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A royal baby is here! Zara & Mike Tindall welcome third child

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Zara and Mike Tindall have welcomed their third child together! It seems like the royal family will never stop growing.

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It certainly is the year of the royal baby. First it was Princess Eugenie giving birth to little August, then Meghan Markle announcing she is expecting a baby girl; now, another one of the Queen’s granddaughters has given birth.

Zara Tindall, daughter to Princess Anne the Queen’s second child, has welcomed her third child into the world along with husband Mike Tindall.

“Breaking: Zara and Mike Tindall have welcomed a son, Lucas Philip Tindall. Born on Sunday. Lovely news! A 10th great grandchild for The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh,” wrote Hello!’s royal editor Emily Nash on Twitter.

“A spokeswoman for the couple said: ‘Zara and Mike Tindall are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Lucas Philip Tindall. The little boy arrived on March 21, weighing 8lbs 4oz and is a first grandson for Princess Anne.'” she further Tweeted.
In dramatic circumstances, Zara was forced to give birth on the bathroom floor after being unable to make it to hospital in time.

“Arrived very quickly. Didn’t make it to hospital. On the bathroom floor,” Mike revealed on his podcast The Good, The Bad & The Rugby.

“So yeah, it was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, towels down, brace, brace, brace,” he added.

“Fortunately the midwife who was going to meet us at the hospital wasn’t that far away so she drove up just as we had assumed the posit [position] and the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived.”

Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news and look forward to meeting their 10th Great Grandchild when circumstances allow.”

Zara, 39, and Mike, 42, who already parents to seven-year-old Mia and two-year-old Lena, confirmed their third pregnancy back in December last year.

Appearing on an episode of his podcast, The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, the 42-year-old announced he was adding another baby to his brood.

“It’s been a good week for me, had a little scan last week – third Tindall on its way.” Mike told his co-hosts. 

“I’d like a boy this time, I’ve got two girls, I would like a boy. I’ll love it whether a boy or a girl – but please be a boy!” he continued.

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Zara and Mike have welcomed their third child! (Credit: Getty)

“We’re not sure what to do Covi or Covina – I don’t know where to go with names.”

Much like Princess Mary and Prince Frederik, the couple has Australia to thank for their love story.

Zara and Mike began their courtship back in 2003 after meeting at Sydney’s Manly Wharf bar during the Rugby World Cup.

In an interview for 60 Minutes, Zara revealed that Mike, a rugby star himself, was drinking away the pain of being dumped from England’s football team right before the semi-finals. How romantic.

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The couple are already parents to Mia, 7, and Lena, 2. (Credit: Getty)

Zara herself, a successful equestrian, was on a gap year in Australia with her friends. It seems like fate!

The pair exchanged numbers and history was born.

The lovebirds eventually married in July 2011 in a private ceremony before having their first child, Mia Grace Tindall, in January 2014 and their second child, Lena Elizabeth Tindall, in June of 2018. 

And now the sisters have another sibling! Congratulations to the happy couple. 

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