Mike Tindall returns to his day job and promotes rugby podcast on social media

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Mike Tindall is back at work just days after he last said goodbye to the late Queen at Westminster and Windsor.

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

He shared again online from the podcast’s own page, which lists when the third season will begin.

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

It comes as King Charles continues to mourn his mother privately at 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 went back to work.

Mike Tindall (above with wife Zara on Monday) has returned to work just days after he last said goodbye to the late Queen at Westminster and Windsor

Mike Tindall (above with wife Zara on Monday) has returned to work just days after he last said goodbye to the late Queen at Westminster and Windsor

The former rugby 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 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 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 bid farewell to the late monarch at Westminster Abbey, and was photographed comforting Sophie Wessex’s son James, 14.

The rugby star previously spoke about his first meeting with the Queen in his podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby.

He said, ‘I got sweaty hands. I think everyone would. She’s such a legend of a lady that I still get nervous when I see her.

“I’m much 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 (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 (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 (above) with his wife and eldest daughter Mia, eight, on Monday

Savannah Phillips, Zara Tindall and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive Monday for the solemn service for Queen Elizabeth II at St. George's Chapel

Savannah Phillips, Zara Tindall and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive Monday for the solemn service for Queen Elizabeth II at St. George's Chapel

Savannah Phillips, Zara Tindall and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive Monday for the solemn service for Queen Elizabeth II at St. George’s Chapel

After news of the Queen’s death broke on September 8, Mike took to social media to pay a moving tribute to Her Majesty. sharing an illustration of a corgi crying next to a crown.

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

The photo 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 found the monarch “incredible” and that people thought she was “invincible”.

In the photo: Mike and Zara Tindall

In the photo: Mike and Zara Tindall

In the photo: Mike and Zara Tindall

In the photo: Mike and Zara Tindall

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

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

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

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

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

“She’s incredible at what she’s done in her life and I can’t wait to celebrate.”

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

He posted a photo of the Queen in each decade of her reign, from 1952 to 2022, with the caption, “What a lady.”

Mike and Zara married 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 43-year-old daughter Zara Tindall posted the photo of the Queen's beloved dog breed last week

The husband of Princess Anne's 43-year-old daughter Zara Tindall posted the photo of the Queen's beloved dog breed last week

The husband of Princess Anne’s 43-year-old daughter Zara Tindall posted the photo of the Queen’s beloved dog breed last week

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

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

The pair, who work no royals and have no titles, keep a relatively low profile despite their status as professional sportspeople at the top of their relative field.

20th in line to the throne, Mike met in 2003 in a Sydney bar, Mike was in Australia for the Rugby World Cup while Zara took 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 each other by Prince Harry.

In the nearly two decades since, the couple has married and welcomed three children, all while building their success as a brand.

Mike Tindall, 42, paid a moving tribute to the Queen last night by sharing an illustration of a corgi crying next to a crown (2006 photo)

Mike Tindall, 42, paid a moving tribute to the Queen last night by sharing an illustration of a corgi crying next to a crown (2006 photo)

Mike Tindall, 42, paid a moving tribute to the Queen last night by sharing an illustration of a corgi crying next to a crown (2006 photo)

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 members of the royal family took part in a number of engagements.

The royal family would not make any official commitments during their mourning period, having been under the gaze of the world for more than a week performing ceremonial duties following the Queen’s death.

Still, royal duties resumed for William earlier this week, with the father of three giving his first speech since his grandmother died with a pre-recorded speech before the Earthshot Prize summit in New York. The Prince was supposed to attend, but canceled his trip after the Queen’s death.

Buckingham Palace says a small number of engagements will be taken during royal mourning to thank those involved in the awarding of HM Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and associated ceremonial events, and to recognize the service to King and Country of those deployed abroad.

William and Kate aren’t the only royals going back to work in person; Princess Anne, 72, disembarked at Portsmouth Naval Base, where she shook hands with Royal Navy personnel taking part in the procession. It is her first engagement since she attended her mother’s funeral on Monday.

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