A number of high-profile rugby players have reportedly been involved with royalty down the yeats, from Princess Diana to some more obscure royals.
One player is actually now 13th heir to the throne!
1. MIKE TINDALL – ZARA TINDALL
The World Cup winner is the husband of royal stock Zara Tindall. The couple met during in Australia in 2003, when he was participating in England’s Rugby World Cup campaign. They were introduced to each other by Zara’s cousin Prince Harry, reportedly meeting for the first time in the Manly Wharf bar in Sydney. In an interview with Australian television programme, 60 Minutes, Zara said the Yorkshire-born rugby star was drowning his sorrows after being dropped from the England squad before the semi-finals.
Mike and Zara had their first child, a daughter, Mia Grace Tindall, in January 2014. The couple announced they were expecting again in 2016 – but Zara tragically suffered a miscarriage. In January 2018, Zara confirmed she was expecting again, and in June her second daughter Lena was born.