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In happy news, Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child.

The royal’s husband Mike Tindall, 42, announced the wonderful news on a podcast he hosts, The Good, The Bad & The Rugby.

Her Majesty and Prince Philip are both “delighted” by the announcement.

Mike said: “It’s been a good week for me, had a little scan last week. Third Tindall on its way.”

He revealed that while he is thankful for his two gorgeous girls, Mia Grace, 6, and Lena Elizabeth, 2 – he would love nothing more than to welcome a baby boy into the world.

He said: “I’d like a boy this time, I’ve got two girls, I would like a boy.

“I’ll love it whether a boy or a girl, but please be a boy.”

The former rugby star also joked he is keen to name his next child after COVID-19: “We’re not sure what to do … Covi or Covina … I don’t know where to go with names.”

The couple have previously opened up about their torment at suffering two miscarriages.

Mike said: “Z is very good, always careful because of things that have happened in the past, and really looking forward to it.”

The baby is the second royal tot due to make an appearance in 2021.

The Queen and Prince Philip currently have seven great-grandkids.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are aware and delighted.”

Zara spoke about her miscarriage in the past, admitting: “you don’t talk about it because it’s too raw”.

She added: “But as with everything, time’s a great healer.”

Zara and Mike lost a baby in December 2016 after announcing the pregnancy just a month before.

She later suffered another miscarriage before her daughter Lena was born in June 2018.

“I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along. I then had another miscarriage really early on,” she said in an interview in The Sunday Times.

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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