Royals - they're just like us!
2018 has been the year for royal babies, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcoming Prince Louis in April, and Pippa Middleton confirming the news that she was pregnant with her first child last month.
The latest royal baby news however has centred around Zara and Mike Tindall, who welcomed their second child, Lena Elizabeth, a fortnight ago.
But despite giving birth just last month, the 37-year-old was spotted out and about this weekend, breaking royal tradition.
Zara made an appearance 12 days after giving birth to support husband Mike Tindall at the Celebrity Cup golf tournament at Newport Celtic Manor Resort.
While Zara attended the event in a personal not official capacity, it is out of character for a royal to attend a public engagement so soon after giving birth.
News of Lena Elizabeth’s arrival was announced last month by a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, who 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.’
The statement continued: ‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Philip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.’
‘This baby is the second child for Zara and Mike, the fourth grandchild for The Princess Royal and the seventh great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.’
Zara and Mike already share four-year-old daughter Mia, who Mike called their ‘saving grace’ when the couple tragically suffered a miscarriage in 2016.
Huge congratulations to Zara and Mike on their new arrival.
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