Mike Tindall has announced wife Zara Tindall, the Queen’s grand-daughter, is pregnant with their third child.
The couple, who live at Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Estate in Gloucester, are already parents to Mia Grace, six, and Lena Elizabeth, two.
The former England Rugby star, 41, spoke about the good news on the podcast he co-hosts,
He said: ‘It’s been a good week for me, had a little scan last week – third Tindall on its way.’
Mike Tindall has announced wife Zara Tindall, the Queen’s grand-daughter, is pregnant with their third child
The couple’s previous two pregnancies have been formally announced by Buckingham Palace, so this is a considerably more casual approach from the Tindalls.
If Zara is 12 weeks pregnant – the scan after which many couples announce they are expecting – it means she’s likely due in the summer, around June.
Zara, 39, and husband Mike, welcomed eldest daughter Mia in 2014.
She revealed in December 2016 that a pregnancy announced the previous month had ended in a miscarriage.
Two years later in an interview with the Sunday Times, Zara opened up about the devastation of losing the baby and revealed she had suffered a second miscarriage before falling pregnant with daughter Lena.
Zara, pictured in September with her dog before competing in the cross country discipline during the Burnham Market International Horse Trials in Norfolk
Zara and Mike live a relatively low-key life on Gatcombe, located in the heart of the Cotswolds, just a few miles away from Highgrove, Prince Charles’ home in nearby Tetbury.
The Queen bought the Grade II-listed manor house for her only daughter and her then husband Captain Mark Phillips as a wedding present, and the couple moved in 1977 – and raised their two children, Peter and Zara, on the estate.
Zara received an MBE in 2007 for services to equestrianism. The couple married in 2011.
The couple’s previous two pregnancies have been formally announced by Buckingham Palace