Mike and Zara Tindalls Australia getaway as they avoid royal drama from Harrys book

As the royal family faced the brunt of Prince Harry’ s ire following the release of his memoir Spare, one royal couple who managed to mostly evade the spotlight was Mike and Zara Tindall.

Since competing on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, late last year, the couple have been spending most of their time in the southern hemisphere, where Zara has been kept busy by her successful equestrian career.

Spending several weeks out in Oz, the popular royals did briefly make a return to spend Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham, but immediately jetted back off to the Gold Coast, ready for Zara to take part in Magic Millions, an annual horse auction that also features a Raceday and even professional polo matches.

While overseas, it means the Tindalls have largely escaped the backlash from Prince Harry’s explosive memoir, but the couple haven’t managed to avoid the hype entirely.

While attending the Magic Millions, the couple were seen brushing shoulders with a longtime friend of the prince, Nacho Figueras and his wife, who were even named in the acknowledgments of the controversial autobiography.

After enjoying a short chat with Nacho and his wife Delfina Balquier, Zara later took to the polo field as she and Delfina faced off against each other on opposing teams – but not without sharing a friendly hug during the competition.

Also during the trip, Mike and Zara were seen mingling with Aussie A-listers, including Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky as they soaked up the sunshine at the society event.

Taking to Instagram to share a glimpse into his glamorous but laid back getaway with Zara, Mike posted a number of snaps of the couple’s downtime as they enjoyed their time in Australia.

In one photograph, the loved up couple sit with their heads close to one another while sharing a drink and offering a toast towards the camera while smiling brightly.

In another, the pair posed among a large group of friends at the Magic Millions event as they took a well earned break amid the proceedings.

Zara has long been a fan of the annual Magic Millions event, and was even announced as the first Magic Millions Racing Women Ambassador in 2012.

Since then, she now travels to Surfers Paradise in Queensland every year for the Gold Coast Yearling Sale, which includes 7 days of horse auctions, before finally concluding with a highly anticipated race day, where all contenders competing were previously bought at the fair.

Alongside racing, there are also showjumping and polo tournaments taking place, two events that Zara competed in.

The latest trip to Australia marks the second the couple have enjoyed in recent months, with the couple enjoying several weeks in the country following the conclusion of I’m a Celebrity.

During the first trip, fresh from his time in the jungle, Mike was able to reconnect with civilisation as he and Zara enjoyed attending the Adelaide 500 together back in December.

The race formed part of the 2022 Supercars Championship Season, and was held at Adelaide Parklands Circuit.

During his Adelaide stay, Mike also showed he was a consummate professional at blending in, as she was frequently spotted with locals at a café.

The couple have always held a strong love of all things Australian, and it’s no surprise given the couple first met during a fateful meeting at a Sydney bar in 2003, while Mike was “drowning his sorrows” after being cut from the England World Cup squad.

After striking up a conversation, romance soon bloomed, with the couple officially tying the knot in 2011.

Together they have three children, Mia Grace Tindall, Lucas Tindall and Lena Elizabeth Tindall.


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