There’s another royal baby on the way! A spokesperson for Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have confirmed they’re expecting their second child in summer 2018. The pair already have a lively three-year-old, Mia. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The Queen and members of the royal family were very pleased to hear this news."
Their joyous news comes one year after the Olympic medallist suffered a miscarriage in 2016. A spokeswoman for the couple released a statement in December 2016, saying: "Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby. At this difficult time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy." Their pregnancy had just been announced the month before.
Last year, Mike, 39, opened up about their loss. He told the Sunday Times: "One thing you do learn is how many other people have to go through the same thing." He added: "The saving grace for us has been Mia, our daughter, who is now three. However down we feel she will come running up in our faces. When I was playing [rugby] 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."
Little Mia is known for stealing the show – from posing with her great-grandmother the Queen's handbag during an official photo, to getting kisses from Zara's cousin Prince Harry at polo events. "She's got quite a little personality on her, and we encourage that," Mike previously told Good Morning Britain. Zara, meanwhile, has spoken about the emphasis the couple put on Mia having an active lifestyle. "We have always had sport in our lives and through our childhood," she said. "I think that really is important in every child's life to have that opportunity. I think we got it off our parents and hopefully we can pass that on to Mia."