Zara Tindall, 39, is Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip’s eldest granddaughter and while she is not a working royal she is a much-treasured member of the Windsor clan. Zara and her husband Mike Tindall are usually regulars at Royal Family gatherings and have previously attended the Queen’s official birthday parade Trooping the colour.
Ahead of Christmas, Mike confirmed he and Zara were pregnant with their third child.
The couple already have two young daughters – Lena, two, and Mia, six.
While Mike did not confirm the baby’s due date, he did mention Zara had recently attended a scan.
Speaking on the podcast The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, Mike said: “It’s been a good week for me, had a little scan last week – third Tindall on its way.”
Zara Tindall baby due date may stop her from joining Royal Family reunion this spring
Zara Tindall baby due date: Zara and Mike are regulars at royal events
He added: “I’d like a boy this time, I’ve got two girls, I would like a boy.”
Mike did not confirm whether the scan in question was Zara’s 12-week scan but an insider said: “Zara is four months pregnant and they are absolutely delighted to share this news.”
If Zara was four-months pregnant in December than her due date is likely to be this spring which could see it clash with several key royal events.
Zara’s grandfather Prince Philip, 99, is due to celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10 and the Royal Family are expected to gather to mark the momentous milestone.
Zara Tindall baby due date: Zara at trooping the Colour in 2016
Zara and Mike may have just welcomed their newborn at that time and may choose to forgo the celebrations if they have their hands full with a new baby.
The Queen’s Trooping the Colour celebrations are due to take place in central London on June 12.
Zara and Mike could pass up the chance to gather with the rest of the royals on the balcony at Buckingham Palace if the event as it may fall days before or after Zara’s due date.
Zara is not the only royal currently expecting a baby.
Another of the Queen’s granddaughters Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank.
Last year the couple confirmed they were expecting their royal baby in “early 2021.”
A source has since claimed Eugenie and Jack’s baby is due in “mid-February.”
Eugenie’s child will be the Queen and Philip’s ninth great-grandchild.
Zara Tindall baby due date: Zara and Mike’s third baby is expected to arrive this spring
Where in the line of succession will the new royal babies be?
Princess Eugenie is 10th in line to the throne and her first child will be 11th in line to the throne.
While Zara is currently 18th in the line of succession Eugenie’s baby will push her down a place to 19th.
This means Zara and Mike’s third child will be 22nd in line to the throne behind their two sisters Mia and Lena.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK