Zara Tindall shows off growing baby bump in Australia

By Emmy Griffiths

Zaraand Mike Tindall have made their first public appearance since announcing that they're expecting their second child. The pair was beaming as they attended the Magic Millions Polo match on the Gold Coast in Australia on Sunday.

The 36-year-old covered her growing baby bump with a dark denim dress and sheltered her skin with a straw hat. The pair, who are already parents to three-year-old Mia, will welcome their new baby in April.

Mike and Zara TindallThe couple looked loved-up together

Buckingham Palace commented on the couple's happy announcement, with a spokesperson saying: "The Queen and members of the royal family were very pleased to hear this news."

READ: Prince William plays with adorable Mia Tindall at the polo - see the photos!

Prince William and Kate are also expecting a baby in April, meaning that the Queen will become a great-grandmother for the six and seventh time in 2018.

The happy news comes one year after Zara tragically suffered a miscarriage. A spokesperson confirmed that news in December 2016, writing: "Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby. At this difficult time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy."

Mike and Zara TindallMike and Zara will welcome their second child this year

In a later interview with the Sunday Times, Mike spoke candidly about the couple's devastating loss, saying: "One thing you do learn is how many other people have to go through the same thing. 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."

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