The former England Rugby star has missed out on speaking events due to Covid (Picture: WENN/PA)
The England Rugby World Cup, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara, has a firm to manage his speaking engagements.
When those opportunities dried up due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Tindall sought government aid for Kimble Trading Ltd.
Accounts for the firm, filed in December, say that since the Covid-19 outbreak, ‘subsequent restrictions imposed have led to a number of events in 2020 being cancelled’.
They add: ‘The company has taken advantage of all available government aid in order to support the business and its employees through the crisis.’
Kimble Trading Ltd appears on a government-published list of of employers who have claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
The accounts, for the year ending March 31, 2020 suggest there is only one member of staff at the firm – believed to be Mr Tindall.
A spokesperson for the rugby star said he did not recieve furlough money himself (Picture: Reuters)
A spokesperson for the sportsman told the Sun that no furlough money went to him personally but did not answer any further questions.
The company also appeared on a list of firms who have taken advantage of government grants. There is no suggestion of any illegality.
The government assistance package grants 80% of workers’ normal wages up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Tory MP Nigel Mills said: ‘It’s a bit rich for Mike Tindall to be taking money from the public purse.’
Mike and Zara Tindall are currently living in the 730-acre Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire (Picture: PA)
Last year, the sportsman was named the world’s fourth-richest rugby player by Ruck magazine, with an estimated worth of £15.7million.
Mr Tindall and Olympic equestrian Zara live in the 730-acre Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire and have a third child on the way.
They are also living together as a bubble with Zara’s brother Peter Phillips, his family, and Princess Anne.
In an interview with The Times last week, Mr Tindall, who retired from professional rugby in 2014, said he always ‘worries about money’.
The sportsman described himself as very fortunate in knowing he had money coming in from ambassadorial roles, but said sponsorships ‘won’t last forever’.
He added: ‘You’ve got to plan, and now, with a third on the way and what’s coming down the line in terms of school bills, fees to pay.’
Zara earns money from a number of ventures and sponsorships, and has been a brand ambassador for Rolex and Land Rover.
Mr Tindall currently co-hosts a podcast – The Good, The Bad And The Rugby and has made television appearances, including The Jump and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.
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