Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall has welcomed the latest royal baby – giving birth at home on the bathroom floor.
Lucas Philip Tindall was born Sunday and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, a representative for the couple said Wednesday.
“It came really fast, it didn’t make it to the hospital, to the bathroom floor,” said Lucas’s father, former English rugby star Mike Tindall, revealed in a podcast he is a co-host.
He said that “fortunately” his wife’s friend was there to help, and her midwife arrived home just in time for the delivery.
“She drove just as we had assumed the posish [position] and the second midwife arrived just after the head arrived ”, he recalled in“ The good, the bad and rugby ”.
“He was literally like, ‘Yeah, short, short, short.’ I have a boy. I’m out, ”the 42-year-old father joked. “The best thing about being home… as soon as it’s wrapped, it’s skin to skin, right underneath. Television room. Play golf, ”he said.
Lucas is the 10th great-grandson of the Queen and Prince Philip. His middle name is a tribute to both Mike’s 99-year-old great-grandfather and father, the palace said.
He is 22nd in the line of succession to the throne, but will not take the title of His Royal Highness. He is the third child of the queen’s 38-year-old granddaughter, Zara Tindell, née Phillips, and joins seven-year-old Mia and two-year-old Lena.
“The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news and look forward to meeting their 10th great-grandson when circumstances permit,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman told The Times of London.