The royal Gatcombe Park estate is where Mike, Zara and their two children have been spending lockdown during the coronavirus crisis. It is also home to Zara’s mother, Princess Anne, and her brother, Peter Phillips.
Mike Tindall spoke out in a heartfelt video in the royal garden, in front of a high, light stone wall.
Behind him was a rare view into the beautiful purple flowers and an array of lush green foliage could be seen.
Mike shared the short clip as part of a heartfelt video message for former Scottish rugby union player George Wilson “Doddie” Weir, who has Motor Neurone Disease.
In the tweet that accompanied the video, Mike linked to a JustGiving fundraiser in honour of the good cause.
Mike Tindall posted a rare video to social media at the weekend
Mike gave fans a rare insight into the grounds of the royal Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire
Highlighting the cause, the retired sportsman said: “Massive happy 50th to the big man himself, Mr Doddie Weir.
“To celebrate his birthday, I’m going to be donating £5 to the My Name Is Doddie foundation to help cure MND, so big fella, have a great day, I know you’re going to be having a little drink later so I’m going to join you with one of those.”
Mike held up a bottle labelled “My Name’s Doddie” to the camera, before continuing: “And let’s kick MND into touch, cheers.”
On Tuesday, former rugby player Mike joined Good Morning Britain via video link for another important cause.
The royal Gatcombe Park estate is where Mike, Zara and their two children have been spending lockdown during the coronavirus crisis
He joined the show to discuss his recent fundraising efforts for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
Mike took part in the conversation from the home he shares with Zara and their children, allowing viewers the chance to take a look inside the family’s living room.
The stylish but relaxed room was decorated with cream walls and featured several framed photos of their dogs, as well as two brown armchairs furnished with red and brown tartan cushions, a circular glass side table and a white wooden shelving unit which matched the white panelled door.
The 41-year-old married the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall back in 2011 and they share two daughters: Mia, six, and Lena, two.
Mike Tindall spoke out in a heartfelt video in the royal garden, in front of a high, light stone wall
Mike shared the short clip as part of a heartfelt video message for former Scottish rugby union player George Wilson
Zara and Mike’s wedding was a low-key family celebration, in contrast to the large wedding of Zara’s cousin Prince William which was held in the same year.
The wedding was a modest affair by royal standards, with around 400 guests in attendance.
Next month the couple will be marking their wedding anniversary, and Mike said he was “looking forward” to celebrating it very soon.
Zara and Mike will be celebrating nine years of marriage on July 30 this year.
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Speaking on the show, he also addressed the special occasion and how he plans to celebrate.
For many Britons, anniversaries, birthdays and celebrations have been put on hold while the UK is on lockdown.
However, Mike sounded hopeful he and Zara may be able to mark their wedding anniversary with a “date night”.
Mike told Lorraine Kelly: “Hopefully we’ll be able to do something, we’ll have to wait and see… what we can do and what we’re allowed to do.
Mike married the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall back in 2011 and they share two daughters: Mia, six, and Lena, two
“It’s quite good with the restaurants opening, we might be able to get a date night in, so that will be nice.”
Mike added: “You don’t normally ever plan a date night… you just can do it instantaneously.
“Now you have to plan, you’re planning a week in advance.
“It’s the biggest thing in the last three months of your life. I’m looking forward to it.”