Zara and Mike Tindall Are Royal Ascot Ready — in Their Backyard! — to Support Coronavirus Workers
Zara Tindall showed off her Royal Ascot style from home!
While Queen Elizabeth's most popular horse race was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, her granddaughter was still dressing up for the occasion. The former Olympic rider was wearing a deep blue Beulah dress, Emmy London heels, and a bespoke hat by Juliette Botterill as she posed in the back yard next to her rugby star husband Mike Tindall (41).
39-year-old Zara also had some words of support for the queen, who was forced to miss Royal Ascot for the first time in her 68-year reign.
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"It would be astonishing if she got a winner this week - though unfortunately she's not there," said Zara to ITV Racing from the gardens of her home on Princess Anne's Gatcombe estate in Gloucestershire.
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She also admitted that she had sent "a few texts" to the team that was training the Queen's horses for the five-day event, which was canceled for the first time since her "Royal Week" in 1911.
"It's a sport she loves so passionately," added Zara about the queen, who was forced to watch the event on television from Windsor Castle, where she has been with husband Prince Philip, who was recently 99, since March was isolated.
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Nevertheless, the Queen was able to continue her tradition of writing the introduction to racing cards, "praising the thousands of racing professionals and enthusiasts who will celebrate this year's Royal Ascot with me."
She added: "In these challenging times, we are once again delighted to welcome the best horses and jockeys from around the world and to honor those who have contributed to making this race event possible."
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The Tindalls put on their Ascot splendor as part of a virtual event where hundreds of other racing fans wore their posh clothes and top hats to help Ascot's #StyledWithThanks charity for frontline workers fighting the corona virus.
"When it's day 1 of Royal Ascot and you have nothing else !!!" Mike, who was wearing a top hat and blue tie for the occasion, captioned the photo on Instagram.
It's a major departure from the couple's normal bulky life, which has raised charity donations with the arduous task of teaching their two children Mia (6) and Lena (1) at home since the UK was banned on March 23 The task that Mike told the Daily Telegraph was "sometimes very nice, sometimes very frustrating".
In a fun Twitter meme released on April 2nd, Mike also captured the emotions of thousands of other parents when Mia finally returned to school part-time.
"I'm leaving after school this morning!" Tindall posted on his Twitter account next to a memo from Forrest Gump sprinting from the gates of his home.
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On Tuesday before, the rugby world champion also had time to thank the nearly 100 cyclists who registered the grueling raid local event in aid of The Cure Parkinson's Trust, of which he is the patron.
As a result, the drivers leave their homes on June 28 to attempt to climb 12,000 feet and travel at least 85 miles each.
“Exciting, just 7 days after our launch, almost 100 drivers have committed to take over Raid Local in the UK, France, Italy and the Zwift virtual world, and we've raised over £ 150,000. These numbers are increasing every day, just like our drivers in training, ”Mike wrote on Instagram.
The cause is particularly close to his heart because his father Phil has been living with the disease for 17 years.
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