Princess Charlotte and her cousin Mia Tindall have secured a special bond from a young age, if a clip from the royal family’s Christmas festivities are anything to go by.
Charlotte, 8, and Mia, 9, were spotted sharing a sweet moment during the traditional Christmas Day walk from the royal family’s estate at Sandringham to holiday church services. The extended royal family gathers to walk and to greet gathered onlookers from the public—and sometimes scoop up some gifts as well.
In a clip posted to TikTok, we see the royal youngsters glad-handing the crowds, with Prince George (second in line for the throne after dad Prince William) nudging little brother Prince Louis (he of the notorious Resting Mischief Face) to show him a teddy bear he’d been given. Charlotte, already holding an armful of flowers, is seen leaning over to Mia when she’s offered another bouquet, saying, “you take them” with a smile. Mia, with a sweet grin of her own, obliges before returning to her cousin’s side.
Mia is the eldest child of Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall, who is the daughter of Anne, Princess Royal and William’s cousin. The adult cousins and their families have their own special bond and speak warmly of their time spent together. The Tindalls have two more children, 5-year-old Lena and 2-year-old Lucas, closely matching William and Kate Middleton’s trio of kids and their age spread (George is 10 and Louis is 5, Charlotte remains 8).
During a guest appearance on Mike’s The Good, the Bad, and the Rugby podcast, William and Kate chatted about their competitive natures and all the parents coaching the kids during family races. Mike also recently revealed his very cousinly, lightly teasing nickname for Prince William: One-Pint Willy.
It would appear that the next generation is more than up to the challenge of keeping up their parents’ friendly camaraderie, in royal style.
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