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Mike Tindall proudly announced today that his wife Zara Phillips is expecting their third child.

Speaking on his podcast, The Good The Bad and The Rugby the former sports captain announced “third Tindall is on its way!”.

Using Zoom to announce the happy news, eagle eyed fans were quick to use the opportunity for a nose around the couples’ family home.

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It showed how he and Zara have several framed photos of their dogs, as well as a portrait of the Gatcombe Park Estate hanging on one wall.

The pair live on Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park Estate with their two children, Lena, two, and Mia, six.

The typically private couple have been sharing glimpses of the home they share during lockdown after taking part in several virtual engagements.

In March, Mike, 34, recorded Joe's House of Rugby podcast episode from his home office.


In the clip, framed photos of his two daughters and others of the family dogs could be seen peeping out from the shelves behind him.

The rugby ace also broadcast from his home during a recent Good Morning Britain appearance.

The Tindall's are understood to live in a cottage a short distance from Zara's mother Princess Anne and brother Peter Phillips, whose family also lives on the sprawling estate.

Following in their mothers equestrian footsteps, Lena and Mia are often found taking riding lessons in the grounds with their cousins.

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In 2018 the couple submitted plans to extend their home which were accepted meaning it now boasts a large conservatory and larger downstairs living space.


The former rugby captain and equestrian Olympian of course also have their own home gym, as revealed by Mike when he participated in the 2.6 Challenge in April.

Previously Zara Phillips, the 39-year-old is Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter and despite not being a working royal she remains a popular member of the Windsor family.

Her two previous pregnancies were officially announced by Buckingham Palace, so today's news was delivered unexpectedly casually.

However, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are aware and delighted."

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