Zara Tindall says she felt 'uncomfortable' at Meghan and Harry's wedding


The Royal Family turned out in full to support Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their special day.

The couple exchanged vows at St George's Chapel in Windsor on 19 May 2018, with the late Queen leading the Royal attendees, which included Prince Philip, then-Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, as well as Prince William and Princess Kate.

Zara Tindall, alongside her husband Mike, was present too, joining her mother Princess Anne and brother Peter Phillips. However, Zara, who was expecting her second child at the time, admitted to having a rather uncomfortable experience, reports the Mirror.

In conversation with the Daily Telegraph, Zara revealed that her unborn baby had given her quite a tough time. "I was uncomfortable! My bum sort of slid over either side and Lena kicked the hell out of me for an hour. It just wasn't comfy at all and it probably showed on my face."

Bishop Michael Curry's animated sermon, which extended to 13 minutes, also seemed to test the patience of the guests. Zara commented on the length of the ceremony, saying: "It was just the general amount of time everything was taking." She also shared her reaction when she thought the Bishop was concluding, only for him to continue with another anecdote: "I think my face was probably caught the point when I thought 'Right he's going to finish now' and then he went off on another little story and it was like, "Really?"

Lena arrived into the world a month after the wedding, on 18 June. Zara and Mike later welcomed their third child, a son named Lucas, on 21 March 2021.

Zara Tindall shares an intimate bond with her cousins Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, often spending coveted personal time together away from the public eye, illustrating a profound connection which extends to their children's amiable relationship as well.

Nevertheless, there seems to be an evident cooling of ties between Zara and her other cousin, Prince Harry - as observed during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. Prince Harry graced the occasion with his spouse, Meghan Markle.

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Despite Zara being observed striking up a conversation with the Prince, her interactions appeared considerably constrained compared to previous encounters.

This contextual shift arose post a fierce scandal ignited by bombshell allegations levied by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their incendiary conversation with talk show host Oprah Winfrey, causing a palpable crisis within the Royal family that was distinctly perceptible during the Jubilee celebrations.

While Zara did pause briefly to converse with the Prince on Westminster Abbey's steps, her husband Mike Tindall notably avoided interacting with the couple.

Judi James, a body language expert, subsequently revealed to the Express, "While Harry and Meghan stand locked together as a duo here though, holding hands and performing some rather forced smiles, with Meghan standing slightly behind Harry's right arm as though in need of some form of protection, Zara's body language lacks her normal displays of tactile warmth."

She added: "Facing front rather than turning in to encourage communication, her arms are held firmly at the sides of her ribs, with the left hand clamped to the right wrist in the clasp in a barrier ritual that would imply there was no offer of PDAs or touch beyond the politest."

Harry continued his public criticisms of his family with his Spare tell-all memoir. Not a single Royal was present when he marked the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games in London in May - including his formerly close cousin Zara.

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