Zara Tindall got the first glimpse of her two-month-old son Lucas Philip Tindall’s face on an outing today at the Houghton Hall International Horse Trials.
The Queen’s 39-year-old granddaughter carved a demure figure in a baseball cap, jeans and boots and rocked her infant son to her chest as they enjoyed a day out.
The doting mother seemed to introduce Lucas – who was dressed in a blue puffer jacket with adorable animal ears – to a fellow rider before leading horses to the event with her son tied to her.
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 Tindall got the first glimpse of her two-month-old son Lucas Philip Tindall’s face on an outing today at the Houghton Hall International Horse Trials
The Queen’s 39-year-old granddaughter carved a demure figure in a baseball cap, jeans and boots and rocked her infant son to her chest as they enjoyed a day out
The loving mother seemed to introduce Lucas – who was tucked away in a blue puffer jacket – to other spectators (pictured)
She had her hair folded back into a bun and at one point she put on a blue raincoat while enjoying the day out.
She later tucked her son into his pram while talking to competitors at the event and was seen offering a man a hug.
The three-day festival is a fixture in the Royal Diary, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate attending in 2018 with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Meanwhile, Zara, who is the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, has previously attended the event.
Zara wrapped up her newborn son for the outing, with the little one wearing a navy blue puffer jacket with adorable animal ears
She received an MBE in 2007 for her equestrian service and won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics as a member of the Great Britain Eventing Team.
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.
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.
The rider could be seen leading a horse during the event with one hand while rocking her son with the other
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.
Mike recalled, “Luckily Zara’s friend Dolly [Maude] is that 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 we weren’t going to be in the hospital on time so got it run to the gym get a mat, go to the bathroom, towels down, brace brace brace!
The demure royal opted for a baseball cap with a blue raincoat and relaxed jeans and sneakers for the occasion
“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 assumed the position, and then the second midwife arrived 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.
“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. ‘
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)
In December 2016, the couple revealed that they lost their baby one month after the announcement of the pregnancy.
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. ‘