Prince Philip's funeral: Zara Tindall is supported by husband Mike

Zara Tindall arrives at Prince Philip’s funeral with husband Mike in first appearance since giving birth to her three-week-old son Lucas Philip named in her grandfather’s honour

  • Zara Tindall has been seen for the first time since giving birth to son Lucas Philip Tindall three weeks ago
  • Zara she wore an understated round-necked black gown and a lace headpiece as she arrived at the funeral
  • She was joined by husband Mike as she arrived at Windsor Castle ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s eight grandchildren, including Zara, and their spouses are among the congregation 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s granddaughter Zara Tindall was joined by her husband Mike as she arrived at Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral today. 

It is the first time Zara, 39, Princess Anne’s daughter, has been seen since giving birth to her son Lucas Philip Tindall three weeks ago. 

Zara looked poised as she wore an understated round-necked black gown and a lace headpiece, which she paired with elegant silver droplet earrings as her husband Mike drove them to Windsor Castle for Prince Philip’s funeral.

Like her cousin Princess Eugenie, Zara named her newborn son after her beloved grandfather.

However in a tragic turn of events it is thought he never had the chance to meet his two youngest great-grandsons due to Covid restrictions.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s granddaughter Zara Tindall was joined by her husband Mike as she arrived at Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral today

Mike Tindall, 42, yesterday posted a heartfelt Instagram tribute to Prince Philip, sharing a photo of the Duke of Edinburgh with his great-granddaughter Mia Grace, seven.  

He shared the photo, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, alongside a caption that read: ‘It’s been a very sad week but it has given us time to reflect on great memories and stories both personal and shared. A devoted family man who we will forever miss but always love.’

The snapshot of Prince Philip, who passed away aged 99 at Windsor Castle on Friday, showed the Duke sitting outside a log cabin.

He was leaned over a wooden table to enjoy a meal in the countryside setting alongside Mike and Zara’s seven-year-old daughter Mia Grace. 

It comes just days after Prince William and Kate released their own touching photograph of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen with seven of their great-grandchildren. 

The previously unseen photograph, which was taken at Balmoral Castle in 2018 by the Duchess of Cambridge, shows Prince Philip with his arm around Peter Phillips’ daughter Isla, while the Queen, 94, can be seen holding a then-baby Prince Louis in her arms.  

Prince George and Princess Charlotte can be seen offering a cheeky smile in the picture, while Peter’s elder daughter Savannah Phillips poses alongside the Tindalls’ daughters Mia and Lena.   

Looked up to as the patriarch of his family, Prince Philip became a mentor for younger royals who continued to turn to him over the years. Eugenie once described him as the rock of the family.

The Queen’s four children, eight grandchildren and their respective spouses have come together today to support Her Majesty following the death of her husband last week at the age of 99. 

 Mike Tindall paid tribute to Prince Philip by sharing a photograph of the Duke eating with his great-granddaughter Mia Grace

It comes just days after Prince William and Kate Middleton released their own touching photo of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen with seven of their great-grandchildren – Prince George, Prince Louis, Savannah Phillips, Princess Charlotte, Isla Phillips holding Lena Tindall, and Mia Tindall

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