Zara Tindall is expecting her third child after husband Mike reveals the sweet news on his podcast

Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child after husband Mike teased the news “Third Tindall is on its way”

File photo dated 12/3/2020 of Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall during day three of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Mike Tindall has announced wife Zara, the Queen's grand-daughter, is pregnant with their third child.
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Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child as husband Mike Tindall announced the exciting news on his podcast, telling listeners, "Third Tindall on its way."

The former England Rugby star made the announcement on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast.

Zara and Mike already have two daughters together, Mia Grace, six, and Lia Elizabeth, two and in other royal news, The Queen reunites with grandson Prince William and the rest of the Royal family for the first time since March

Mike Tindall shared news he is to be a father for the third time this morning as he made the announcement on his podcast. 

He opened the show and said, "It's been a good week for me, had a little scan last week - third Tindall on its way."

He continued, "I'd like a boy this time, I’ve got two girls, I would like a boy. I’ll love it whether a boy or a girl – but please be a boy."

Before joking that they are thinking about naming the child to reflect conception during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mike, who lives at Gatcombe Park with wife Zara, added, "We're not sure what to do, Covi or Covina – I don't know where to go with names."

The baby is the second royal baby on the way in 2021 with Princess Eugenie expecting her first child in the new year.

The baby news will be a delight to the Tindall family, after the Queen's grand-daughter previously spoke of her agony at suffering two miscarriages before having her second child.

In opening up on the loss, Zara explained, "You don't talk about it because it's too raw. But as with everything, time's a great healer," 

The couple lost a baby in December 2016 - just a month after announcing the pregnancy. And she later suffered a second miscarriage before her daughter Lena was born in June 2018.

In an interview with The Sunday Times she revealed, "I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along. I then had another miscarriage really early on."

And fans have been congratulating the couple on the news. One fan tweeted, "Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their 3rd baby!! I’m so happy for them I’m sure the Cambridges are all so excited with the news too! Another little cousin for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis."

A third suggested Princess Beatrice should follow suit. They wrote, "Congrats to Zara and Mike Tindall on this amazing news that’s two Royal Babies next year. Maybe @yorkiebea can make it a third." 

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said, "Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are aware and delighted."

The Queen currently has eight great-grandchildren.

Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.