The royal family is set to welcome yet another baby in 2018! In addition to Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton’s third child, due this spring, Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall is expecting her second child with husband Mike Tindall.
While the expectant mother hasn’t addressed the public directly quite yet, a spokesperson told the Press Association that the equestrian champion is pregnant again. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson added that the Queen and members of the royal family were “very pleased” to hear the news, which comes a year after the couple suffered a miscarriage.
The daughter of Princess Anne, and a cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry, 36-year-old Zara Tindall (who grew up as Zara Phillips) is already the mother of three-year-old Mia, whom she shares with her rugby star husband.
Tindall’s husband previously revealed that it was their daughter who helped them through the heartbreaking loss of their earlier pregnancy. “The saving grace for us has been Mia, our daughter who is now 3,” he told The Sunday Times back in May. “However down we feel she will come running up in our faces. When I was playing [rugby] I hardly saw her; now we can see her grow up. I can take her swimming and I can take her to Ninja Tots. You’ll never be able to see her there because she disappears in a puff of smoke.”
Mia will surely be excited to welcome a little sibling, who will be the newest addition to a family that is already filled with adorable tiny royals like four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Congratulations to Zara Tindall and the entire royal family!
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