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‘That’s a tricky one’: Prince William refuses to back Mike Tindall to win I’m A Celebrity on a visit to RAF Coningsby

  • Prince of Wales was quizzed about I’m A Celebrity on his visit to RAF Coningsby 
  • He was asked whether he wants his cousin’s husband Mike Tindall to win show 
  • Prince William, 40, gave a rather diplomatic answer, saying: ‘That’s a tricky one’

The Prince of Wales refused to confirm he’s backing fellow royal Mike Tindall to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here when asked about the show on a solo visit.

Prince William was asked whether he wanted Tindall – who is married to his cousin Zara – to win the competition when he arrived at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Friday.

The future king is thought to have a friendship with another contestant – England Lioness Jill Scott – and so opted for a more diplomatic answer. 

Corporal Rachael Howes asked William who he wanted to win, saying: ‘I asked him who he wanted to win, Lioness Jill Scott or his relative Mike Tindall.’

She said the Prince of Wales smiled at the question, and replied: ‘That’s a tricky one.’

The Prince of Wales refused to confirm he's backing fellow royal Mike Tindall to win I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here when asked about the show on a solo visit

The Prince of Wales refused to confirm he’s backing fellow royal Mike Tindall to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here when asked about the show on a solo visit

Prince William was asked whether he wanted Tindall (above) - who is married to his cousin Zara - to win the competition when he arrived at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Friday

Prince William was asked whether he wanted Tindall (above) – who is married to his cousin Zara – to win the competition when he arrived at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Friday

Earlier this month, a royal expert claimed the Prince and Princess of Wales would likely be ‘very upset and sad’ over the former rugby player’s behaviour in the jungle.

Royal author Angela Levin has accused Princess Anne’s son-in-law, 44, of ‘demeaning’ the Royal Family by participating in the hit ITV reality series.

Since entering the jungle, the former rugby star has won over fans by giving an honest insight into his marriage and surprise rapping skills .

The father-of-three has revealed that he and his wife Zara got ‘smashed’ on their ‘boozy’ first date back in 2003, which the expert insisted wasn’t ‘anybody’s business’ but their own.

Mike revealed he got 'smashed' with his wife Zara on their first date in 2003. The couple - who have been married since 2011 - pictured at Wimbledon on June 28, 2022

Mike revealed he got ‘smashed’ with his wife Zara on their first date in 2003. The couple – who have been married since 2011 – pictured at Wimbledon on June 28, 2022

The former rugby star has become a fan favourite after giving honest insight into his marriage and surprising fans with his rapping skills

The former rugby star has become a fan favourite after giving honest insight into his marriage and surprising fans with his rapping skills

She said: ‘I think it brings the royal family into disrepute.’

Speculating why the rugby pro signed up for the series, Angela suggested that the father was either ‘bored’ or just ‘wanted to have some fun’.

The Prince of Wales was, however, more forthcoming with others on his visit to RAF Coningsby on Friday, promising a young boy that his picture would go on the royal fridge.

William was chatting to a group of military families when three-year-old Blake Fearnley presented him with a picture of Mickey Mouse, his mother Laura Fearnley, 33, said the royal took it and said ‘he would put it on his fridge’.

Prince of Wales shares a cuddle with a young royal fan during a visit to RAF Coningsby

Prince of Wales shares a cuddle with a young royal fan during a visit to RAF Coningsby

The Prince of Wales smiles as he meets RAF families during a visit to RAF Coningsby in Lincoln

The Prince of Wales smiles as he meets RAF families during a visit to RAF Coningsby in Lincoln

Mrs Fearnley said about her son: ‘He walked off and then Blake decided he wanted to ask William for a cuddle so he followed him and said, “Please William may I have a cuddle” and he did.’

 William found himself talking football with twins Abi and Steph Boland, who were left ecstatic when he posed for a video selfie with the 10-year-olds, fans of the prince’s beloved Aston Villa team.

Steph Boland said: ‘He said we’ve got a good team and we’ll “have it” next season.’

 The Prince of Wales, 40, arrived at RAF Coningsby yesterday to learn about the work that goes into keeping Typhoon jets in the air before opening the base’s new boxing club.

The Prince of Wales reacts during a visit of the new Boxing Club as part of a tour of the Royal Air Force base, RAF Coningsby

The Prince of Wales reacts during a visit of the new Boxing Club as part of a tour of the Royal Air Force base, RAF Coningsby

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