Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall announce birth of their second child

We last reported about the happy parents at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.


                            Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall announce birth of their second child

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's second baby was born on Monday, the British Royal Family have announced.

Confirming the happy news, a Buckingham statement on Tuesday read: "Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl on 18th June, at Stroud Maternity Unit. Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 9lbs 3oz."

It continued: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike's parents, Mr Philip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby's name will be confirmed in due course."

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We last reported about the happy parents at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19. While eyes were on the couple of the day, Zara's baby bump did manage to capture a fair share of attention. Zara and Mike had announced their royal baby almost a year after announcing that they had suffered a tragic miscarriage.

The couple announced that they were pregnant with their second child in November 2016 but revealed the news of the miscarriage in December.

Zara and Mike had their first child Mia Tindall in the year 2014 who celebrated her fourth birthday in 2018. The Royal couple met in the year 2003 and decided to get engaged in the year 2010. They went on to get married a year later in 2011. Zara is 17th in line for the throne as well as a British equestrian while Mike is a former Rugby player for England.

Revealing how it was sitting through the entire royal ceremony, in an interview with Magic Breakfast's Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, Mike revealed that Zara was eight and a half months pregnant and was struggling to find a dress for the occasion.

In the year 2016, the couple went through a difficult and dark phase and on Christmas eve, they tragically announced that they had lost their baby only four weeks after announcing that they were pregnant. At the time of the tragedy, a spokeswoman said, "Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby. At this difficult time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy."