Zara and Mike Tindall walk hand-in-hand on the Gold Coast for Magic Millions


The Royal Family is facing yet another crisis following the early release of Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, and his transatlantic publicity blitz.

But Zara and Mike Tindall couldn’t have seemed less bothered by the drama brought about by the Duke of Sussex as they enjoyed a stroll through Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Olympian Zara, 41, looked chic in her equestrian gear, opting for white slacks, a red polo shirt and white sneakers, before changing into boots for a ride on the beach.

Zara and Mike Tindall couldn’t have seemed less bothered by the drama brought about by the Duke of Sussex as they strolled through Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast on Tuesday

Olympian Zara, 41, looked chic in her equestrian gear, opting for white slacks, a red polo shirt and white sneakers, before changing into boots for a ride on the beach

Olympian Zara, 41, looked chic in her equestrian gear, opting for white slacks, a red polo shirt and white sneakers, before changing into boots for a ride on the beach 

Zara is an ambassador for Magic Millions. The cousin of Prince William and Harry has travelled to the event most years since 2013, only taking a break during the Covid-19 lockdown

Zara is an ambassador for Magic Millions. The cousin of Prince William and Harry has travelled to the event most years since 2013, only taking a break during the Covid-19 lockdown

Keeping her blonde hair tied up and protecting herself from the sun in a blue baseball cap, Zara looked at home as she continued her love affair with Australia.

Meanwhile, her husband Mike, 44, opted for cream shorts and relaxed blue shirt with matching white sneakers and a Magic Millions cap.

Zara is an ambassador for Magic Millions at Doug Jennings Park at Main Beach. The cousin of Prince William and Harry has travelled to the event most years since 2013, only taking a break during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Keeping her blonde hair tied up and protecting herself from the sun in a blue baseball cap, Zara looked at home as she continued her love affair with Australia

Keeping her blonde hair tied up and protecting herself from the sun in a blue baseball cap, Zara looked at home as she continued her love affair with Australia 

Her husband Mike, 44, opted for cream shorts and relaxed blue shirt with matching white sneakers and a Magic Millions cap

Her husband Mike, 44, opted for cream shorts and relaxed blue shirt with matching white sneakers and a Magic Millions cap 

Zara (centre) is pictured with her horse in the ocean before going for a ride on the beach

Zara (centre) is pictured with her horse in the ocean before going for a ride on the beach

The couple were spotted mingling with Aussie A-listers, including Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky, at the Queensland society event on Sunday. 

Nacho Figueras, who plays on the same polo team as Prince Harry and has been dubbed the ‘David Beckham of Polo’, was also seen at the event.

The father of four was among a handful of Harry and Meghan Markle’s closest confidantes to appear in the first three episodes of the couple’s Netflix documentary.

The Royal Family is facing yet another crisis following the early release of Prince Harry's memoir, Spare, and his transatlantic publicity blitz

The Royal Family is facing yet another crisis following the early release of Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, and his transatlantic publicity blitz

But the Tindalls didn't seem bothered by the royal crisis raging on back home

But the Tindalls didn’t seem bothered by the royal crisis raging on back home

The couple appeared to put royal dramas behind them as they basked in the Queensland sun

The couple appeared to put royal dramas behind them as they basked in the Queensland sun

The Argentine has been a vocal supporter of the Duke and Duchess, and was there in the early days of the couple’s romance and later a guest at their wedding.

Zara and her brother Peter, the children of Princess Anne, are close to both princes William and Harry and are often referred to a ‘peacemakers’ between the feuding brothers.

But the couple appeared to put royal dramas behind them as they basked in the Queensland sun on Tuesday.

Olympic equestrian Zara looked at home as she walked along the beach with her horse

Olympic equestrian Zara looked at home as she walked along the beach with her horse

Zara and Mike have made no secret of their love affair with Australia, having first met in a Sydney bar when Mike was drowning his sorrows after being cut from the England squad during the 2003 World Cup

Zara and Mike have made no secret of their love affair with Australia, having first met in a Sydney bar when Mike was drowning his sorrows after being cut from the England squad during the 2003 World Cup

They most recently visited Down Under in December for a trip to the Adelaide 500 motor racing event before heading back to the UK for Christmas. (Zara is pictured Tuesday)

They most recently visited Down Under in December for a trip to the Adelaide 500 motor racing event before heading back to the UK for Christmas. (Zara is pictured Tuesday)

Zara and Mike have made no secret of their love affair with Australia, having first met in a Sydney bar when Mike was drowning his sorrows after being cut from the England squad during the 2003 World Cup. 

They most recently visited Down Under in December for a trip to the Adelaide 500 motor racing event before heading back to the UK for Christmas.

The Tindalls previously rang in the 2020 New Year in Sydney with an A-list crowd, including Rebel Wilson.

Zara has previously said she's 'thinking about moving to Australia', telling The Australian Women's Weekly in 2019 she would move 'if an opportunity came up'

Zara has previously said she’s ‘thinking about moving to Australia’, telling The Australian Women’s Weekly in 2019 she would move ‘if an opportunity came up’

'Early January is bleak over here [in their home of Gloucestershire in England] so it's nice to be able to go and have a bit of sun,' she said

‘Early January is bleak over here [in their home of Gloucestershire in England] so it’s nice to be able to go and have a bit of sun,’ she said

Zara has previously said she’s ‘thinking about moving to Australia’, telling The Australian Women’s Weekly in 2019 she would move ‘if an opportunity came up’.

‘Early January is bleak over here [in their home of Gloucestershire in England] so it’s nice to be able to go and have a bit of sun,’ she said.

‘I love the lifestyle of Australia and the ability to get up early, go on the beach – especially for the kids,’ Mike told the magazine.

Zara is pictured shaking hands with fans after her ride along the beach

Zara is pictured shaking hands with fans after her ride along the beach

Zara is pictured shaking hands with fans after her ride along the beach

Zara is an ambassador for Magic Millions and often speaks about her love of Australia

Zara is an ambassador for Magic Millions and often speaks about her love of Australia 

The Olympic silver medallist looked at ease as she chatted to the crowd

The Olympic silver medallist looked at ease as she chatted to the crowd

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