On Wednesday, Mike Tindall revealed that his wife and Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, is pregnant with a third child.

During an appearance on The Good, The Bad, & The Rugby podcast, the 42-year old former rugby captain said, “It’s been a good week for me. Had a little scan last week; a third Tindall on its way.”

Zara, 39, is currently mother to 6-year-old Mia Grace and 2-year-old Lena Elizabeth. Her husband is hoping that this time around, they will have a boy. He said on the podcast, “I’d like a boy this time. I’ve got two girls. I would like a boy, but I will love it whatever, whether it’s a boy or a girl but please be a boy!”

Mike also jokingly said the pair are considering the timely names “Covey” or “Covina” for the child, referencing COVID-19, of course.

The couple was excited to share the news with the world and with the rest of the royal family. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are “delighted” by the news, according to a spokesman for the two royals.

Two family members they hadn’t told, though, were their two daughters. “We haven’t told Mia yet just because we knew she would tell everyone at school. We will tell her now that we’ve gone through the scan,” Mike said. “I think she’ll be happy about it. She has been requesting another sister or brother, so we’ve hopefully fulfilled that role for her. She just wants something different now. Lena is growing up; She’s two-and-a-half now. She wants someone younger to play with and dress up.”

Mike said that his wife is feeling good but that they are being careful because of “things that have happened in the past,” referring to Zara’s past miscarriages.

“[Zara] is really looking forward to it!” he said.

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