- The royal cousins keep up-to-date with one another through a WhatsApp group chat.
- That’s according to Mike Tindall, who’s married to one of the Queen’s grandchildren.
- Tindall said it’s “easier” to communicate that way.
While the royals may still seem highly traditional and even uptight at times, the younger members and their partners – Will and Kate and Harry and Meghan, in particular – are bringing things into the 21st century in a big way.
Not only do they all keep in touch via text, but as it turns out, the squad even has a WhatApp group chat.
That’s according to the Queen’s grandson-in-law Mike Tindall – husband of her granddaughter Zara Tindall – who told the Mirror that he and his wife keep up to date with what’s going on with their royal cousins through WhatsApp groups.
And with two royal weddings to take place this Spring (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank) and two royal babies on the way (Kate and Will and Mike and Zara themeslves), there’s certainly lots to keep track of.
The 39-year-old ex-rugby player said: “Me, my brother and then a few of Zara’s side like her brother Pete and the cousins are on WhatsApp groups.
“I wouldn’t say we’re cutting edge, but it’s just easier for some reason on WhatsApp,” he added.
“The cousins” include Harry, William, Beatrice, and Eugenie. If partners are eligible to join as well, which wasn’t clear, that could include Kate and Meghan as well.
“You might do it for a get-together and just stay on the group, and occasionally people will post,” Tindall said, adding he’s in about “25,000 groups.”
“You’re scared to leave because you don’t want to be seen to be rude,” he said.
While the cousins may be close and Tindall said he’s expecting invites to the royal weddings, they haven’t arrived yet.
“We will be going to Harry’s and Eugenie’s weddings – well I think so, we haven’t been invited yet though,” he said.
NOW WATCH: Executive Life videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.