Mike Tindall, one-year-old son Lucas and Princess Anne at Festival of British Eventing


Father-of-three Mike Tindall had his hands full as he took his children to the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park today.

The former England rugby player, 43, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, attended the prestigious event, held at the Princess Royal’s estate, alongside his two daughters Mia, eight, and Lena, four, and his one-year-old son Lucas.

They were joined by a casually dressed Princess Anne, 71, who could be seen chatting to her young grandson and motioning in one direction, while he pointed in another. 

Yesterday, Mike and his cheerful children watched 41-year-old British equestrian Zara compete on horseback at day one of the annual occasion. 

Daddy’s little boy! Mike Tindall appeared in excellent spirits as he joined his one-year-old son Lucas (pictured together) and his mother-in-law Princess Anne at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

Royally good fun! The former England rugby player attended the event alongside his two daughters Mia, eight, and Lena (pictured together), four, and his one-year-old son Lucas

Royally good fun! The former England rugby player attended the event alongside his two daughters Mia, eight, and Lena (pictured together), four, and his one-year-old son Lucas

In its 28th year, the event is taking place on a course designed by Princess Anne herself. The two-day long event encompasses dressage, show jumping and different cross-country phases. Pictured, Mike with his son Lucas

In its 28th year, the event is taking place on a course designed by Princess Anne herself. The two-day long event encompasses dressage, show jumping and different cross-country phases. Pictured, Mike with his son Lucas

Doting sister! Mia could be seen playing with her younger brother when exploring the activities on offer at the event today

Zara competing at the occasion yesterday, pictured

Doting sister! Mia could be seen playing with her younger brother when exploring the activities on offer at the event today, pictured left. Pictured right, Zara competing at the occasion yesterday

The Tindalls’ youngest child Lucas was dressed in a bright blue top with navy shorts as he walked around the grounds, while Lena opted for a vibrant pink T-shirt and red trainers.

Her eldest sister Mia looked equally low-key in a navy top and denim shorts, teamed with a stylish cap and sunglasses, as well as grey trainers.  

Dad Mike looked just as casual in a white T-shirt, and matched his son in navy shorts. He completed the look with fashionable trainers and a cap.

Meanwhile, Princess Anne appeared similarly low-key for the family day out, sporting cream trousers, a light blue shirt and a red jacket. She finished off the look with a white hat.

In its 28th year, the event is taking place on a course designed by Princess Anne herself. The two-day long event encompasses dressage, show jumping and different cross-country phases. 

Siblings: Lena opted for a vibrant pink T-shirt and red trainers. Her eldest sister Mia looked equally low-key in a navy top and denim shorts, teamed with a stylish cap and sunglasses, as well as grey trainers. Pictured, the three siblings together

Siblings: Lena opted for a vibrant pink T-shirt and red trainers. Her eldest sister Mia looked equally low-key in a navy top and denim shorts, teamed with a stylish cap and sunglasses, as well as grey trainers. Pictured, the three siblings together

The former England rugby player, 43, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall, 41, could be seen carrying his youngster around the grounds today at the prestigious event, held at the Princess Royal 's estate

Casually-dressed Princess Anne, 71, was also seen chatting to her grandson, motioning in one direction while he pointed in another

Daddy’s double! Mike (left), 43, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, 41, could be seen carrying his youngster Lucas around the grounds today at the prestigious event, held at the Princess Royal ‘s estate. Pictured right, Princess Anne and Lucas

Yesterday, Mia, who is now 22nd in the line of succession for the British throne, joined her parents Mike and Zara at day one of the event. 

Keeping cool on the hot summer’s day, the Tindalls’ eldest child enjoyed an ice cream and was spotted seemingly dancing as she walked around the grounds.

Like her cousin Savannah Phillips, Mia is known for a mischievous streak and can also be found running around with her father and cousins at various horse competitions. 

Her younger sister Lena was born in June 2018. Zara’s cousin, Prince Harry, is Lena’s godfather. 

Upon the birth of her little brother in March 2021, Mike said that little Lena, then aged three, had taken to calling the boy ‘my baby!’ and then trying to pick him up, leaving him and Zara to have to tell her ‘no Lena, it’s not your baby!’ 

Ready to play! Mia (pictured with her younger brother), one of the Queen's great-grandchildren, looked ready for a day in the summer sunshine in her denim shorts, grey trainers and navy top

Mia's got her hands full! Little Lucas appears to run rings around his sister

Ready to play! Mia (pictured with her younger brother), one of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, looked ready for a day in the summer sunshine in her denim shorts, grey trainers and navy top

Stylish: The Tindalls' youngest child was dressed in a bright blue top with navy shorts and comfortable trainers as he walked around the grounds with his siblings, father and grandmother

Stylish: The Tindalls’ youngest child was dressed in a bright blue top with navy shorts and comfortable trainers as he walked around the grounds with his siblings, father and grandmother

A royally good day out! Little Lucas looked to be having a great time as he joined in with the fun as the Tindall children supported mum Zara at the trials

Princess Anne pictured with Lucas

A royally good day out! Little Lucas looked to be having a great time as he joined in with the fun as the Tindall children and Princess Anne supported Zara at the trials

Looking good: Mike appeared just as casual as the rest of his family in a white T-shirt, and matched his son in navy shorts. He completed the look with stylish trainers and a cap

Looking good: Mike appeared just as casual as the rest of his family in a white T-shirt, and matched his son in navy shorts. He completed the look with stylish trainers and a cap

The third child of Zara and Mika is Lucas Philip Tindall, who was born in March 2021. He was delivered on the bathroom floor of the family’s home in Gatcombe Park, because Zara didn’t have enough time to make it to the hospital.  

In a podcast revealing the child’s birth, Mike said that Zara’s friend had recognized the urgency of the situation, their midwife was called and then ‘it was run into the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, towels down, brace brace brace!’ 

Lucas’ middle name, Philip, is a nod to both his great-grandfather, Prince Philip, and Mike Tindall’s own father, banker Philip Tindall.  

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