Mike Tindall recalls awkward meeting with King Charles after copying wife Zara
King Charles III.Mike, 43, is married to Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall, the daughter of Charles's sister, Princess Anne.Speaking on his sports podcast, The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby, the former rugby player told his fellow hosts James Haskell and Alex Payne that he almost curtseyed the King.READ MORE: Queen's granddaughter 'hopes to God' she doesn't feature on Netflix hit The CrownRoyal protocol dictates that upon meeting the monarch, men should bow with their neck, not bending their waist, while women are meant to curtsy.Mike said: "You know when you're following a routine? I almost curtseyed to the King the other day."Without thinking about it. I was just following my wife, saw her curtsey, and I, fortunately, didn't."He manged to style out his curtsy by turning it into a "lower bow".He admitted to listeners of the podcast that he may have looked as though he'd "stubbed my toe or something on the floor."Mike also spoke candidly about how the Royal Family had responded to the Queen's death.He told his co-hosts: "It's been sad, emotional but happy.