The queen’s 10th great-grandchild was born on a gym mat in the bathroom, reveals Mike Tindall


Zara and Mike Tindall

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  • Mike Tindall revealed on his rugby podcast that Zara Tindall ended up giving birth on a gym mat in their bathroom.
  • Lucas Philip Tindall was born on Sunday and is the 10th great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth.
  • Mike said Zara “was a warrior as always” during the unconventional birth.

Zara Tindall, Princess Anne’s daughter and Queen Elizabeth granddaughter, welcomed a baby boy on Sunday.

Lucas Philip Tindall is Zara and husband, Mike Tindall’s third child; they also share Mia Grace and Lena Elizabeth.

“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news and look forward to meeting their 10th Great Grandchild when circumstances allow,” Buckingham Palace said following the happy news.

Mike, a former rugby player, shared the news on Wednesday on his podcast, The Good, The Bad & The Rugby.

He also revealed just how quicky it all happened – and on a gym mat in their bathroom, no less!

According to People, Mike said Zara’s friend, Dolly Maude, was with them “and recognised that we wouldn’t have got to hospital in time”.

“So, it was run into the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get a mat on the floor, towels down, ‘brace-brace-brace,'” Mike recalled.

Laughing, he said: “Fortunately, the midwife, who was going to meet us at the hospital wasn’t that far away, so she drove up, got there just as we’d assumed the pos-ish. And then the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived.”

He said through it all Zara “was a warrior as always”. “She was back up. We went for a walk [on Monday] morning with him. All good.”   

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