Another royal baby alert! Queen Elizabeth II is set to become a great grandmother again for her granddaughter, Zara Tindall, (Princess Anne‘s daughter), has announced that she is pregnant with her third child.
Zara and former rugby star Mike Tindall are already parents to two little girls — Mia Grace, 6, and Lena Elizabeth, 2.
The news of Zara’s third pregnancy was made public in a very surprising way. Zara’s husband, Mike Tindall, is the one who happily broke the baby news.
The retired athlete shared several details about the pregnancy while appearing on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast.
He revealed that he and his wife are delighted to become parents for the third time, and he is hoping to have a baby boy.
Mike stated that Zara is in the early stages of the pregnancy, and they do not yet know the gender of the unborn baby.
The beaming father had this to say: “It’s been a good week for me, had a little scan last week—third Tindall on its way. We’re not sure what to do. I’d like a boy this time. I’ve got two girls. I would like a boy, but I will love it whatever, whether it’s a boy or a girl, but please be a boy!”
Mike went on to explain that they had to keep the royal baby news a secret from Mia Grace because they feared that she would reveal it to her classmates and teachers at school.
Mike stated: “We haven’t told Mia yet just because we knew she would tell everyone at school. We will tell her now that we’ve gone through the scan. Yes, of course, we will tell her. I think she’ll be happy about it. She has been requesting another sister or brother, so we’ve hopefully fulfilled that role for her. She just wants something different now. Lena is growing up—she’s two-and-a-half now. She wants someone younger to play with and dress up.”
Mike went on to say that his daughter, Lena, was delighted to have a new sibling. He shared: “Lena’s growing up – she’s two-and-a-half now – she wants something younger to play with and dress up!”
Mike said they might name their baby Covi or Covina, in a nod to the pandemic. Royal fans are happy for the couple who suffered two miscarriages as they were trying to grow their family.
A royal insider confirmed to Vanity Fair that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are thrilled that their granddaughter, Zara, and her hubby, Mike, have another baby on the way.