The British royal family is growing. Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Mark Tindall became parents for the third time this Sunday, March 21. Good news announced by the young dad this Wednesday, March 24 in the podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, which he co-hosts. The opportunity to learn that the couple welcomed a little boy for whom they have not yet found a name: “We do not have a name yet, we are still working on it, we are still having trouble with that, we never chose one before they arrived, ”he said.
It must be said that the birth of Zara Tindall took place rather precipitously so that she did not even have time to go to the hospital. It is therefore at home, in disaster on the floor of her bathroom that the daughter of Princess Anne gave birth. “It was the race to get a mattress, to go to the bathroom, to get some towels” recalled Mike Tindall who then explained: “Luckily, the midwife who was going to meet us at the hospital n ‘was not that far and she drove and came in as we were getting into position, and the second midwife came in just after the head came out. ” He also took the opportunity to give news of his wife, whom he describes as a real “warrior”, after this unconventional childbirth: “She is fine, we went for a walk this morning with the baby, everything is fine.”
Far from having found this experience traumatic, the 42-year-old father even enjoyed this moment in complete privacy where he was able to cut the cord, then directly enjoy the skin-to-skin contact with his son. The former athlete says he took the newborn directly to watch sports on television, a few minutes after his birth. A real treat for the small family which already had two daughters, Mila, aged six, and Lena Elizabeth, who is two.
Happiness after painful trials
For Zara Tindall, the adventure of motherhood has not always been the happiest. The 39-year-old rider has experienced several miscarriages in recent years. Painful trials that she had already mentioned publicly: “You have to let a period pass during which you do not talk about it, because it is raw. But as with everything, time heals us. It happens to many. families, but luckily I have heard many stories of people who have had children after miscarriages, “Prince William’s cousin told The Sunday Times.
Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall © AGENCY