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The ebbs and flows of Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship have been well-documented and reported on over the course of the last several years. But with all the focus on the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, we sometimes forget how close the brothers are to other members of the royal family. And we recently learned of a close relationship Prince William has with a surprising member of his extended family.
Prince William’s bond with Mike Tindall is seemingly a lot closer than we thought. If you can’t think of the royal family tree off the top of your head, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Tindall is the husband of Zara Tindall, who is Princess Anne’s daughter. William’s cousin-in-law is a former ruby player, who’s been a member of the royal family now for over a decade since marrying Zara in 2011. The two have since welcomed three children together.
Prince William's move was an act of brotherly love.
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So, how do we know William and his cousin-in-law are so close? Well, over the weekend, paparazzi photos of Wills and Tindall surfaced, featuring the two at the Houghton International Horse Trials in Norfolk where Zara was competing. The two were seen goofing around and even sharing a touching embrace. You can see photos HERE and HERE.
Given how long Tindall has been part of the royal family, we’re not necessarily surprised how close he and William are. Still, with all the scrutiny there’s been on William and Harry’s relationship, it’s nice to get a glimpse of what their relationships look like with other members of the royal family. And who knows? As celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee get underway, perhaps we’ll see more of William and Tindall’s close bond in the days ahead.
Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan by Christopher Andersen
The fraught relationship between the Cambridges and the Sussexes has been heavily scrutinized for the past few years. But we’ve never had quite a clear look at the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton, until now. Longtime royal writer Christopher Andersen takes fans into the intimate conversations and exchanges between these two powerful couples in Brothers & Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan
, illustrating what was lost, gained, and what might be found as the next generation of the royal family embraces the future.
Before you go, click here to see the best photos of Prince Harry and Prince William growing up together over the years.