Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall are expecting again, a year after her miscarriage
Just before Christmas 2016, Zara Tindall – Princess Anne’s daughter – lost her second pregnancy. It was a second-trimester miscarriage which came just a month after Zara and Mike Tindall had announced the pregnancy. Zara and Mike seemed pretty devastated about the whole experience. Their first child, Mia, had been a difficult pregnancy for Zara and I got the feeling that the Tindalls really just wanted one more child and then they would be done. Well, here’s one piece of good news for the start of 2018: Zara and Mike are expecting again!
Looks like Kate Middleton‘s not the only one expecting a royal baby! Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter and the daughter of Princess Anne, is pregnant, a spokesperson for the couple told the U.K.’s Press Association on Friday.
It’ll be Zara’s second child with husband and rugby star Mike Tindall. The couple are parents to 3-year-old daughter Mia Tindall. The happy news comes one year after Zara revealed she suffered a miscarriage just days before Christmas in December 2016.
Mia is known for stealing the show — getting cuddles and kisses from Zara’s cousin Prince Harry at polo events and happily displaying great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s purse during official photo shoots. She was also there to help her parents during the difficult time following Zara’s miscarriage last year.
“The saving grace for us has been Mia, our daughter who is now 3,” Mike told The Sunday Times in May. “However down we feel she will come running up in our faces. When I was playing I hardly saw her; now we can see her grow up. I can take her swimming and I can take her to Ninja Tots. You’ll never be able to see her there because she disappears in a puff of smoke.”
In case you couldn’t tell, I think Mia is a total daddy’s girl. He’s a very hands-on father and he’s insisting that Mia be raised more like normal, un-royal kids. Like, he refuses to send her away to a boarding school when she’s older. I kind of hope they have another girl, just because I think Mike is really great with Mia and he would enjoy having another little princess around the house. Congrats to Mike and Zara – I’m rooting for them!
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