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Queen’s granddaughter loses her baby

Queen’s granddaughter loses her baby

The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have lost their baby to miscarriage, a spokeswoman for the couple has confirmed.

The equestrian champion and her former England rugby player husband announced they were expecting their second child at the end of November.

At the time, Buckingham Palace announced the Queen and the Royal Family were overjoyed by Zara's pregnancy.

"The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and members of the Royal Family are delighted with the news," a palace spokesman said.

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But on Christmas Day, the couple’s spokeswoman said: “Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby. At this difficult time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy.”

The spokeswoman did not give any further details but it is understood Zara is not in any medical danger.

The baby would have been the Queen's sixth great-grandchild.

The Tindalls have one child, Mia, who turns three in January. 

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