Queen’s Granddaughter Zara Tindall Welcomes Baby Boy After Giving Birth in Her Bathroom
It’s a royal baby boom!
Following the recent births of Princess Eugenie’s firstborn son and Pippa Middleton’s baby girl, Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, 39, welcomed her third child with husband Mike Tindall. The baby boy joins the couple’s two daughters, 7-year-old Mia and 2-year-old Lena.
Lucas Philip Tindall, who is the Queen’s 10th great-grandchild, was born on Sunday, weighing 8lbs., 4oz., a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE.
Of the Tindall’s baby news, the palace said in a statement, “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 baby boy, who is the fifth grandchild of Princess Anne, arrived in dramatic fashion. Proud dad Mike revealed on his The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast that his son was born at home — in the bathroom.
“A little baby boy arrived at my house!” he said on his podcast Wednesday.
Recounting his wife’s birth on the episode, Mike explained that “fortunately,” Zara’s friend, Dolly Maude, was with them “and recognized that we wouldn’t have got to 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,’ ” Mike, 42, said.
Laughing as he continued to recall the dramatic experience, Mike added: “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.”
When asked if the couple’s daughters, Mia and Lena, were present for the unconventional birth, he said, “Zed [as he calls his wife] had contractions through the night — she hadn’t slept well the night before so we had someone take the kids for the day.”…..read more