Royal baby: Zara Tindall gives birth on bathroom floor

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Zara Tindall welcomes baby daughter

The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall has welcomed her third child with former rugby player husband Mike Tindall, in a dramatic, unplanned home birth.

Mike, 42, revealed on his podcast that their baby boy was born in the bathroom at home. “A little baby boy arrived at my house,” he said. “Arrived very quickly. Didn’t make it to the hospital. On the bathroom floor.”

Baby Lucas Philip, whose middle name is a nod to his grandfather Prince Philip, weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces (3.7kg). Mike explained that Zara’s friend arrived just in time to help with the birth.

“She drove up just as we had assumed the posish (position) and the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived. The best thing about being at home … as soon he’s wrapped up, he’s skin on skin, straight downstairs. TV room. Golf on,” he said.

The latest royal is the first son for the pair, a little brother for seven-year-old Mia and two-year-old Lena. “I literally was like ‘Yep, snip, snip, snip.’ I’ve got a boy. I’m out,” Mike laughed, referencing getting a vasectomy.

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 and Mike have previously spoken about suffering two miscarriages. They lost a baby in December 2016, and another before Lena was born in June 2018.

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