Zara and Mike Tindall ‘would consider MOVING to Australia’ after she retires from eventing – and are set to come Down Under with their children in 2020
- Zara and Mike Tindall would highly consider relocating to Australia in the future
- The duo have visited the east coast every January since 2012 for engagements
- Next month, they will take both daughters Mia, 5, and Lena, one, for the first time
- Princess Anne’s daughter and former rugby pro see nation as their second home
- The sporty couple love the laid-back banter and relaxed pace of life Down Under
Zara Tindall has revealed she would strongly consider moving to Australia with her husband Mike and their two young daughters once she retires from eventing, after falling in love with the laid-back banter and relaxed pace of life Down Under.
Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, 38, who has been married to the former England rugby player, 41, since 2011, made the revelation in an exclusive interview with Now To Love, referring to the country as her family’s ‘second home’.
Asked if she would consider relocating to Australia, Zara replied: ‘Probably not while I’m still competing. It would be a little bit hard commuting. But after that… yes, I think if an opportunity came up we’d definitely think about it.’
The Tindalls have been regular visitors to Australia since professional equestrian Zara was named the inaugural Magic Millions Racing Women Ambassador in 2012, spending January between the Gold Coast and Sydney for the past seven years.
But next month will be the first time the famously down-to-earth couple take both children Mia Grace, five, and Lena Elizabeth, one, along with them.
Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall (pictured together in 2019) would strongly consider relocating to Australia after the equestrian pro retires from eventing
The famously down-to-earth couple are preparing to visit Australia with daughters Mia Grace (pictured left) and Lena Elizabeth for the first time next month
While Mia has joined her parents on previous trips Down Under, 2020 will mark their first visit as a family of four.
Australia’s laid-back lifestyle is ideal for the active family who love to surf, swim and spend time outdoors, activities often made impossible by Britain’s dreary weather.
‘Early January is bleak over here [in their home of Gloucestershire in England] so it’s nice to be able to go and have a bit of sun. I love the lifestyle of Australia and the ability to get up early, go on the beach – especially for the kids,’ said Mike.
The country is responsible for Mia’s love of swimming, with the boisterous five-year-old – who they call a ‘fantastic bundle energy’ – developing a love for the ocean at just 11 months old during her first trip Down Under.
‘I just think the people over in Australia are so laid-back and they have good banter. No one’s worried about talking to each other. It’s not a rushed lifestyle. I think it’s a great place and we enjoy it so much,’ Mike said.
The family has enjoyed visits to major attractions like the Harbour Bridge and Taronga Zoo in Sydney, and theme parks on the Gold Coast during previous jaunts.
The Tindalls have been regular visitors to Australia’s east coast since professional equestrian Zara was signed as the inaugural Magic Millions Racing Women Ambassador in 2012 (the couple are pictured at the Magic Millions Raceday in 2019)
The Tindalls now have an established network of friends along Australia’s east coast, which has grown steadily since Olympic silver medalist Zara became patron of Magic Millions Racing Women in 2012.
A keen horse rider since childhood, Zara won silver at the 2012 London Olympics as part of the British eventing team.
The medal was presented by her mother Princess Anne, 69, herself an accomplished equestrian.
A keen horse rider since childhood, Zara won silver at the 2012 London Olympics as part of the British equestrian team
The Racing Women initiative champions the participation of women in horse racing, with bonus prize money of $500,000 shared between the first four all-female owned or leased horses in the Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday.
Raceday has developed into a world renowned $10.25million thoroughbred event, described as a ‘must attend’ for racing’s elite, punters and fashionistas alike.
Raceday kicks off at 9am at The Star Gold Coast on Saturday, January 11 2020.