Mike Tindall roasted for medals as fans suggest he got them for ‘dwarf tossing’

Baffled royal fans have been left questioning how ex-rugby player Mike Tindall got a "chest full" of medals.

Tindall, who is married to Zara Tindall, daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, and Captain Mark Phillips, appeared at the Queen's funeral with three medals stuck to his left jacket lapel.

Royal fans were quick to question how the former rugby pro, who won 75 caps for England between 2000 and 2011, acquired such regalia.

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One commentator with the handle @Weahscousin wrote on Twitter, asking: "What did Mike Tindall do to get four military medals? Watch Dad’s Army?"

And another viewer pulled no punches as they wrote: "Mike Tindall with a chest full of medals. Did he get them for dwarf tossing? He was an egg chaser not a military man.

"Same as Edward who spent a few weeks in the marines before dropping out but has a chest full too."

A third person wrote: "Mike Tindall sat with medals on. What's he wearing, his world cup winners one?!"

However, another Twitter user rightly pointed out that one badge was an MBE which he received in 2007 for his services to rugby.

The other two medals are the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.

The former is a commemorative medal created in 2012 to mark the Queen’s 60th year on the throne while the latter he was awarded for this year’s jubilee – the 70th anniversary of the Queen taking the throne.

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And Edward, who never actually served in the Royal Marines after ditching the force following a few months of training, has received all of the jubilee medals.

He also has the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal, Canadian Forces’ Decoration and Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan.

Yesterday, September 18, Tindall appeared to have been silently scolded by his wife Zara Tindall for breaking the silence during a procession at the Queen's vigil in Westminster.

The Queen's eldest granddaughter and husband were present at the Queen's procession, where Zara "shot him a look" for breaking the respectful silence of the resting place.

Appearing to break the silence by clearing his throat, Mike was "shot a look" by Zara.


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