Mike Tindall says ‘no’ to Royal Family tradition for daughter Mia

Mike Tindall has publicly said he does not want his daughter, Mia, to attend a boarding school and follow to tradition of the Royal Family.

Mia, now 2 years old, is the granddaughter of Princess Anne, through her daughter, Zara, and former-England rugby player Mike Tindall. It seems the youngster won’t be sent to boarding school because Mike Tindall has better plans for her, choosing not to follow the Royal Family’s aged tradition.

Mike Tindall says he doesn't want daughter Mia to go to boarding school. Picture by i-Images

Mike Tindall says he doesn’t want daughter Mia to go to boarding school. Picture by i-Images

Zara’s husband went to a private school, but didn’t board. He told to the MailOnline: “My school was a public one and plenty of my mates lived in, but I was just a day student and it definitely didn’t do me any harm. If anything, I enjoyed the best of both worlds.”

He added: “Personally, I’d rather she attend a school that’s nearby, where we’ll always be on hand if she needs us. Anything else goes against my instincts.”

Many Royals are sent to boarding school for their education. Peter and Zara Phillips, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles all attended an esteemed boarding school in northern Scotland: Gordonstoun. Gordonstoun is an elite full-boarding school with approximately 600 boys and girls with ages ranging from 8 – 18; it was here that Prince Philip was educated in the 1930s after coming to the UK.

Mia Tindall, centre, with her cousin, Prince George and Savannah Phillips. Picture by i-Images

Mia Tindall, centre, with her cousin, Prince George and Isla Phillips. Picture by i-Images

Prince William and Prince Harry both attended Ludgrove School before being sent away to Eton College – a little closer, situated across the river from Windsor Castle.

The Queen’s great-granddaughter daughter Mia received much attention recently when she was featured in a photo for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, taken by Annie Leibovitz, where she was seen holding The Queen’s handbag. It has been revealed this wasn’t planned and that the toddler simply picked up the bag before the image was shot.


Mia Tinall picked up her great-grandmother’s handbag for a photo to celebrate The Queen’s 90th

The Queen is joined by her youngest grandchildren and her great-grandchildren in photos by Annie Leibovitz.

The Queen is joined by her youngest grandchildren and her great-grandchildren in photos by Annie Leibovitz.

L-R in the photo: James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise (children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex), Mia Tindall (daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall), Princess Charlotte, Savannah Phillips, Prince George, Isla Phillips (she and sister Savannah are daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips).

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5 comments

Edith rayment Thu 21 September, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Princess anne did not go to gordonstoun. She was a boarder at benenden, a girls’ public school.

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Victoria Howard Thu 21 September, 2017 - 7:57 pm

Thanks for spotting this! Yes, Anne attended school before Gordonstoun accepted female pupils. Article has been updated.
Victoria

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Jo Tue 26 December, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Did andrew go to goronstoun? I know he went to Andrew college in Ontario.

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Carol Anderson Wed 27 December, 2017 - 9:00 pm

I really would LOVE to KNOW who all the children are – in the photo of them with HRH Queen Elizabeth II. It is a absolutely beautiful photo for anyone to own, but it certainly would be so lovely, to know WHO EACH CHILD is and even more so, who are their parents…???

Thank you, I am pretty sure I am NOT alone in this request…..I remain,

Yours most sincerely,

(Mrs.) Carol Anderson

to all the many royals: may you all have a wonderful and happy year for 2018…….

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Victoria Howard Wed 27 December, 2017 - 9:10 pm

Hi Carol

We’ve added some more info about the photo for you.

Victoria

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