Happy ‘Zarbie and Ten’ Anniversary! Mike Tindall reinvents himself and his wife Zara as Barbie and Ken using AI to celebrate 12 years of marriage
Mike Tindall has shown that even the royal family has been swept up in Barbie fever in a hilarious Instagram post to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
The former rugby pro, 45, paid tribute to his wife of 12 years, Zara, 44, on social media yesterday, but instead of posting a photo from the wedding, he hopped on a trend that’s taking the world by storm. Internet.
Using an AI tool, Mike, a father of three, created a graphic that superimposed Zara’s face on Barbie, while emulating his own appearance on a version of Ken.
The hilarious post, marking 12 years since the couple tied the knot at Canongate Kirk in Scotland, was created using Barbie’s selfie generator.
Alongside the photo, he wrote: ‘Thanks for the messages, it’s been a great 12 years. Feel that we are getting younger! She added the hashtag #ZarbieandTen.
Mike Tindall, 45, superimposed his wife Zara’s face on Barbie’s and his own on Ken’s using an AI generator to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary.
The photos show Mike, who has a shaved head in real life, with a full head of thick blonde hair styled in a quiff.
He struts forward while wearing a beige suit and a white collared shirt, buttoned up to show off his ripped chest.
The ‘Ten’ statuette prompted Mike’s former teammate Ben Cohen to leave a comment under the photo saying, ‘I wish you had that cap.’
Meanwhile, ‘Zarbie’, who also shows off thick blonde hair that falls down her back, poses in dark gray leggings and a pink vest.
Zara and Mike Tindall were married in Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2011.
The post left people in stitches as they wished the couple a happy wedding anniversary, while also laughing at Barbie-fied versions of them.
Natalie Pinkham, a close friend of the couple who was once a confidant of Prince Harry, wrote: “Absolute couple” accompanied by the fire emoji.
Zara and Mike aren’t the only royals to have been reimagined as Barbie and Ken in anticipation of Greta Gerwig’s hit movie, which opened last month.
Another AI generator recently added a touch of glitter to other royals, including King Charles and Queen Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Zara and Mike tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Edinburgh in 2011, surrounded by members of the royal family.
There were throngs of supporters for Scotland’s first royal wedding in 20 years and Queen Elizabeth was the guest of honour. But there were no television cameras for what remained, almost, a private occasion.
Zara wore a long ivory silk gown with silk tulle details, designed by the Queen’s favorite couturier, Stewart Parvin.
The full veil, also made of silk tulle, was pulled away from her face as she held a stunning large white bouquet, dotted with thistles in a nod to the location, from Mayfair florist Paul Thomas. On her feet was an elegant pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.
Her bridesmaids: Jaz Jocelyn, the daughter of a family friend; godfather’s daughter Hope Balshaw; Zara’s half-sister Stephanie Phillips; and Mrs. Maude’s daughter, Nell, wore off-white dresses with a simple bow by local dressmaker Sue Palmer. Page Ted Maude, Zara’s godson, delighted the crowd in a traditional Balmoral kilt.