The Queen is “especially happy” with the news that Mike and Zara Tindall are expecting after the couple miscarriages twice, sources said.
Mike Tindall, 41, was greeted with applause from his fellow rugby players as he announced that his wife Zara, 39, was expecting a “third Tindall” during the podcast he co-hosts, The Good, The Bad & The Rugby Wednesday.
Mike said Zara, who is four months pregnant, is doing very well but is “still cautious about things that have happened in the past”, adding that she is really looking forward to the new arrival.
Meanwhile, Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl reported, “The Queen, who is close to Zara, would be especially happy with the news after Zara and Mike suffered two miscarriages while trying to have their second baby. ”
The Queen, 94, is ‘especially happy’ with news Mike and Zara Tindall are waiting after the couple suffered two miscarriages, Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl reported
The royal expert said the happy news comes at a good time for the royal family, as they prepare for a “calmer and more moderate” Christmas.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said: “Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh are aware and delighted. ”
The Queen and Prince Philip currently have eight great-grandchildren. The baby is the second royal arrival on the way as Zara’s cousin Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child next year.
Breaking the news yesterday, the former England rugby star Told co-hosts Alex Payne and James Haskell, “It’s been a good week for me, I had a little scan last week – the third Tindall on the way. ”
Royal expert said the monarch was ‘close to her granddaughter Zara’ and was ‘delighted’ with the news of her pregnancy
He said: “Z is very good, always careful because of things that have happened in the past, and I can’t wait to be there. ”
He added: “I would like a boy this time, I have two daughters, I would like a boy. I’d love to be a boy or a girl – but please be a boy.
He then joked that the couple were considering naming the child to reflect the fact that he was conceived during the pandemic.
“We don’t know what to do, Covi or Covina – I don’t know where to go with the names,” he chuckled.
Mike and Zara, who live at Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Estate in Gloucester, are already parents to six-year-old Mia Grace and two-year-old Lena Elizabeth.
A source close to the couple told The Telegraph: “Zara is four months pregnant and they are absolutely delighted to share this news. “
The couple, who live at Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Estate in Gloucester, are already parents to six-year-old Mia Grace and two-year-old Lena Elizabeth.
The couple, who suffered two miscarriages after the birth of their eldest daughter in 2014, were the first royals to speak openly about the heartbreaking experience.
In December 2016, the couple revealed that a pregnancy announced the previous month had ended in a miscarriage.
The rugby ace was greeted with cheers from his fellow rugby players when he announced his wife Zara was pregnant with their third child.
Two years later, in an interview with The Sunday Times, Zara spoke of the devastation of the loss of the baby and revealed that she had a second miscarriage before becoming pregnant with her daughter Lena, now two years old. .
Speaking about her experience to the Sunday Times in 2018, Zara said the hardest part of her first miscarriage was having to tell the world because the news of the pregnancy had been made public.
Princess Anne’s daughter Zara and Mike live relatively low-key lives in Gatcombe Park, located in the heart of the Cotswolds, just a few miles from Highgrove, Prince Charles’ home in nearby Tetbury.
The Queen and her granddaughter Zara are said to have a close relationship (pictured at the Easter service last year)
The Queen bought the Grade II listed mansion for her only daughter and then-husband Captain Mark Phillips as a wedding present, and the couple moved in 1977 – and raised their two children, Peter and Zara, on the domain.
Zara met Mike during the successful Rugby World Cup campaign in Australia in 2003.
They announced their engagement and, as required by the Royal Marriage Act of 1772 – which has since been repealed – the Queen gave her consent to their marriage at a Privy Council meeting on May 10, 2011. The couple married on July 30, 2011.