A meaningful moniker! Zara and Mike Tindall's newborn son's middle name pays tribute to her grandfather, Prince Philip, who recently was discharged from the hospital after undergoing successful heart surgery.
Not only does Lucas' middle name honor Philip, but it's also a nod to Mike's father, who is called Philip.
"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news and look forward to meeting their 10th Great Grandchild when circumstances allow," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
On Wednesday, March 24, Mike revealed that his wife ended up giving birth in the comfort of their own home.
"A little baby boy arrived at my house!" he said on his podcast, "The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, " adding that Zara's friend, Dolly Maude, was "fortunately" at their home "and recognized that we wouldn't have got to the hospital in time."
"So, it was run into the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get a mat on the floor, towels down, 'brace-brace-brace,'" Mike — who also shares daughters Mia, 7, and Lena, 2, with Zara — shared.
"Fortunately, the midwife, who was going to meet us at the hospital wasn't that far away, so she drove up, got there just as we'd assumed the pos-ish [as he called the position]. And then the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived," he continued, adding that Lucas “arrived very quickly ... on the bathroom floor."
The duo announced they were expanding their family in December 2020. “It’s been a good week for me,” the former rugby star gushed at the time. “[Zara] had a little scan last week. Third Tindall on its way. … I’ve got two girls. I’ll love it whether a boy or a girl, but please be a boy.”
The new tot arrived one week after Philip — who turns 100 in June — left the hospital after a 28-day stay, his longest ever.
“The Duke of Edinburgh has today been discharged from King Edward VII’s Hospital and has returned to Windsor Castle, following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a preexisting condition,” Buckingham Palace said at the time. “His Royal Highness wishes to thank all the medical staff who looked after him at both King Edward VII’s Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital and everyone who has sent their good wishes.”
Meanwhile, Mike has been spending time with his little boy — and loving every second!
"The best thing about being at home ... was as soon as he was wrapped up, it was skin on skin, TV room, golf on. 'This is what me and you are doing!'" he gushed. "There was actually Bath versus Wigan [rugby] game was on, and then I watched the final day of the golf."
"I've got a boy, I'm out of here," he said.