Major congratulations are in order for Zara and Mike Tindall. The couple has officially welcomed their third child together. However, this time around, rather than giving birth in a hospital, the 39-year-old royal gave birth on her own bathroom floor. Allow us to explain.
The couple, who also shares two daughters, 7-year-old Mia and 2-year-old Lena, welcomed their first son on Sunday night. “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news and look forward to meeting their 10th Great Grandchild when circumstances allow," the palace revealed in a statement.
Mike also confirmed the news on the Monday episode of his podcast, The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby, during which he revealed that their son, Lucas Philip Tindall, arrived at approximately 6 p.m. and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Not to mention, his arrival was rather dramatic.
“A little baby boy arrived at my house!" he revealed in the episode before stating that the couple realized they “wouldn't have got to the hospital in time.”
“So, it was run into the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get a mat on the floor, towels down, ‘brace-brace-brace,’” the 42-year-old continued. “Fortunately, the midwife, who was going to meet us at the hospital wasn't that far away, so she drove up, got there just as we'd assumed the pos-ish [as he called the position]. And then the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived.”
We first learned that Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter was pregnant back in December of 2020 when Mike announced the news on (you guessed it) his podcast.
“It’s been a good week for me, had a little scan last week—third Tindall on its way,” the 42-year-old royal told his cohosts. “We’re not sure what to do. I’d like a boy this time. I’ve got two girls. I would like a boy, but I will love it whatever, whether it’s a boy or a girl but please be a boy!” Looks like Mike got his wish.
Congrats to the now-family of five!
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