Mike Tindall was asked to stop gossiping about his royal in-laws

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Mike Tindall is truly the most “normal bloke” to ever marry into the royal family. It probably helps that his wife, Zara Phillips, has never been titled, nor was she really raised to be a working royal or anything like that. Whenever we hear from Mike, he’s usually rejecting some royal tradition (like packing off his kids to boarding school) or spilling some tea about the royal family’s Whatsapp group chat. It’s this tea-spillage that has raised some eyebrows, and apparently the Men In Grey have warned Mike and asked him to stop gossiping about his in-laws.

‘Down to earth’ Mike Tindall has reportedly been warned to keep quiet about details of life in the royal family. The former rugby captain, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara, is widely considered one of the most ‘relaxed’ and ‘down to earth’ members of the royal family. But it has been claimed Mike, 40, has been warned over revealing too much in candid interviews about life as a royal.

A source told the Mirror that the sportsman has been told to be ‘more on his guard’ when asked about his in-laws, and reminded to ‘toe-the-line’. Recently, Mike revealed how he’d found out about the birth of Baby Archie through a WhatsApp group and admitted his children Mia and Lena hadn’t met their cousin yet.

The source said Mike is ‘adored’ by the royal family for his down-to-earth attitude, and that he doesn’t have ‘snobby bone in his body’. The source revealed: ‘Recently it’s been felt he may inadvertently reveal something that should remain private.’ They added that nobody wants him to change his personality, but added: ‘It’s more about being more on his guard when asked about his in-laws.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I think that’s fair enough – the royal family lets Zara and Mike do whatever they want, and they both make money off of sponsorships and endorsements and they’re free to sell baby photos to Hello Magazine and all of that. Mike is free to talk about his own little family. But of course the palace communications offices don’t want him to gossip about the royals. Someone should tell Fergie too.

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  1. Whatabout says:

    Maybe they know the Epstein/Andrew relationship is about to blow up and they are warning the family members in advance.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      That was my first thought, too, that he’d inadvertently let “something” slip out.

      And yeah, they need to put a muzzle on/ or hire a keeper for Fergie. She’s got the loosest lips of them all.

    • Becks1 says:

      Oh, that’s a good point. A little preemptive warning not to let anything slip.

    • Megan says:

      My first thought, too. If Mike is too relaxed in interviews, it could become a major liability for Andrew. I can only imagine the gossip on the family’s WhatsApp chat.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Nah, the Epstein/Andrew thing blew up YEARS ago and Andrew skated by. Full account by his victim of what happened, and no true consequences for Andrew. No reason to think anything will change now.

      I saw that Fergie is nattering about about how Andrew is the most handsome prince and she is so happy to live in Royal Lodge with him.


  2. Marjorie says:

    FERGIE…never change, duchess.

  3. Becks1 says:

    See, and I think the tidbits he shares are cute and make the RF seem more relatable and likeable. It makes it seem like they actually like each other and get along (we get that vibe sometimes, but sometimes they are so standoff-ish that they seem cold.) It’s not like he shared some deep family secrets.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Harry obsessives used to hunt down his private social media accounts to steal photos and information about his whereabouts. I could see them, or more dangerous types, trying to hack a WhatsApp group now that they know it exists. Depending on what members of the family are revealing on there, and it is hacked, it becomes a security risk.

      For a happier topic, did you see the clip of Zara and Mike on TopGear? “I’ve seen you drive faster to Waitrose”

      • Anners says:

        Huh! Hadn’t considered the possibility of hacking the group. Initially I agreed with Becks that it makes me like them all more and seems as if they like each other, which is nice. I thought the grey men needed to get with the times, but security breeches are a valid concern.

      • Becks1 says:

        @nota that is a good point too. Once things like that are out there, it becomes more of a security risk.

  4. Yamayo says:

    Didn’t recognise him with his new nose! 😁

    • oddly says:

      He did promise Anne that he would get it fixed after he and Zara got married, It took him a long time to keep that promis.

  5. Rhys says:

    So if all the interesting tidbits are gone, what will the peasants will have left then to be rewarded for paying for the royals lifestyle?

  6. Aang says:

    Exactly what is the problem about the WhatsApp story or the haven’t met Archie story? Seems like innocuous info to me.

  7. Suz says:

    I’d venture it’s not so much about Baby Archie as it is mentioning they have a What’s App group chat. Someone may try to hack into it. Especially since Jeffrey Epstein got arrested and Prince Andrew may be in a lot of trouble. Hackers may try to find out what the BRF are saying about it.

  8. Dani says:

    This is hilarious. I bet he and Fergie have an awesome relationship.

  9. Alyse says:

    I think his pedigree as Captain of the English rugby team (to you Americans: that is a HUGE deal) would’ve helped him initially be accepted by the RF (eg. a super talented and decorated ‘normal’ bloke)

    They do seem like a v happy, cool, down to earth couple 🙂