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Jennifer Newton

Awkward Mike Tindall swerves Prince Harry question as he opens up about royal 'change'

Mike Tindal l has opened up about his royal Christmas plans - but swerved an awkward question about Prince Harry.

The I'm A Celeb contestant, who is married to the King's niece Zara Tindall, reflected on the upcoming festive season that will be full of change this year.

It is set to be an emotional one this year, as the royals face their first Christmas since the death of the late Queen.

But despite its poignancy, King Charles is set to welcome a whole host of royals at Sandringham - but Harry and Meghan Markle will not be among them following their bombshell Netflix series.

Harry used to be very close to his cousin Zara and her husband Mike, who both share his love of rugby (Getty Images)

Speaking on his podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, Mike was asked about Christmas and the past 12 months and admitted: "There's been a lot of change."

It prompted his co-star, fellow former rugby player James Haskell to say: "King's speech?", referring to this year being the first that Charles will deliver the monarch's annual Christmas message.

Mike added: "There will be a lot of first so, yes go and watch it."

And cheekily James asked while giggling: "It is going to be pin the tail on Harry, like running him around and trying to..? Smash the pinata?"

However, a video of the exchange saw Mike look unimpressed with the question and he moved on swiftly and told his co-stars: "You know when I said when I went in the jungle?"

Before host, Alex Payne jumped in and asked: "How much you missed us?"

And Mike added: "Yeah and diving around where you go with stories?"

Mike with wife Zara, brother-in-law Peter Phillips and Harry and Meghan at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June (Getty Images)

Before Alex joked: "You're more fleet of foot now than when you were a player, funnily enough."

Meanwhile, he also gave an insight into what his young son Lucas, who is almost two, would love for Christmas.

He revealed: "A bag of frozen peas because that's all that Lucas wants. Pull the freezer out, bag of frozen peas, pour it on the floor.

"He's got a playroom full of stuff – not interested. Go to the fridge, take all the milk out, try and crack the bottle, spill it all on the floor…"

It comes as Mike and his wife's cousin Harry shared a light-hearted bond in the past.

However,not exactly clear what Mike's relationship with Harry is now like now after reports he branded him a "b***end" during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year.

He made the comment to a fellow guest at a reception held after the televised Platinum Party concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4, as first reported by the Daily Express.

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