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Queen's Granddaughter Zara Tindall Gave Birth in Her Bathroom — a History of Royal Home Births

Lois Oladejo
Mar 25, 2021
08:30 A.M.
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Zara Tindall recently welcomed her third child in an unplanned home birth. While this is unconventional among modern royals, she is not the first royal to have a child at home. Here's a brief history of famous royal home births.

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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Tindall has welcomed her third child! Interestingly, the newborn chose to come into the world in a not-so-expected way.

Speaking about it, Zara's husband Mike Tindall revealed they welcomed a son named Lucas Phillip on Sunday, but the birth was nothing like they thought.

Zara Tindall, Prince Philip, and Queen Elizabeth II, at the first day of Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England | Photo: Getty Images

Zara Tindall, Prince Philip, and Queen Elizabeth II, at the first day of Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England | Photo: Getty Images

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According to Mike, after Zara's water broke, one of her friends who was present predicted that they would not make it to the hospital in time, so they opted to have a home birth.

However, despite the change of plans, the couple was soon joined by a midwife who had initially planned to meet them at the hospital. A second midwife also arrived later.

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Zara is the daughter of Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth's second child. She is also a first cousin to Prince William and Prince Harry. The latest addition to her and Mike's family means the Queen now has ten great-grandchildren.

The couple, however, ended up delivering their son in the hospital.

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Zara's son is also currently the 22nd in line to the British throne. Mike and Zara are also parents to two other children Mia Grace and Lena Elizabeth. Though the little ones were not at home when their brother was born, their father has reportedly admitted that they are excited to be big sisters.

While this is the first home birth for any modern royal member, Zara is not the first in the entire royal family history to welcome a baby at home. Queen Elizabeth welcomed all of her children at home with Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, born at Buckingham Palace.

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Princess Anne was, however, delivered at Clarence House when the palace was being renovated. Queen Elizabeth's sister also delivered her children, David-Armstrong Jones, and Lady Sarah Chatto, at Clarence House and Kensington Palace, respectively.

Before Meghan Markle and Prince William welcomed their first child, Archie, in 2019, there were rumors that they would honor royal tradition by having a home birth. The couple, however, ended up delivering their son in the hospital.

Zara's newborn comes nearly two months after Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child. Congratulations to the royal family!

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