Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Mike Tindall comforts James, Viscount Severn in tender moment at Queen's funeral

Mike supported James as they entered Westminster Abbey

Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
19 September 2022
Share this:

Zara Tindall's husband Mike Tindall showed his support for Sophie Wessex's son James, Viscount Severn as they approached Westminser Abbey for the Queen's funeral.

READ: Prince Edward and Countess Sophie attend grandchildren vigil for touching reason

Mike and his cousin-in-law James, 14, entered the church with the rest of Queen Elizabeth's grandchildren and partners, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands, and Lady Louise Windsor, James' sister.

WATCH: Princess Kate hold's Princess Charlotte's hand at the Queen's funeral

As they approached the ceremony, Mike placed a protective hand on the small of James' back, supporting the teenager on the sad day.

MORE: Prince Edward & Sophie Wessex break silence following Queen's death with deeply personal statement

SEE: All the photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Queen's funeral

James' parents Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward have endeavoured to give their children a relatively normal childhood – and as such they are rarely seen in public.

While Lady Louise, 18, has increased her appearances in recent years given her age, her younger brother James, Viscount Severn is still only 14 years old, and remains largely out of the spotlight.

james mike© Photo: Getty Images

Mike Tindall comforted James Viscount Severn

However, he stepped into the spotlight on Saturday for the most poignant of reasons, joining his sister and their royal cousins as the Queen's grandchildren undertaking a vigil on Saturday evening, headed up by the Prince of Wales.

MORE: Princess of Wales reveals Prince Louis' first words after being told about Queen's death

During the vigil, the young royal was seen wearing his Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals. The commemorative medals were designed for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, and she gave them to members of the family.

mike james© Photo: Getty Images

Mike Tindall and James, Viscount Severn enter the ceremony

The royal hadn't worn them at the Queen's Jubilee, nor during a service held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.

At the service, James looked smart in a black suit and was visibly moved by the occasion as he bowed his head in respect to his late grandmother.

Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity and royal news delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Royalty

See more