Move over, Prince George and Princess Charlotte – there’s another adorable royal toddler in the picture, and if these latest snaps are anything to go by, she could be the feistiest of the lot!
Little Mia Tindall, 2, was photographed at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo in Tetbury with her father, Mike Tindall, and grandmother Princess Anne. Wearing in a denim dress and jacket and cream leggings, the tot ran around laughing and smiling, grabbing the attention of everyone she passed.
The family had gathered to cheer on Mia’s mother Zara Phillips, who was competing in a polo match between jockeys and Olympians, and Mia appeared to have picked up her skill set as she swung polo mallets and played catch.
Even Princess Anne got involved in the fun, kicking the balls back and forth with her granddaughter.
In May, Mike opened up about raising his lively young daughter, admitting during an appearance on Good Morning Britain that she was ‘a bit naughty’.
Speaking in reference to a photoshoot for the Queen’s recent 90th birthday celebrations, where Mia was snapped holding her great-grandmother’s handbag, he said ‘She was being a bit naughty. ‘The queen got it quite right when she told her: “Just hold the handbag now”.’
‘And she did that. It ended up being a great photo for her.’
‘She’s got quite a little personality on her, and we encourage that.’
‘She’s very playful, always outside and she goes riding every now and again.’
He’s also spoken about the couple’s decision not to send Mia, who is 17th in line to the throne, away to boarding school when she enters education.
‘I know many people who say boarding was the making of them because they forged great independence from their parents, but I don’t really want her to be distanced from us,’ he explained at a charity event.
‘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.’
‘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.’