Saturday 20 January 2018

Meghan Markle gets royal seal of approval from Mike Tindall: 'She'll do absolutely fine in royal life'

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SUITS "Skin In the Game" Episode 701 -- Pictured: Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Meghan Markle is dating Prince Harry. Picture: Splash News
Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd annual celebrity golf classic at The Grove Hotel on May 8, 2015 in Hertford, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Images: Getty

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle would find it 'nerve-racking' to join the royal family, according to Mike Tindall. the husband of Prince Harry's cousin.

Mike, who is married to Zara Phillips, has become the first member of the royal family to publicly speak about the possibility of the Suits actress marrying Harry, and in a new Sunday People interview, the ex-England rugby star insists the 36-year-old actress would be "absolutely fine" after a shaky start.

“It (royal family) comes with a lot of history... It’s obviously nerve-racking," he confessed. "But she has been under enough scrutiny and pressure in her day-to-day life, so I’m sure she will get through it. She will be fine.

“As long as they are both happy, that’s all that you can ask for. She’ll do absolutely fine.”

Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd annual celebrity golf classic at The Grove Hotel on May 8, 2015 in Hertford, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 3rd annual celebrity golf classic at The Grove Hotel on May 8, 2015 in Hertford, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

The actress has already met Harry's dad Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, but Mike and Zara, who is the daughter of the young prince's aunt, Anne, Princess Royal, have yet to meet her.

Mike recently revealed he is a fan of Meghan's TV show Suits, in which the actress stars as Rachel Zane, a paralegal in a top New York law firm: "It’s a very good show," he said. "I will definitely try and get the inside scoop on it (when I meet her).”

Markle recently celebrated her 36th birthday in Botswana with Harry. The romantic vacation comes amid heavy speculation suggesting the fifth in line to the throne is getting ready to propose.

Meghan, who is based in Toronto, Canada, has been enjoying a long-distance relationship with Harry since they met in May, 2016.

Prince Harry attending the Dunkirk world premiere (Ian West/PA)
Prince Harry attending the Dunkirk world premiere (Ian West/PA)
Actress Meghan Markle attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
Actress Meghan Markle attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

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