Mike Tindall has spoken of his joy at becoming a father for first time to daughter, Mia Grace.
Zara, the Princess Royal’s daughter, and rugby player Mike welcomed their first child on January 17 at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
“It’s been fun so far,” the new father revealed to the Gloucestershire Echo. “At the moment she’s been very good and the nights haven’t been too bad.”
Former England rugby star Mike added that the new addition to the family will be a supporter of his favourite team Gloucester rugby club.
“There’s another Gloucester supporter for life, she’s a Shed Head,” he said, in reference to the name given to the team’s fans.
The new parents are expected to release the first picture of their daughter, Mia Grace, in the coming days.
Zara and Mike are planning to release a photo of their daughter to the public in the next few days, a spokesman confirmed to The Telegraph, although it is not yet known how the photo will be released.
Last week, Mike took to his Twitter page on Thursday afternoon to reveal the name. ”For everyone who asked what our daughter’s name is, it’s Mia Grace Tindall,” he told his 78, 076 followers.
However, the announcement of the birth was made via Buckingham Palace on January 17.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news,” a statement from the Palace explained.
The baby becomes the second royal birth in the last year after Prince George’s birth in July and is The Queen’s third great-granddaughter and fourth great-grandchild.