Mike Tindall carries out rare engagement with senior royal for cause close to his heart
Mike joined the Queen’s cousin the Duchess of Gloucester for a virtual engagement earlier this week. The former England champion took part in a video meeting with Duchess Birgitte as the patron of Cure Parkinson’s trust, a charity focused on finding treatments and a cure for this progressive neurological disease.
The Duchess of Gloucester spoke to Mike in her role as a patron of Parkinson’s UK.
Their meeting was recorded in the Court Circular, the royal diary noting every royal engagement carried out by senior royals.
An entry dated April 7 read: “The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Parkinson’s UK, this morning held a meeting with Mr Michael Tindall (Patron, Cure Parkinson’s) via video link.”
The joint engagement was recorded under the Kensington Palace household, where the Gloucesters live.
The Court Circular registered this engagement as both Birgitte and her husband Prince Richard are senior royals and patron of dozens of organisations who often work behind the scenes in support of the Queen.
The Duchess has been the royal patron of Parkinson’s UK since 1996 and has supported several of the events hosted by the charity.
The call took place in the run-up to World Parkinson’s Day, which is marked on April 11 every year.
Mike, who lives with Zara and their three children at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, joined the Cure Parkinson’s trust as patron in 2018.