Zara and Mike Tindall had a day off from parenting duties as they arrived at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London today.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 40, who wore her blonde hair in a neat straight bob, looked effortlessly chic in a navy and white striped dress which she paired with wrap around wedges.
Zara, who was accompanied by her former England rugby player husband, 42, accessorised with oversized sunglasses, a watch which she wore on her left wrist and the £265 Mini Windsor Handbag by Fairfax & Favor.
The couple, who are attending day nine of the tennis competition, are in for a fun-filled day of action with all four men’s quarter-final matches taking place – including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Zara, 40, and Mike Tindall, 42, had a day off from parenting duties as they arrived at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London today
Mike opted for a stylish pale blue blazer which he paired with a crisp white shirt and navy patterned tie. Pictured, with Zara
The outing comes just four months after the mother-of-three gave birth to their son Lucas, weighing 8lbs 4oz, at 6pm on a Sunday in March on the bathroom floor of their family home on Princess Anne’s Gloucestershire estate.
Zara and Mike, who looked dapper in a light blue suit jacket, crisp white shirt and patterned navy tie, also have daughters Mia, seven, and Lena, two.
A spokeswoman for the couple said: ‘Zara and Mike Tindall are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Lucas Philip Tindall.’ The little boy is the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th great-grandchild, and 22nd in line to the throne.
Speaking about the birth, Mike told how Zara had experienced contractions the night before, so they organised childcare for Mia and Lena – but the little boy arrived so fast they didn’t have time to make it to hospital.
Mike recalled: ‘Fortunately Zara’s friend Dolly [Maude] is, she’s actually more important than I am at making sure she’s been at all three of my children’s births, she was there and recognised 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, towels down, brace brace brace!
Zara and Mike Tindall could be seen sipping on what appeared to be a glass of Pimm’s as they enjoyed some light refreshments this afternoon
The Queen’s granddaughter clutched her phone in her hand as she stood to applaud the performance on centre court
Mike Tindall was photographed taking a sip of his drink and Zara watched on at day nine of Wimbledon
The royal wrapped up in a navy coat and was all smiles as the action unfolded on centre court in the men’s quarter finals
Zara could be seen clutching a light refreshment as she waited for the match to continue on centre court
Zara Tindall took to her seat effortlessly sporting an understated yet sophisticated navy outfit – including a bag by Fairfax & Favor
‘Fortunately the midwife that 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 position, and then the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived!’
The couple’s visit to Wimbledon comes just two days after Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon adventure ended in tears on Monday night.
The 18-year-old from Kent was forced to retire from her fourth round match against Ajla Tomljanovic at 6-4, 3-0 down, in some distress.
The official reason of ‘difficulty breathing’ was given, and that looked to be case as she sat, frazzled, at the changeover.
She was led off court and, following an assessment, Assistant Referee Denise Parnell came back out to give the news that the breakout star of SW19 would not be returning.
Zara looked effortlessly chic in a navy and white striped dress which she paired with wrap around wedges
The couple’s outing (pictured) comes just four months after the mother-of-three gave birth to their son Lucas, weighing 8lbs 4oz, at 6pm on a Sunday in March on the bathroom floor of their family home on Princess Anne’s Gloucestershire estate
Zara could be seen placing a reassuring hand on husband Mike’s shoulder who appeared to be disappointed with a result in the match
The couple put on a loved up display as they sat among the crowds at Centre Court and attended the Wimbledon Championships Tennis Tournament at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Mike and Zara, who are attending day nine of the tennis competition, watched on as the men’s quarter-final matches took place
The Queen’s granddaughter look typically cool in a pair of oversized sunglasses as she watched the match this afternoon
Mike (pictured, with Zara) looked dapper in a light blue suit jacket, crisp white shirt and patterned navy tie, which he paired with some smart suede shoes
Elsewhere, The Duchess of Cambridge has been forced into self-isolation after coming close to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus – despite having no symptoms herself, both her vaccinations and testing negative four times in the past week.
Kate is understood to have been alerted personally and was not ‘pinged’ by the NHS Test and Trace app, leaving the All England Club at 5pm on Friday – significantly earlier than she has done in previous years – and missing the match involving her friend Andy Murray.
She was alerted after taking her seat next to the Duke of Kent and in front of Body Coach Joe Wicks, but left ‘immediately’ after being told she had come close to someone who tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Times.
It means she must quarantine for ten days even if she tests negative, which she has, up to four times, in the past seven days.
Kensington Palace said in a statement: ‘Last week The Duchess of Cambridge came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.
Zara, who was accompanied by her former England rugby player husband, 42, accessorised with oversized sunglasses, a watch which she wore on her left wrist and an over the body blue bag
The Queen’s granddaughter (right) opted for natural makeup and wore her blonde hair in a neat straight bob
The couple, who are attending day nine of the tennis competition, are in for a fun-filled day of action with all four men’s quarter-final matches taking place – including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Pictured, Zara
‘Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home’.
On Friday Kate spotted looking serious as she was driven out of Wimbledon’s gates heading for Kensington Palace, where she is holed up today and unable to leave – even for food or medicine.
She is not permitted to have visitors in her home, including family and friends, and will even have been told to avoid contact with anyone she lives with as much as possible.
Her absurd quarantine prevented the Duchess from attending the NHS’ 73rd birthday celebrations with William at St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace yesterday.