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Bathroom floor for royal baby number three

Bathroom floor for royal baby number three

Zara and Mike Tindall have welcomed another child together, a little boy named Lucas Philip Tindall.

The Queen and Prince Philip are "delighted" Buckingham Palace has said.

The proud new father confirmed the details in his podcast The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, announcing his wife gave birth at home on Sunday, March 21 at 6pm.

"Arrived very quickly - didn't make it to hospital - on the bathroom floor," he said, in the first podcast announcement of a royal baby.

"Crazy weekend, wasn't it? Saturday, lovelocks all the rugby. Obviously Scotland, absolutely, actually I was genuinely angry after the England game.

"And then Sunday got even better because a little baby boy arrived at my house."

A spokesperson for the couple also confirmed the news, saying, "Zara and Mike Tindall are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Lucas Philip Tindall."

The name is a nod to Mike's father Philip and Zara's grandfather, Prince Philip. This is the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's tenth great-grandchild.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of the Queen and the Duke, saying they are "delighted" by the news.

They "look forward to meeting their 10th great-grandchild when circumstances allow", a spokesman added.

Mike told his podcast co-hosts a friend helped them welcome the 8lbs 4oz (3.74kg) tot at their home on the royal Gatcombe estate in Gloucestershire.

"Zara's friend Dolly is, she's actually more important than I am at making sure she's been at every three of my children's births — she was there and recognised that we wouldn't have got to the hospital in time, so it was run into the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, get the towels down, brace brace brace!" he said

"Fortunately the midwife that was going to meet us at the hospital wasn't that far away so she drove up, got there just as we'd assumed the position, and then the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived!"

This is the third child for the couple, who are already parents to Mia, born 2014, and Lena, born 2018.