Buckingham Palace announced the birth of Zara’s second child.
Zara Tindall, 37, and husband Mike Tindall, 39, welcomed their second child on Monday 18th June, at Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire.
‘The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course,’ Buckingham Palace said in the official statement.
‘Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl on 18th June, at Stroud Maternity Unit. Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 9lbs 3oz.
‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Philip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.
‘This baby is the second child for Zara and Mike, the fourth grandchild for The Princess Royal and the seventh great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.’
Minutes after the news was announced, a ‘delighted’ Princess Anne joined the Queen at Royal Ascot.
The newest member of the royal family is 19th in line to the throne. She is second-cousin to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The unnamed baby is the heaviest royal baby on record, beating the previous record-holder, Zara’s niece Savannah Phillips, born in 2010, by 9oz.
Zara Tindall, the daughter of the Princess Royal, married Mike Tindall, the former England rugby captain, in 2011.
The couple have a four-year-old daughter Mia. They live with Zara’s mother, the Princess Royal, on her Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire.
In December 2016, the couple announced they had lost a baby they were expecting in spring 2017.
Speaking about the miscarriage last year, Mike described his daughter Mia as a ‘saving grace’ during the difficult tie.
He told the Sunday Times, ‘One thing you do learn is how many other people have to go through the same thing. The saving grace for us has been Mia… however down we feel, she will come running up in our faces’.