A Royal Lightweight: Mike Tindall's 'Nickname' for Prince William Pokes Fun at Future King's Drinking Prowess

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Mike Tindall has an 'amusing' nickname for Prince William.

Dec. 20 2023, Published 6:44 p.m. ET

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Mike Tindall revealed that he had a humorous nickname for his cousin-in-law, Prince William, that pokes fun at the future monarch's inability to maintain his alcohol consumption.

"For the Prince of Wales, he is known as One Pint Willy," Zara Tindall's husband quipped during a podcast appearance with his wife.

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Mike and Zara Tindall are popular 'junior' members of the British royal family.

"[This is] because he is not the best of drinkers, coming from a sport where it is built on the social aspect and a couple of beers being sunk quite often. That is one I will give away for the Prince of Wales," the former rugby player added.

"Oh my god. You are in so much trouble," Zara interjected.

When asked by the host if the couple, who married in 2011, had any nicknames for one another, Mike replied: "We basically call each other munchkins a lot. I don’t know why that started, but it has stuck. I will let Zara decide whether she wants to give away what I am down in her phone as."

"He is in my phone as something else, and it ends with kitten," Zara answered.

"The two-year-old is where I am pinning my dreams. I actually wanted his middle name to be Mulligan because if he did become a professional golfer, he would drop the Lucas and just become Mulligan Tindall. I thought that would be the best golfing name ever. Plus, Mulligan means the offspring of a balding man, so that was perfect!" Mike shared.

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Mike and Zara Tindall smiling for photographs.

The host then shared with the pair how he wished to one day deliver the "Alternative Christmas Speech," which airs on Channel 4 and is a comedic parody of the monarch's annual holiday speech.

"I definitely think you could do the other Christmas speech. You would definitely rock it and be a huge inspiration to many people. I’m sure (King Charles) would let you just do your own thing. I hope to see that one time. I think you just record it anyway and send that out there!" Zara responded.

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In addition to being royal family members, Mike and Zara Tindall are said to be very 'down to earth.'

King Charles III will deliver his second annual Christmas Day speech as sovereign this Christmas at 3 PM. The message is one of the only times each year the reigning monarch, who is apolitical, can write and deliver their speech for their subjects across Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Although it is not exactly known if Mike and Zara Tindall will join the senior royal family for Christmas Day festivities at Sandringham, the couple were in attendance last year, which was the King's first hosted Christmas as monarch. The pair would also visit the late Queen Elizabeth II during her late December-early February stays at the Norfolk estate.

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Mike and Zara Tindall are said to be close with Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales.

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GBN reported on Mike and Zara Tindall's podcast appearance.

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