Brotherly Love: Prince William Turns to Another Down-to-Earth Royal Now That Prince Harry Is Out of the Picture

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Prince William has bonded with another family member lately.

Jan. 4 2024, Published 7:35 p.m. ET

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Prince William's royal workload has increased since becoming heir to the throne, but when it comes to family camaraderie, His Royal Highness may have found a replacement for Prince Harry.

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Mike Tindall pictured in September 2023.

William has developed a close bond with his cousin, Zara Tindall's, spouse, Mike Tindall. The Tindalls are being seen more at royal events, including making a lasting impression on royal fans during the Sandringham Christmas procession at St Mary Magdalene Church. Shortly before that, Mike 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.

"[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.

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Prince William and Princess Anne in conversation with Mike Tindall, September 2023.

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 pictured in 2023.

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.

The Prince of Wales and his wife, Kate, Princess of Wales, are both close to the Tindalls, and this bond will likely remain as the years go by. Although William likely will always love his real brother, the "bitterness" of their feud has assured that he has seemingly moved on with his life and duties.

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Although not royal or noble, Mike Tindall has become a favorite of royal fans.

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Daily Express reported on Tindall's podcast.

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