When all you have is time, picking up a new hobby is a fine way to pass it. So it was’t too surprising that Zara Tindall (Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter) revealed that her husband, 41-year-old rugby player Mike Tindall, has a (slightly embarrassing) new pastime. No, it’s not bread-making, knitting or ferociously cleaning every surface (just us?). It’s a little thing we like to call “playing games on your phone.”
The 38-year-old royal revealed her husband’s habit on an Instagram Live stream with their friends James Haskell and Chloe Madeley. When Chloe mentioned that James has been playing Xbox “all day,” Zara joked that “it must be a gaming thing that rugby lads do,” because apparently, her husband has been playing “golf on his phone.” Since all the real golf courses are closed during the current lockdown in the U.K., we suppose it’s the next best option.
No worries, though. Our own iPhone told us that our screen time has gone up, like, 400 percent since just yesterday. We didn’t think it was possible…but here we are.
All jokes aside, the Tindalls have actually been busy raising money to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Zara, an Olympic equestrian, recently donated a painting of her horse to the charity Equestrian Relief, which she said was an effort to support the frontline essential workers while staying at home. The couple is also remaining active, balancing their gaming by participating in a self-isolation 5K run to support the National Health Service workers.