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Zara Tindall and husband Mike share sweet kiss at Cheltenham Festival

The royal couple were joined by Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall
Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
13 March 2024
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Zara Tindall and her husband Mike packed on the PDA as they attended day two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. 

Dressed in a chic dark blue pinstripe suit with a contrastive burgundy knitted blouse, the royal appeared very smitten as she shared a sweet kiss with her husband. 

Zara Tindall kissing Mike Tindall© Max Mumby
Zara Tindall seen kissing husband Mike at the Cheltenham Festival

The 42-year-old styled her look further with suede leather heels and a coordinating handbag as well as a beret-style fascinator. Her sleek blonde bob was worn in a pretty chignon bun. 

The couple weren't the only royals at the races as they were joined by Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. The foursome appeared to be in great spirits as they enjoyed a children-free day. 

Analysing the pair, body language expert Darren Stanton has lifted the lid on the couple's "inseparable" and "tactile" connection. "Zara and Mike are an incredibly tight couple," he explains. 

"They are probably the most tactile and more visually affectionate than any other couple in the royal family. This may be down to the fact that there’s no added pressure on them. 

Zara with her cousin Princess Eugenie© Shutterstock
Zara with her cousin Princess Eugenie

"They're certainly not under the spotlight as much as other more senior members of the family. Zara and Mike have always had a great rapport. They're always together in terms of body language, they're tactile, often holding hands and kissing." 

Darren adds: "It's apparent there's a deep love between them, which is completely reciprocal. What's true of their relationship is that they’re always there to help and support each other."

Zara, who became director of the Cheltenham racecourse in 2020, is a regular visitor to the racecourse and has owned, bred and pre-trained several horses.

The mum-of-three followed in her mother Princess Anne's footsteps and competed in the London 2012 Olympics, winning a silver medal in Team Eventing. 

She also famously carried an Olympic flame at Cheltenham racecourse, while riding her horse, Toytown, and in her new role, she will be helping to promote Equestrian Team GBR ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games. 

When she became director, Zara described the new role as an "honour," saying: "I'm passionate about horseracing, particularly on the Jumps side, and the absolute pinnacle of that is Cheltenham. Racing is simply the most exciting sport and it’s open to all. 

"It's an honour to have been asked by Martin St Quinton on behalf of The Jockey Club to get involved in a more formal capacity and I look forward to doing my bit to support the executive team in the years to come."


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