Mike Tindall was noticed carrying military-style medals at Wednesday’s Lying-in-State procession for the late Queen. This precipitated some confusion as Zara Tindall’s husband has no army expertise. What do the medals signify?

Mike gave the impression to be carrying his Order of the British Empire medal on Wednesday’s solemn event.

This was given to the royal for Services to Rugby after the 2003 World Cup Win.

Which different medals did Zara’s husband put on?

Mike accessorised together with his Diamond & Platinum Jubilee medals.

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Mr Tindall was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2007 for his contribution to rugby.

This is the innermost medal, which he additionally wore to the Service of Thanksgiving in the course of the Platinum Jubilee earlier this yr.

This medal is in a cross form and appeared very respectful on the 43-year-old.

Mike’s different two medals are the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.


The Diamond Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal which was created in 2012 to mark the late Queen’s sixtieth yr on the throne.

It is a silver medal bearing the Queen’s face, very similar to a coin, together with the yr of her coronation and the yr of the jubilee.

The father of three obtained a medal as a member of the Royal Family.

They had been additionally given to members of the Armed Forces who had served longer than 5 years, operational members of the Prison Service, and emergency companies personnel, in addition to holders of the Victoria and George Cross.

Zara Tindall wore a chic boat neckline costume as she obtained the late Queen’s coffin alongside her household on Wednesday. 

The coffin was taken on a procession by way of central London to Westminster Hall, the place the monarch will lie in state. 

Zara added a pair of straightforward gold hoops adorned with pearls to raise her respectful ensemble. 

Pearls are also known as “mourning jewellery”, a convention that dates again to Queen Victoria’s period.