There was a big surprise when Mike Tindall appeared in the UK version of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in November. Because since his marriage to Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips (41) in July 2011 the former rugby player is a member of the British royal family.
In the latest episode of his podcast “The Good, the Bad and the Rugby”, the 44-year-old has now revealed which senior royal he asked if he should take part in the jungle camp. Listeners asked Mike if he needed royal family permission to appear on the TV show. He then said he didn’t need to seek permission, but asked a senior member of the royal family as a courtesy. “You don’t want to upset anyone,” says Mike. “I have with the Prince of Wales [Prinz William, Red.] talked about it and he said, ‘This is great, go and have fun'”.
The ex-sportsman added that he has not received any instructions on what he can and cannot say about the royal family on the show. However, he admitted that he deliberately kept certain “talks” about the royal family short so they couldn’t be broadcast. Despite this, Mike was able to reveal some funny stories, including the fact that he had a “drunk” first date with his wife, which in turn marked a “great start” for their relationship. And he also shared a funny moment when he ripped his pants in front of his royal mother-in-law Princess Anne, 72, at his 30th birthday party.