Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband, the former rugby player, Mike Tindall, are celebrating the birth of their third child, who was born at home on the bathroom floor after the couple were unable to get to a hospital in time.
Zara’s husband, Mike Tindall, who has captained the English rugby team, announced the birth during an episode of his podcast, “The Good, The Bad and The Rugby,” published Wednesday. Lucas Philip Tindall was born Sunday, weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces, a representative for the couple said Wednesday. The baby’s middle name is in honor of both Mike Tindall’s father as well as Zara’s grandfather, Prince Philip. Lucas is 22nd in line to the throne, but won’t take the His Royal Highness title. Zara is feeling healthy, Tindall said, and has been on a walk with the baby. Shortly after their announcement, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace noted, “The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news and look forward to meeting their 10th great grandchild when circumstances allow.”
Zara Tindall is an accomplished equestrian, having won a silver medal in a team event in the 2012 London Olympic Games. She met her husband-to-be during the 2003 Rugby World Cup when he was playing for England. The couple were married in Edinburgh in 2011.