Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall expecting her 3rd child


FILE – In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, showing the granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall as they arrive for the British royal family’s traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England. Zara and Mike Tindall are pregnant with her third child and a Buckingham Palace spokesman said Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020, that the queen and her husband Philip are “delighted” by the news.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child, her husband announced Wednesday.

Former rugby star Mike Tindall, who has two daughters with Zara — 6-year-old Mia and 2-year-old Lena — said he wanted their third child to be a boy.

“It’s been a good week for me, had a little scan last week — third Tindall on its way,” he said on a podcast he co-hosts. “I’d like a boy this time … I’ll love it whether a boy or a girl — but please be a boy.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the queen and her husband Philip are “delighted” by the news.

Zara Tindall, Princess Anne’s only daughter, has spoken about two miscarriages she had in the past. On Wednesday, her husband said she is “always careful because of things that have happened in the past, and really looking forward to it.”

While he declined to reveal the baby’s due date, he joked about naming the child, saying “we’re not sure what to do, Covi or Covina.”

The queen already has eight great-grandchildren.

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