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Mike Tindall on his schooling plans for daughter Mia

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Mike Tindall has revealed that he doesn't want to send his daughter Mia to a boarding school far away, as it would 'distance' her from her family.

The former England rugby captain told The Daily Mail: "I'm certainly not keen on sending Mia away to a boarding school at the other end of the country.


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Mike revealed he'd rather Mia attends a school close by

"I know many people who say boarding was the making of them because they forged great independence from their parents, but I don’t really want her to be distanced from us."

He continued to talk about his public school education, and how he enjoyed being just a day student. He said: "My school was a public one and plenty of my mates lived in, but I was just a day student and it definitely didn't do me any harm. If anything, I enjoyed the best of both worlds.

"Personally, I'd rather she attend a school that's nearby, where we'll always be on hand if she needs us. Anything else goes against my instincts."

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Mike revealed he has no plans to send Mia to boarding school

The doting dad previously opened about his two-year-old daughter after she stole the show in the Queen's 90th birthday portrait by holding up her great-grandmother's handbag. He told Good Morning Britain: "It just happened at the right time. She was being a bit naughty. The queen got it quite right when she told her: 'Just hold the handbag now' and she did that. It ended up being a great photo for her. 

"It just turned out to be the right photo at the right time and it will be something we'll always cherish, I think."

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