Wednesday 18 July 2018

It's a girl! Zara and Mike Tindall welcome second child

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: MIke Tindall and Zara Tindall arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: MIke Tindall and Zara Tindall arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
England rugby player Mike Tindall (L) and his new wife Britain's Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, leave after their wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DYLAN MARTINEZ/POOL
Mike Tindall, Zara Tindell and their daughter Mia Tindall pose for a photograph during day three of The Big Feastival at Alex James' Farm on August 28, 2016 in Kingham, Oxfordshire. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, arrives for her wedding to England rugby player Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the Rugby For Heroes Charity Gala Dinner at Twickenham Stadium on May 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, walks her dogs with her boyfriend Mike Tindall, who plays for the England rugby team at the Gatcombe Horse Trials, Glos August 8, 2004 in Tetbury, England. (Photo by Carl De Souza/Getty Images)
Zara and Mike Tindall's daughter Mia (left) with her cousins Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips(right) at the Gatcombe Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire
The Duke of Cambridge (right) hugs Mia Tindall, daughter of Mike and Zara Tindall, at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips at the 2016 Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. Picture: Kieran Harnett
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Congratulations are in order for Zara and Mike Tindall who have welcomed their second child into the world.

Zara, the daughter of Britain's Princess Anne, gave birth to a baby girl on Monday, weighing 9lbs 3oz, according to a spokesperson for the family.

The couple, who wed in 2011, already have a four-year-old daughter, Mia.

They tragically lost a child in 2016 when Zara was pregnant, weeks after announcing they were expecting again.

England rugby player Mike Tindall (L) and his new wife Britain's Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, leave after their wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DYLAN MARTINEZ/POOL
England rugby player Mike Tindall (L) and his new wife Britain's Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, leave after their wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DYLAN MARTINEZ/POOL

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace stated: "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."

Last month, a heavily pregnant Zara stole the show at her cousin Prince Harry's wedding with her animated expressions during the ceremony.

The pair frequently visit Ireland to support the Marie Keating Foundation.

Mike Tindall, Zara Tindell and their daughter Mia Tindall pose for a photograph during day three of The Big Feastival at Alex James' Farm on August 28, 2016 in Kingham, Oxfordshire. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Mike Tindall, Zara Tindell and their daughter Mia Tindall pose for a photograph during day three of The Big Feastival at Alex James' Farm on August 28, 2016 in Kingham, Oxfordshire. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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