Queen Elizabeth ‘Very Pleased’ Granddaughter Zara Tindall Is Expecting a Baby
The Tindalls' baby will be the Queen's seventh great-grandchild.
Queen Elizabeth II sent her well wishes to her granddaughter Zara Tindall, who is expecting another child with her husband, Mike.
"The Queen and members of the royal family were very pleased to hear this news," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told media outlets following the announcement.
The baby, who is believed to be due this summer, will join the Tindalls' 3-year-old daughter, Mia Tindall, the BBC reports. The happy news comes about a year after the couple announced publicly that Zara had suffered a miscarriage just before Christmas of 2016.
Mike Tindall told the Telegraph the following spring that the couple was "gutted" by losing the pregnancy, but were "very lucky that we already had Mia, so you immediately go home from the hospital and there’s a three-year-old causing carnage and it immediately takes your mind off it. But it was an eye-opener for how many people go through it."
The Tindalls' baby will be the Queen's seventh great-grandchild, according to the Telegraph, entering the world just a few months after Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome their third child — a younger sibling for Prince George and Princess Charlotte — in April. The Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, also have two daughters.
Three-year-old Mia Tindall grabbed headlines last year when she held Queen Elizabeth's purse in her 90th birthday portrait. "It just happened at the right time," Mike Tindall told Good Morning Britain in May of last year. "She was being a bit naughty."
Zara Tindall, whose mother is Princess Anne, is one of the U.K.'s top equestrians, and earned a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in London. She will take a break from her riding career until the new baby is born, the Telegraph reports.