Zara Tindall gives birth: Queen's granddaughter welcomes baby boy with Mike Tindall

ZARA Tindall has given birth to her third child – a baby boy named Lucas Philip Tindall in a touching nod to the Duke of Edinburgh.

The rugby ace confirmed the happy news on his podcast – and revealed the Queen's granddaughter gave birth on the bathroom floor on Sunday.

Mike previously joked he wants a boy as he currently has two daughters with 39-year-old Zara, six-year-old Mia Grace and two-year-old Lena Elizabeth.

Speaking on The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, he said: "Sunday got even better because a little baby boy arrived at my house! Yeah brilliant, six o'clock last night,

"We haven't got a name yet, we're still working on it, we always struggle with that, we've never picked one before they arrived. 

"8lb 4oz, very bonny. Arrived very quickly, didn't make it to hospital, on the bathroom floor!

"Fortunately Zara's friend Dolly is, she's actually more important than I am at making sure she's been at all three of my children's births, she was there and recognised that we wouldn't have got to the hospital in time, so it was run into the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, towels down, brace brace brace!

"Fortunately the midwife that was going to meet us at the hospital wasn't that far away so she drove up, got there just as we'd assumed the position, and then the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived!"

The couple's spokesperson also confirmed the happy news and revealed the baby is called Lucas Philip Tindall.

The name is a sweet nod to Prince Philip, who is recovering at Windsor after a long stint in hospital.

Little Lucas is 22nd in line to the throne.

The Queen and Prince Philip were previously said to be "delighted" by their granddaughter Zara's announcement she was expecting in December.

They currently have ten great-grandkids after Princess Eugenie gave birth to son August in February.

The Queen is expecting an 11th with the arrival of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's second baby.

The couple have previously spoken about their torment at suffering two miscarriages.

Zara and Mike lost a baby in December 2016 after announcing the pregnancy a month before.

She later suffered another miscarriage before her daughter Lena was born in June 2018.

"I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along. I then had another miscarriage really early on," she said in an interview in The Sunday Times.

Zara was praised for speaking about her agony before having her second child.

She said for a time "you don't talk about it because it's too raw".

The mum added: "But as with everything, time's a great healer."

Zara and Mike met during England's Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Australia in 2003.

In 2010, they announced their engagement and married on July 30, 2011.

As required by the Royal Marriages Act 1772 – which has since been repealed – the Queen gave her consent to their marriage in a meeting of the Privy Council on 10 May 2011.

Their first child, daughter Mia, was born in January 2014 followed by Lena in June 2018.

The couple, who live in Gloucestershire, are famously down-to-earth.

Zara and Mike regularly shun royal events and the family have no title.

Her mum Princess Anne decided she didn't want her children to be known as 'princess' – with Zara adopting the same stance for her own kids.

She has previously said she feels "lucky" as she had a more normal upbringing because of it.

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