Zara Tindall gives birth to baby boy on bathroom floor – and name is touching tribute to Prince Philip

Zara Tindall gives birth to baby boy on bathroom floor - and name is touching tribute to Prince Philip

ZARA Tindall has given birth to her third child – a baby boy named Lucas Philip Tindall in a touching nod to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Husband Mike confirmed the happy news on his podcast – and revealed the Queen’s “warrior” granddaughter gave birth on the bathroom floor on Sunday.

Mike, 42, previously said he wants a boy as he has two daughters with 39-year-old Zara, six-year-old Mia Grace and two-year-old Lena Elizabeth.

Speaking on The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, he said: “Sunday got even better because a little baby boy arrived at my house! Yeah brilliant, six o’clock last night,

“We haven’t got a name yet, we’re still working on it, we always struggle with that, we’ve never picked one before they arrived.

“8lb 4oz, very bonny. Arrived very quickly, didn’t make it to hospital, on the bathroom floor!”

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Describing the dramatic birth, Mike said he had to rush to his gym to grab a mat and place it on the floor in a case of “brace, brace, brace”.

Mike added: “The best thing about being at home, the best thing was, as soon he’s wrapped up, he’s skin on skin, straight downstairs. TV room. Golf on. This is what we’re doing.”

The rugby star also described Zara as a “warrior” – and joked he would get a vasectomy now he has his wish of a son.

He said: “I literally was like ‘Yep, snip, snip, snip.’ I’ve got a boy. I’m out. I’m out of here.”

The couple’s spokesperson also confirmed the happy news and revealed the baby – 22nd in line to the throne – is called Lucas Philip Tindall.

The name is a sweet nod to Prince Philip, who is recovering at Windsor after a long stint in hospital.

He and the Queen are “delighted” by the news and “look forward to meeting their 10th great-grandchild when circumstances allow”, Buckingham Palace said today.

They currently have ten great-grandkids after Princess Eugenie gave birth to son August in February.

The Queen and Philip are expecting an 11th with the arrival of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s second baby.

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The couple have previously spoken about their torment at suffering two miscarriages.

Zara and Mike lost a baby in December 2016 after announcing the pregnancy a month before.

She later suffered another miscarriage before her daughter Lena was born in June 2018.

“I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along. I then had another miscarriage really early on,” she said in an interview in The Sunday Times.

Zara was praised for speaking about her agony before having her second child.

She said for a time “you don’t talk about it because it’s too raw”.

The mum added: “But as with everything, time’s a great healer.”

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Zara and Mike met during England’s Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Australia in 2003.

In 2010, they announced their engagement and married on July 30, 2011.

As required by the Royal Marriages Act 1772 – which has since been repealed – the Queen gave her consent to their marriage in a meeting of the Privy Council on 10 May 2011.

Their first child, daughter Mia, was born in January 2014 followed by Lena in June 2018.

The couple, who live in Gloucestershire, are famously down-to-earth.

 

 

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