydney bar in 2003, previously said he thought the monarch was ‘unbelievable’ and people believed she was ‘invincible.’

Pictured: Mike and Zara Tindall

Pictured: Mike and Zara Tindall

Mike appeared visibly moved as he said goodbye to the late monarch at Westminster Abbey, and was photographed consoling Sophie Wessex’s son James, 14

The trio were holding hands as they left St George's Chapel on Monday, with Zara and Mike each holding a hand of their eight-year-old daughter Mia

The trio were holding hands as they left St George’s Chapel on Monday, with Zara and Mike each holding a hand of their eight-year-old daughter Mia

Speaking in May, he said: ‘I think the Queen is an unbelievable lady…I think people think she’s invincible sometimes, but you have to remember she’s a 96-year-old at the end of the day.

‘She’s incredible at what she’s done over her lifetime and I can’t wait to celebrate that.’

The same month, he paid tribute to the monarch as she celebrated her 70th anniversary on the throne.

He posted a picture illustrating the Queen in each decade of her reign, from 1952 to 2022, with the caption: ‘What a lady’.

Mike and Zara wed in 2011, three months after Zara’s cousin Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot at Westminster Abbey.

The husband of Princess Anne's daughter Zara Tindall, 43, posted the picture last week depicting the Queen's beloved dog breed

The husband of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall, 43, posted the picture last week depicting the Queen’s beloved dog breed

Princess Anne's daughter Zara walked into the church today holding hands with her daughter Mia, and standing close to her niece, Isla

Princess Anne’s daughter Zara walked into the church today holding hands with her daughter Mia, and standing close to her niece, Isla 

The couple, who aren’t working royals and don’t hold titles, keep a relatively low profile despite their status as professional sports people at the top of their relative fields.

The 20th-in-line to the throne met Mike in 2003 in a bar in Sydney, Mike was in Australia for the Rugby World Cup while Zara was taking a gap year.

The fly-half was ‘drowning his sorrows’ after being dropped from the England squad in the Manly Wharf bar when the pair were introduced to one another by Prince Harry.

In the near two-decades since, the couple have got married and welcomed three children, all while building up their success as a brand.

Mike Tindall, 42, has paid a touching tribute to the Queen, sharing an illustration of a corgi weeping next to a crown last night (pictured 2006)

Mike Tindall, 42, has paid a touching tribute to the Queen, sharing an illustration of a corgi weeping next to a crown last night (pictured 2006) 

The couple, who live together on Princess Anne’s Gatecombe Estate in Gloucestershire, welcomed their third child, Lucas Philip Tindall, in March 2021. 

His return to work yesterday came as several member of the royal family took part in a number of engagements. 

The Royal Family were not expected to carry out any official engagements during their mourning period, after more than a week of being under the world’s gaze while performing ceremonial duties following the Queen’s death.

Yet royal duties recommenced earlier this week for William, with the father-of-three making his first speech since his grandmother passed away with a pre-recorded address to the Earthshot Prize summit in New York. The prince was due to attend but cancelled his trip following the Queen’s death.

Buckingham Palace say a small number of engagements will be undertaken during royal mourning to thank those involved in the delivery of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral and associated ceremonial events, and to recognise the service to King and country of those on deployment overseas. 

William and Kate aren’t the only royals heading back to work in-person; Princess Anne, 72, has stepped out at Portsmouth Naval Base, where she shook hands with Royal Navy personnel who took part in the procession. It is her first engagement since attending her mother’s funeral on Monday. 

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