Zara Tindall was first photographed with her five-week-old son Lucas Philip Tindall at the Cirencester Park International Horse Trials on Sunday.
Her Majesty’s granddaughter, 39, cut a nondescript figure in a baseball cap, jeans and boots, barely pulling her eyes off her baby boy’s stroller while they enjoyed a day out.
The loving mother seemed to introduce Lucas – who was tucked away in his pram – to other onlookers before picking up a phone call.
Day out: Zara Tindall, 39, was first seen with her five-week-old son Lucas Philip Tindall at the Cirencester Park International Horse Trials on Sunday
Zara – who shares little Lucas with husband Mike Tindall – was at the event to support her horse Classicals Euro Star, ridden that day by rider Jason Wood.
She wore her hair folded back into a bun and at one point she pulled the hood of her raincoat around her face to keep out the cold weather.
The royal family also stopped by a van.
Zara received an MBE in 2007 for her achievements in equestrianism and won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics as a member of the Great Britain Eventing Team.
Say hello! The loving mother seemed to introduce Lucas – who was tucked away in his pram – to other onlookers
Loving Mother: Her Majesty’s granddaughter carved a nondescript figure in a baseball cap, jeans and equestrian boots, barely pulling her eyes off the stroller while enjoying a day out
The mother-of-three gave birth to their son Lucas, who weighed 8 pounds 4 oz, at 6 p.m. on a Sunday in March on the bathroom floor of their childhood home on Princess Anne’s estate in Gloucestershire.
Zara and Mike, 42, also have daughters Mia, seven, and Lena, two.
Mike confirmed the news of his family’s new arrival on his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby – calling Zara a ‘warrior’.
In March, he revealed that he’d brought the little one straight down to watch sports on TV, after cutting the cord and enjoying skin-to-skin contact.
Supportive: Zara – who shares little Lucas with husband Mike Tindall – was on hand to support her horse Classicals Euro Star, ridden by eventer Jason Wood on the day
The unconventional royal birth announcement via Mike’s podcast once again shows a different approach from the Tindalls, who similarly revealed their third pregnancy.
In the past, the couple had formally announced pregnancies through Buckingham Palace.
A spokeswoman for the couple said: “Zara and Mike Tindall are delighted to announce the birth of their third child, Lucas Philip Tindall.” The little boy is the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th great-grandchild, and 22nd in line to the throne.
Speaking of the delivery, Mike related how Zara had gone into labor the night before, so they organized daycare for Mia and Lena – but the little boy arrived so quickly they didn’t have time to go to the hospital.
Packed: Zara wore her hair folded back into a bun and at one point pulled the hood of her raincoat around her face to keep the cold weather at bay
Mike recalled, “Luckily Zara’s friend Dolly [Maude] is, she’s actually more important than me to make sure she had been to all three of my kids’ births, she was there and acknowledged that we weren’t going to be in the hospital on time so got it run to the gym, get it a mat, go to the bathroom, towels down, brace brace brace!
“Luckily, the midwife who was supposed to meet us at the hospital wasn’t that far away, so she drove up there, got there exactly as we’d taken the position, and then the second midwife came just after the chief arrived!”
When asked how his daughters reacted, Mike admitted they hadn’t said they thought Zara was in labor, but he suspected Mia was talking about it.
Casual: Zara paired her rain jacket with jeans and kept the sun at bay with sporty sunglasses
“Mia is pretty much into it, she’s pretty smart, so she was like,” Why don’t we go home for tea? ” They went, “they had to come out for something …” “where did they go?” Do you just want to stop asking questions … and when she came in she was over the moon, both were.
“The problem is, Lena is like” my baby! ” And it’s like, no Lena, it’s not your baby! She’s trying to pick it up … so yeah. ‘
In December 2016, the couple revealed they lost their baby one month after the announcement of the pregnancy.
Wow: The mother of three gave birth to their son Lucas, who weighed 8 pounds 4 oz, at 6 p.m. on a Sunday on the bathroom floor of their family home
Two years later, in an interview with the Sunday Times, Zara opened up about the devastation of the baby’s loss and revealed that she had suffered a second miscarriage before becoming pregnant with daughter Lena, now two.
Zara said the hardest part of her first miscarriage was having to tell the world because the news of the pregnancy had been made public.
She explained, “In our case it was something very rare; it was nature that said, “This one is not good.” I had to keep having the baby because it was so far. ‘
Proud Dad: Mike Tindall, 42, confirmed the news of his family’s new arrival on his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby – calling Zara a ‘warrior’ (pictured March 2020)