Mike Tindall pays tribute to Queen with heartbreaking drawing

Mike Tindall has shared a poignant but simple tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Mike Tindall pays tribute to the Queen - Mike Tindall attends a National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022 in London, England.
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Mike Tindall has shared a poignant illustration of a corgi, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Zara Tindall’s husband Mike Tindall has paid tribute to the Queen on Instagram with a poignant illustration of a corgi, following the loss of Her Majesty. 

The Queen died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle on September 8th, with her funeral (opens in new tab) set to take place on Monday.

The rugby star, who shares children Mia, Lena and Lucas with the Queen's granddaughter Zara, took to his social media to mourn the monarch, following tributes from Prince Harry and King Charles, who thanked his late mother for her ‘love and devotion' to the family (opens in new tab) during his first TV address.

In memory of Her Majesty, Mike shared an illustration by artist ‘Danielle D’ on his Instagram story, which portrayed one of the Queen's beloved corgis (opens in new tab) shedding a single tear as it waited beside a crown, with its tennis ball. 

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He previously also an image on Friday 9th, of the Sydney Opera House, which was displaying a projection of the Queen across its iconic arches. He accompanied the incredible image with a red heart emoji.

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Mike, who married Zara 2011, previously detailed his relationship with the Queen and the royal family during a chat with the Telegraph (opens in new tab).

He described how welcoming the family had been to him, saying, "I can only say how kind they’ve been to me, and how welcoming they’ve been to me since joining the family. And how they’ve made my family welcome."

He added, "I’ve always felt part of it and I think that’s down to what an amazing woman the Queen is. They’re a fantastic family."

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh kisses his granddaughter, Zara Phillips, as boyfriend, English rugby player Mike Tindall, shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth ll at a Buckingham Palace reception for the country's top achievers on December 19, 2006 in London, England.

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This lovely dedication comes after the Prince and Princess of Wales met with mourners outside of Windsor Castle, alongside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to accept bouquets of flowers to lay at the front gates and share words of thanks and comfort.

Princess Kate was heard telling a well-wisher about Prince Louis’ ‘extraordinary’ reaction to learning that his great-grandmother had died. She recalled how he comforted her by saying, “Mummy don't worry, because she is now with great grandpa.'”