Mike Tindall reveals his unexpected nickname for his wife Zara during a game of & # 39; would you rather & # 39; during an interview in Japan
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- Former rugby star from England revealed that he calls his royal wife by an alternative name
- During an interview with Alex Payne on RugbyJoe podcast, her & # 39; Zoey & # 39; mentioned
- Dad-of-two Mike, 41, was a member of the England team that won the 2003 World Cup
Just when we thought we had heard all the royal nicknames, Mike Tindall casually dropped his surprising pet name for his wife Zara – and it's & # 39; Zoey & # 39 ;.
The former rugby star of England, who was a member of the team that won the World Cup in 2003, made the revelation during an interview in Japan prior to the team's semi-final collision with New Zealand last Saturday.
During an interview with Alex Payne on the Rugby Joe podcast, Mike and his former former rugby player James Haskell were challenged to a game of & # 39; would you rather & # 39 ;.
The first question is put to 41-year-old Mike, who is asked whether he would rather marry a royal wedding or win the World Cup.
Former rugby player Mike Tindall casually left his surprising pet name for his wife Zara – and it's & # 39; Zoey & # 39;
Mike replied: & # 39; Well, I did both technically, but … s ***. & # 39;
Confronted with the or / or demand of the question, he continued: & # 39; Wait a minute, will it be my wife that I get married? & # 39;
Alex answered: & # 39; Yes, would you rather marry Zoey or win the World Cup? & # 39; to which Mike asked: & # 39; Can we get Zoey out? Because of course I would marry my wife. & # 39;
His response generated a series of & # 39; Aww & # 39; s! & # 39; around the table – and undoubtedly from viewers watching the sweet moment.
That is not the only tricky question for Mike, who was also asked if he would rather leave or stay in the European Union.
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Mike Tindall and Zara, pictured during the Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic at The Belfry on May 17, 2019 in Sutton Coldfield, married July 30, 2011
Members of the Royal Family are notoriously impartial in such political matters – and Mike handled the controversial question by pretending to throw a coin and shouted: & # 39; Departure! & # 39;
When asked if he thought England would beat the All Blacks in the semifinals, the former player said he would like to be wrong & # 39; but predicted that New Zealand would win five points .
& # 39; It's literally a 50-50 for me to appear on the day, & # 39; Mike said – although Haskell supported England all the time.
Mike has been working on his podcast House of Rugby in Japan in recent weeks and Zara has accompanied him there prior to England's final clash with South Africa. It is not known whether their two children – Mia, five and Lena, one – are with them.
In September, the Duchess of Sussex, 38, slipped her cute monicker for baby Archie while she and Prince Harry prepare for Archbishop Desmond Tutu for tea in Cape Town.
During an interview with Alex Payne on the RugbyJoe podcast, Mike and his former former rugby player James Haskell were challenged to play a game of # 39; – and the first question Mike is asked is whether he would rather marry a royal wedding or win the World Cup
Meghan referred to her son as Bubba – mostly used in her native America as a loving term derived from & # 39; brother & # 39 ;, given primarily to boys.
In Australia and New Zealand it is often used as a noun to refer lovingly to a baby.
It is a common feature for royals to give nicknames to each other; Prince George revealed earlier this year that his nickname is Archie, and he named the queen & # 39; gan-gan & # 39; when, according to his mother Kate, he struggled to say the word grandma.
The former rugby star of England, Mike Tindall, was a member of the team that won the World Cup in 2003
Meanwhile, Meghan is said to be & # 39; Tungsten & # 39; named by her father-in-law in reference to the strong metal.
Prince Charles apparently gave the Duchess of Sussex the name based on her & # 39; toughness & # 39 ;.
The Duchess of Cambridge also has a cheeky name for her husband – he calls him & # 39; Prince Baldy & # 39; referring to his thinning crown.