Mike Tindall shares what frustrated him at King Charles Coronation

Mike Tindall was seated on the prime location at King Charles Coronation

By Jean Valjean May 26, 2023

Mike Tindall shares what frustrated him at King Charles Coronation

There was just one issue with Mike Tindall's front-row seat for the crowning of King Charles and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey.

On his podcast The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby, the former England rugby captain, who is married to the King's niece Zara Tindall, recently provided a summary of the coronation on May 6 and admitted that he couldn't see much of what was happening.

"You're in the hottest spot, but it was all happening just around the corner of wall that you can’t see!" Mike, 44, said with a laugh. "You do have a front-row seat."

Mike and Zara were seated one row back from Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, next to her brother Peter Phillips. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Edward, and Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, were given the real front-row hot places. The majority of the coronation was shown on TV screens installed within the historic abbey as Princess Anne's son-in-law sat in one of the first few pews.

"It was unbelievable to be sat where we were. Quite frustrating that you couldn’t see around the corner, but you had the TV there. And obviously everything that went on sort of back and front. It’s one of those moments," he said of the privilege of witnessing history.

"I think the best bit of the day was the six and half hours of military footmen that were in the Buckingham Palace backyard, and they did three cheers for the King — it was like whoa, goose pimples," he added.