Zara & Mike Tindall welcomed their second child, a really big baby girl

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

To me, Zara Phillips-Tindall seems like a real person, someone who would actually be a lot of fun in real life, someone who can function without a dozen handlers and royal courtiers. That’s how Zara was raised too: Princess Anne didn’t want her children to have titles, and she wanted them to just be regular people. So maybe it’s because Zara seems so “real” to me that I actually have all the feelings for her right now. Zara has given birth to her second child, a little girl. Zara and Mike Tindall experienced a devastating miscarriage just before Christmas in 2016, and Zara waited a bit and then tried again. Everyone had been cautiously optimistic about this pregnancy, and apparently everything is fine, and mother and baby are doing well.

The royal family has a new member! Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter and the daughter of Princess Anne, welcomed her second child with husband, Mike Tindall, on Monday, Buckingham Palace confirmed Tuesday.

“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 read.

“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.”

[From People]

One, that’s a BIG baby! People were talking about how Prince Louis was the biggest royal baby at 8 pounds, 7 ounces, but here’s a big girl at 9lbs 3 oz!! Two, I’m so glad that Zara is doing well from the sounds of things. She’s an equestrian and she talked openly about how difficult it was for her, during her first pregnancy, to not have everything go as easily as she hoped during the pregnancy and delivery.

As for the name, I bet it will be something pretty simple and normal. Naming their first daughter “Mia” was an easy choice for them. My guess is they’ll go with another sweet and short name.

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  1. Kitty says:

    Congrats to them! My daughter was 9lbs 7 ounces, it was nice to have a big baby, she didn’t feel as fragile as some smaller newborns

  2. KeWest says:

    This sweet news.
    Maybe a Z name?

    I bet chloe

  3. ValiantlyVarnished says:

    This chick will forever get side-eye from me after the faces she made during Bishop Curry’s sermon at the Royal wedding. It was the height of snobbery and she came across as yet another privileged white British royal.

  4. Millennial says:

    Congrats to them. I’m pregnant after a miscarriage myself so I love hearing these positive stories :)

  5. FLORC says:

    This was the sweet story I needed today ☺

  6. erni says:

    Congrats! I’m hoping for speedy recovery for mommy and baby.
    I had a stillborn, a normal 7 pound 1 ounces.
    4 months later I was pregnant again and got an almost 10 pounds baby girl! It was said because my abdomen muscle wasn’t fully recovered from previous pregnancy, the baby has so much room and my tender muscle to stretch.

  7. Becks1 says:

    I was so glad to see this this morning. Hope mom and baby continue to do well.

  8. Lightpurple says:

    9 pounds is the norm in my family. Congratulations to all.

  9. AnnaKist says:

    One of my close colleagues is an Olympics Equestrian Judge, as well as an eventing judge. In her many travels, she has met Zara many times, the last time being when Zara attended some horsey thing in Queensland not to long ago. Over the years she has often told us how lovely Zara is – polite, down-to-earth, friendly and quite hilarious. Believe me, knowing my colleague well, had Zara been otherwise, we’d have never heard the end of it!

    This is some nice news for a change. It’s good to hear the baby arrived safely and she and mum are doing well.

  10. YankLynn says:

    That’s an all girl grandchild posse for Princess Anne, right ? Makes for cute Christmas pictures ! Glad they have this joy and if Meghan and Harry get busy they can add one to this cadre of cousins.

  11. Sparkly says:

    Congrats to them! I can’t wait to find out the name.

  12. Alittlesugar says:

    Congrats to the Tindall’s, such sweet news after her miscarriage. I’m sure we’ll have the name and a pic in due time, can’t wait!

  13. Digital Unicorn says:

    Ouch!! Congrats am sure she’ll be as fun as her sister is.

  14. Veronica says:

    Hmmm, I see “really big baby” and I think 10 maybe 11 lbs. My last two sons were 9 pounders. Everyone’s scale is different…

  15. Mamasan says:

    My first was 10.7 lbs. Gob bless c-sections.

  16. Sage says:

    The Phillips and Tindall’s live a royal life without having to do the royal “work”. Now that’s a scam.🤭
    They can live on royal estates, theyre included in royal events but can still claim privacy as private citizens.

  17. Anne Marie Anderson says:

    Pfffft my girls were 9 lbs 11 and 9 lbs 15 oz. And I’m not a large person.

    AMA about pushing out the bigguns!

  18. Hehe says:

    I loved the sermon, however my pearl clutching Catholic African American friend was completely put off by Bishop Curry.