Zara Tindall gives Princess Kate a run for her money with secret skill

Zara Tindall has a successful riding career, but in his new podcast, Mike Drop, her husband Mike Tindall revealed she has a hidden talent for another sport – and Kate Middleton shares the skill.

In the first episode of his podcast, Mike said to Zara: "You always said you could have been a sprinter," speaking of his wife's prowess when it comes to running – and she's not the first royal whose running talent Mike has admired.

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Speaking about Princess Kate, the former rugby player said: "She loves running, she can run all day. Engine!"

He's also praised Prince William's running, saying: "Willy's quick. I've raced him, he's quick, he has really fast leg speed."

Princess Beatrice is a keen runner too, and is the only royal to have taken part in the London Marathon.

Kate Middleton and Zara Tindall with Zaras baby
Kate Middleton and Zara Tindall with Zaras baby

Zara Tindall and Princess Kate are both strong runners

Despite being a strong runner, Kate, 41, has previously admitted she could never do a marathon – for one very good reason.

The Princess of Wales was speaking to journalist Bryony Gordon, who asked her if she would be running the London Marathon. Princess Kate replied: "Oh no, security and all that."

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Princess Kate also expressed her doubts over her husband running a marathon. During an outing in support of the Heads Together organisation, William shared with one of the attendees his promise to run a marathon in Kenya.

Kate Middleton running in a red jacket
Kate Middleton running in a red jacket

Princess Kate said she will never run a marathon

"I chatted to Prince William, and he has promised that he will run a marathon in Kenya sometime," Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher shared.

When Sean told Princess Kate about her husband's news, she offered up the hilarious response: "I’ll believe it when I see it."

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