The queen’s newest great-grandchild was born on the bathroom floor, the baby’s father, Mike Tindall, said on a podcast released Wednesday.
Tindall is married to Zara, the queen’s granddaughter and daughter of Princess Anne. The boy born on Sunday is Queen Elizabeth II’s 10th great-grandchild.
“Arrived very quickly, didn’t get to the hospital on the bathroom floor,” said Tindall, a former English rugby player. in the podcast “The good, the bad and the rugby”.
“It was: run to the gym, get a mat, go to the bathroom, put the mat on the floor, put towels down, clip, clip, clip,” he said.
The midwife was on her way to the hospital but was rerouted and came to their home instead.
“She got there when we took the posish [position]and then the second midwife came shortly after the head arrived, ”he said.
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Zara, who is 18th on the throne, won a horse silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012, and her husband was part of the English team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
The couple have two daughters, Mia and Lena, who were not at home at the time of the birth. This is their first son, a fact Tindall seemed to embrace from the moment he was born.
“The best part about being at home, the best thing is, once it’s wrapped up, you put your skin on your skin, right downstairs, in the TV room, golf and I think, ‘That’s me and you do it,” he said .
The baby is called Lucas Philip, reported the Press Association, a British news agency.
The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, “are delighted with the news,” said a statement from Buckingham Palace.
Zara felt good after giving birth and went for a walk the next day, Tindall said.
“As any man will say, she was a warrior,” he added.