Queen’s stoic funeral appearance ‘sums her up as a lady’ says Mike Tindall

The Queen mourned her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, with bravery and was “amazing” at his funeral service, Mike Tindall has said.

Prince Philip tragically passed away on Friday, April 9 and his funeral was held in St George’s Chapel in Windsor on April 17.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Family were forced to abide by social distancing rules at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral at Windsor Castle, meaning Her Maj had to sit alone during the service and just 30 guests allowed to attend.

And speaking on Friday, April 30, former England rugby player Mike Tindall, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, said he believes that Philip would have approved of the “beautifully done” service.

Tindall said “loss is always going to be difficult” despite the Covid restrictions that were in place and paid tribute to how well the Queen handled the loss.

He told BBC Breakfast: “Having to see the Queen make a stand in terms of having to show what the world is at the moment and sit on her own and be as brave as she was, I thought just summed up her up as a lady. She was amazing.

“Then the funeral finished and it was ‘Get in your cars and go home’, but that is what is allowed, that is what the rules state, so that is what happened.

“It was tough but I thought the actual funeral was done so well that I think he will be looking down and he would have actually been happier about the way it happened.”

The Tindalls’ son, Lucas, was born just over five weeks ago. His middle name, Philip, is in honour of both Tindall’s father and the Duke of Edinburgh, who died just 19 days after his great-grandson was born.

Tindall, who also has daughters Mia, seven, and two-year-old Lena, told the programme: “We are loving it at the moment. It is always nice to have a little boy to keep me company. I am surrounded by ladies.”

Lucas was born at home. The family had been sitting in the living room when Zara’s waters broke.

Tindall said Zara’s best friend, Dolly, who is a maternity nurse, was there.

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Zara went for a bath and, when she got out, she was shaking, which was a sign the baby was coming fast and they would not have time to get to the hospital.

Tindall said “the immediate thoughts are panic” and then it was about figuring out where to have the baby.

He told the programme: “I thought ‘Let’s not do a bed;, so I went to the gym and got lots of mats out and towels. Zara did her thing.

“All ladies who give birth are amazing. She did not disappoint.”

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