By Amy Hunt
Mike Tindall has discussed his and wife Zara Tindall's new arrival Lena Elizabeth for the first time since welcoming their daughter on 18th June.
At a recent event, the new dad-of-two opened up about Zara's labour, hinting that the royal struggled giving birth to their 9lb 3oz baby.
In a tounge-in-cheek comment, he said, "She almost ripped my head off, so it was difficult.”
The proud new parents were spotted for the first time since welcoming baby Lena over the weekend, at the Celebrity Cup Charity golf match, where Mike competed.
Since the arrival of their new daughter, Mike has even taken part in a few sporting events - and said that his ability to do so is testament to how "amazing" Zara is.
Mike explained, “This is how amazing my wife is. I had a day off on Thursday, did a bit of feeding, and then played Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”
Former rugby player Mike then addressed his newborn bundle of joy - revealing that she and their eldest daughter Mia are already getting along like a house on fire.
He said, “Ten days old, she’s all right. Mia has been a good big sister.”
The newest royal takes her place as 19th to the throne after her arrival two weeks ago - with Mum Zara at 17th, and sister Mia at 18th.
However, Mike appeared lighthearted about the fact that his wife and daughters will never become monarch, joking, “Every day getting further away...”
Zara and Mike were later on spotted at a lavish gala dinner at the Celtic Manor in Wales, shortly after the event - with the royal looking glowing in a flowing green gown.
The trip marked the first time Zara has appeared in public since giving birth.
It's likely that the next official royal event the 37-year-old will attend is the christening of cousin Prince William's new son, Prince Louis.
The Cambridge's baby boy will be christened on 9th July at St James's Palace, with Kensington Palace confirming that the 40-minute service will begin at 4pm.
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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