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Mike Tindall surprises I'm A Celeb campmates with Buckingham Palace sleepover etiquette

Mike Tindall surprised his curious campmates on I'm A Celebrity by giving an insight into life in the royal family - including what sleepovers are like at Buckingham Palace.

Asked by Hollyoaks star Owen Warner what the Palace was like, rugby star Mike - who is married to Princess Anne's daughter Zara Tindall - replied: "A lot of it’s all the state rooms and there’s only a little bit of living. Yeah [I’ve stayed there]."

"Mad! In the morning, could you go down in your joggers and t-shirt or did you have to get dressed up again?" Owen asked.

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Mike revealed: "No, jeans and a tee" - an answer that left his fellow campmate gobsmacked.

"I thought you had to be suited and booted!" Owen admitted. The actor then quizzed Mike on what it was like when he first started dating Zara, who he married in 2011 and has three children with.

"When you first started chatting to Zara, how late in did you know she was royalty?" Owen asked. "Straight away?"

Mike replied: "Yeah, because I knew she was Princess Anne’s daughter. Princess Anne is patron of Scottish Rugby."

"Did you feel a bit of pressure?" Owen wondered. "If I was chatting to a girl and then found out she was royalty, I’d be nervous."

"No, because we were friends first - and then William and Harry were massive England fans at the time, so we’d met them numerous times," Mike revealed. "I met more of the family than you’d normally have met of the woman you start dating."

Zara penned a proud message for Mike which was read out in camp during Sunday's episode, sharing an update on their three kids as she wrote: "Hi my love, we are missing you so much and really needing some papa hugs, but glad you’re sharing them with your campmates. The girls are enjoying sports and throwing themselves into everything at the moment and the little man is loving life, smashing it up, learning some new words."


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