Zara Tindall and husband Mike welcomed their third child, a boy, last Sunday at their Gloucestershire home. The former English rugby union player made the announcement during the latest episode of the podcast The Good, the Bad and the Rugby, during which he also revealed baby Lucas Philip was born in the bathroom after a quick labour. HeirPod co-host Maggie Rulli noted the announcement marked a significant departure from the traditional approach the Royal Family had when it comes to information about the health of its members.
Speaking to co-host Omid Scobie, Ms Rulli said: “Eight grandkids and 10 great-grandkids, with another on the way. That’s a gang. And I love this, too.
“Last week or two weeks ago, when you mentioned how when it comes to health matters, what you always hear from the Palace is, ‘he’s in good spirits.’
“That’s what we heard about Philip after a month, he’s in good spirits.
“And I love that the Tindalls are like, ‘let me actually give you all the graphic details you need.’ So she’s on the bathroom floor and then the baby is coming.”
She added: “That’s a lot more than just good spirits.”
The Royal Family is traditionally more private when it comes to sharing information about the state of family members.
But during the coronavirus pandemic, the Queen and several senior royals broke with the usual approach and gave more details about their health to the public.