Mike Tindall says Zara 'almost ripped his head off' giving birth to 4.2kg baby

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


She may be a member of the royal family who presents herself as unflappable in public, but it turns out Zara Tindall is just like us.

The 37-year-old granddaughter of the Queen, gave birth to her second child on June 20th, with her husband, Mike Tindall, by her side.

Lena Elizabeth Tindall weighed in at a staggering 4.2kg, making her the heaviest royal baby in over 100 years.

And while everyone’s sympathy for having to deliver such a huge baby was rightly aimed at Zara, her husband, Mike, has claimed it was a hard day for him as well.

Mike Tindall has claimed his wife, Zara Tindall, almost ‘ripped his head off’ when she gave birth to their child in June. Photo: Getty Images

“She almost ripped my head off, so it was difficult,” Mike jokingly told The Mirror.

He did admit that his wife has been ‘amazing’ since the birth and laughed off the fact that his new baby is 19th in line to the throne, with his wife coming in at 17th.

“Every day getting further away…” he said.

Mike and Zara are already parents to adorable four-year-old Mia Grace Tindall, who is often pictured playing with her cousins, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The couple’s birth announcement in June caused something of a stir on Twitter, with some labeling it as ‘sexist’.

The couple are already parents to four-year-old Mia Grace. Photo: Getty Images


Palace officials confirmed the happy news via a statement released on Twitter, but some people weren’t happy about the language used in the announcement.

“Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl on 18th June, at Stroud Maternity Unit. Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 9lbs 3oz,” the statement read.

The birth announcement references the royal, an equestrian who won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics, by her married name, Mrs. Michael Tindall.

Some felt it was too formal and “archaic,” particularly in light of her own accomplishments and prestige.

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