Princess Eugenie and Meghan and Harry aren’t the only Royals with baby news in 2021. Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend.
Zara’s husband Mike Tindall confirmed the happy news on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast. “Sunday got even better because a little baby boy arrived at my house,” he said, sharing that his son arrived at 6pm.
“Arrived very quickly. Didn’t make it to hospital. On the bathroom floor,” he said. “So yeah, it was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, towels down, brace, brace, brace.” He also called his wife “a warrior”.
A spokesperson for the couple later confirmed that the newest member of the Royal Family is named Lucas Philip Tindall. Philip is both a tribute to Zara’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, and also Mike’s father.
Zara and Mike have been married since 2011, and this is their third child. While the baby will not have a title as his father does not have a title, he is now 22nd in line to the British throne, bumping Princess Margaret’s children (and everyone else) down a spot. The new Royal baby also marks the 10th great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and the fifth grandchild for Princess Anne.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said that both the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are “delighted with the news” and “look forward to meeting their 10th great-grandchild when circumstances allow.” And while Little Lucas’ oldest sister Mia is “over the moon” about her younger brother, Zara and Mike’s middle child, Lena, considers him her own.