Mike Tindall made an unfortunate blunder during podcast episode with wife Zara


Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips depart after their Royal wedding at Canongate Kirk on July 30, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips will marry England rugby player Mike Tindall today at Canongate Kirk. Many royals are expected to attend including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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Luckily for Mike Tindall, his wife Zara doesn't seem the type to get easily offended.

The former rugby player has just launched his brand new podcast, aptly titled Mike Drop, and he quite rightly decided that the best guest he could have on the first episode was none other than his royal spouse.

They had a really heartwarming 30-minute conversation about all sorts of subjects close to Zara's heart, but there was one moment when Mike threatened to kill the mood by making a slight mistake that, thankfully, everyone just thought was very funny instead.

At one point, Mike boldly told Zara: "In 2012, you married a legend."

His wife was having none of it and told him: "Who said that?"

He took it on the chin and answered: "I don't know."

However, it was another part of what Mike said that jumped out to Zara soon after that. She asked: "Didn't we get married in 2011?"

Mike immediately realised his mistake and started laughing nervously before saying: "Oh sorry, yes, we did."

Zara thought it was hilarious, but Mike clearly looked quite embarrassed. He said loudly: "s**t!" as his wife continued to laugh at the situation.

Aside from that moment, royal fans were touched by the sweet interactions between the couple.

"Lovely interview! And the way you look at each other is priceless," wrote one person.

"Love Zara, such an admirable, and gorgeous woman ... with the added bonus of a great sense of humour," said someone else.

"What a lovely interview. It was funny, kind and  informative. Enjoyed all of it. The friendly laughter between you both was a pleasure to see. Well done," wrote yet another royal watcher.

Zara and Mike were in fact married in 2011, on 30 July to be exact. They tied the knot at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh. The two share three children: Mia, 9, Lena, 4, and Lucas, 1.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for Cosmopolitan.com in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.