Last Christmas Eve, Zara and Mike Tindall made the devastating announcement they had lost their second child to a miscarriage, just weeks after publicly announcing Zara's pregnancy. It's believed that Zara, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, was about four months into her pregnancy. add this after the first sentence Now, Mike has spoken candidly about Zara’s miscarriage to the U.K.'s Sunday Times, revealing their daughter, Mia Tindall, 3, has been their “saving grace.”
It's the first time that Tindall has spoken publicly of the couple’s loss.
“One thing you do learn is how many other people have had to go through the same thing,” Mike, 38, told the Sunday Times. “The saving grace for us has been Mia, our daughter, who is now 3 years old,” he said. “However down we feel, she will come running up in our faces."
“When I was playing [rugby], I hardly saw her,” Mike continued. "Now, we can see her grow up. I can take her swimming and I can take her to Ninja Tots. You’ll never be able to see her there because she disappears in a puff of smoke.”
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From what we know about adorable little Mia, this sounds about right!
For the past few years, the pint-sized royal has been charming us with her hilarious and very boisterous antics. She is one of the Queen's great-grandchildren, cousin to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Isla Phillips, and Savannah Phillips.
From galloping on her daddy's shoulders to stealing her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth's handbag during royal photos, nothing is off-limits for the free-spirited tot.
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Last year, Mia let her mischievous nature shine in an official royal portrait, taken for Her Majesty in celebration of her 90th birthday. In the now famous photo, Mia proudly holds onto the Queen’s handbag while the rest of her great-grandchildren appear well-behaved.
Mike and Zara made their first public appearance after their sad news at the Magic Millions Polo on Australia's Gold Coast in January. At one point during the day, Zara fell off her horse, but her besotted hubby, Mike, reassured guests over the loud speaker: "That's her will to win. She's tough; she bounces back," the former rugby union player said.
Looks like high-spirited Mia is going to take right after her amazing mom.
This post was written by Lorna Gray. For more, check out our sister site Now To Love.
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