Mike Tindall was sporting his OBE medal today as he joined some 2,000 royals, world leaders and presidents to bid farewell to the Queen at her state funeral in central London.
The former England rugby star, 43, was invited to the service at Westminster Abbey as one of the ‘minor royals’, having married the late monarch’s granddaughter Zara Phillips, 41, in 2011.
Sitting in the front row, just a few yards from Her Majesty’s coffin, he cut a sombre figure in a black blazer and tie and grey pinstriped trousers as he supported his wife next to him.
The rugby legend, who helped England to World Cup victory against Australia in 2003, was sporting three military-style medals for the service.
From left to right, the first medal, shaped like a cross, is his Member of the British Empire (MBE), which he was awarded in 2007 for his contribution to rugby.
The central gong is the Diamond Jubilee Medal, which was created to mark 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign back in 2012.