Zara Tindall’s brother Peter Phillips reveals royal family ‘rallied’ around her after second miscarriage

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Zara Tindall revealed last month that she suffered a second devastating miscarriage before the birth of her youngest daughter, Lena.

And now her brother, Peter Phillips, has revealed that the whole royal family rallied around her during the “tough” time.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain last week in a joint interview with his dad Mark, Peter said of his younger sister, “Of course you want to be protective of her, it's a testament to us as a family that she did manage to go through the second miscarriage without the world knowing.

"We all rallied round and it was a really tough time for her and Mike and fortunately we all live relatively close to one another so it was good to be there to be supportive."

Zara Tindall

Zara, who had previously spoken about losing a child in December 2016, revealed to The Sunday Times last month that she had another miscarriage “really early on” into the pregnancy.

“You don’t talk about it because it’s too raw,” she said. But as with everything, time’s a great healer.”

Zara, who gave birth to daughter Lena in June, said that she struggled to come to terms with the loss.

As the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara has had to publicly announce her pregnancies to the world — which meant her first miscarriage was public knowledge.

“I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along,” she added. “We had to tell everyone and it’s like, everyone knows – that’s the hardest bit.”

Zara Tindall

But her brother Peter, 40, thinks she is doing a fantastic job at raising her daughters Mia and Lena, along with her husband Mike Tindall.

“She's a fantastic mother and yes she still is that annoying little sister that never changes but she is a fantastic mother and that never changes," said Peter.

“Mia's growing up in a loving home and now Lena is going to do exactly the same. They're very versatile children and when you grow up on the road in the equestrian world you have a very big family that's always there to help and support."

Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist and a regular contributor to woman&home, having previously worked as Acting Senior Content Editor of our former sister site, CelebsNow. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodToKnow, the Daily Mirror and Yahoo!