Mike Tindall sends one final tribute to Queen as he shares moving funeral video with fans

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Mike Tindall has shared one final tribute to the Queen just hours after she was laid to rest following a 70-year reign that helped define the nation. The former rugby union player showed his support for his grieving wife, daughter of Princess Anne, during the emotional service at Westminster Abbey before they were joined at Windsor Castle by their eldest daughter Mia.

Just hours after the funeral, the 43-year-old shared a short video of the Queen’s piper Pipe Major Paul Burns playing the final lament as her coffin was lowered into the vault at St George’s Chapel to his Instagram account.

At some points during the service in Westminster, Mike looked close to tears while sitting beside his wife Zara.

He also joined his wife Zara as the pair held hands tightly for a moving procession behind Her Majesty’s coffin in the Abbey.

Mike appeared solemn as he stood by his wife of 11 years.

Tindall was wearing three medals, including the cross-shaped Member of the Order of the British Empire, which he received back in 2007 for his rugby career.

Pictures also showed Mike comforting James, Viscount Severn, in a touching moment at the state funeral.

READ MORE: Mike Tindall reaches out an arm to comfort James, Viscount Severn

Mike previously paid tribute to the Queen by posting a crying corgi – the late monarch’s favourite dog – on his Instagram account.

He posted a picture of a sketch of a crying corgi sitting next to the Imperial Crown which has a tennis ball on top.

The Queen was finally laid to rest with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at St George’s during a private evening burial service attended just by close family.

The day was filled with personal touches, with the wreath adorning her coffin featuring a handwritten note from the King, saying: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R”.

King Charles had requested the floral tribute which replaced a wreath of Balmoral flowers with foliage and blooms cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove.

Earlier in the day, the state funeral at Westminster Abbey was attended by dignitaries including hundreds of heads of state, and with London full of mourners the event called for the largest policing operation undertaken by the Metropolitan Police.

Among the 2,000-strong congregation at the abbey were foreign royalty, leading figures from UK life and world leaders including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand Prime Minister and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

During his sermon, the Archbishop of Canterbury told the congregation the outpouring of emotion for the Queen “arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us”.

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