LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, and her husband, former rugby player Mike Tindall, are celebrating the birth of their third child, who was born in their home on the bathroom floor after the couple could not get to a hospital in time.
Lucas Philip Tindall was born Sunday and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, a representative for the couple said Wednesday. His middle name is in honor of both Mike Tindall’s father and Zara’s grandfather, Prince Felipe. He is 22nd in the line of succession to the throne, but will not take the title of His Royal Highness.
Tindall, 42, revealed that the speed of the arrival of the last royal baby – he is the 10th great-grandson of the Queen and Philip – caught the couple off guard and that they had to rush to get a rug for their son from 39 years. wife, who like her mother, Princess Anne, enjoyed a successful equestrian career.
“So yeah, it was running to the gym, getting a mat, going to the bathroom, putting the mat down, putting down the towels, holding, holding, holding,” he said on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast.
The latest addition to the Tindall family is a 7-year-old younger brother of Mia and 2-year-old Lena, who were not home at the time of birth. Tindall said his wife’s friend Dolly, who was also at the previous two deliveries, was present.
“She was there and she recognized that we would not have gotten to the hospital in time,” he said. “Fortunately, the midwife who was to meet us at the hospital was not that far away, so she arrived just as we had assumed the position and the second midwife arrived just after the boss arrived.”
Tindall joked that now may be the right time for you to have a vasectomy.
“He was literally like, ‘Yeah, short, short, short.’ I have a boy. I’m out. I’m leaving here, ”he said. “The best thing about being at home, the best thing is, as soon as it’s wrapped, it’s skin to skin, right underneath. Television room. Golf in. This is what we are doing. “
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