Zara Tindall opens up about secret second miscarriage

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

She welcomed her second daughter Lena in June, but Zara Tindall has revealed she suffered a second miscarriage while she and husband Mike were trying for another baby.

Zara, who is the Queen’s granddaughter, revealed in 2016 she had suffered a miscarriage following the birth of her first daughter Mia in 2014.

Zara has revealed she suffered a second miscarriage before welcoming her daughter Lena last month. Photo: Getty

The 37-year-old has now opened up about another miscarriage she suffered “really early on”, which she chose to mourn privately with her family.

“I think you need to go through a time where you don’t talk about it because it’s too raw,” she told The Sunday Times Magazine.

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

Zara, who has been married to former rugby star Mike since 2011, had her pregnancies announced publicly due to her royal ties.

Zara gave birth to her first daughter Mia four years ago, and suffered through two miscarriages in the years afterwards. Photo: Getty

It left the mum struggling when she was then forced to reveal she had lost the baby.

“We had to tell everyone and it’s like, everyone knows – that’s the hardest bit,” she told The Sunday Times Magazine.

Zara and Mike now have two happy, healthy girls together. Photo: Getty

“That’s why I think a lot of people don’t talk about it because [a miscarriage] can happen early enough or it’s only your group of friends and your family that know.”

There was one silver lining to the situation, with Zara and her husband inundated with letters of support from other parents who had gone through the same situation.

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