Married to former rugby player Mike Tindall, she gave birth to her first daughter, Mia, in 2014. In 2016, the Olympian and equestrian announced that she’d had a miscarriage, just one month after publicly sharing she was pregnant a second time. She has now told the Times of London that another miscarriage occurred before she became pregnant with Lena.
“For me, the worst bit was that we had to tell everyone, everyone knew,” the 37-year-old royal told the newspaper about her first miscarriage. “I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along. I then had another miscarriage really early on.”
While the Olympic-medal-winning mom doesn’t hold an official royal title, her pregnancies are announced publicly due to her being the daughter of Princess Anne and granddaughter of the queen. After announcing her first miscarriage, Tindall said she received letters from people who had similar experiences, encouraging her to speak about the tough topic.
“I had a miscarriage in 2016, and afterwards loads of people wrote to me and Mike to say they’d been through the same thing,” she shared. “In our case, it was something really rare; it was nature saying, ‘this one’s not right.'”
She also spoke about grief, noting that her family helped her get through the tough time.
“You don’t talk about it because it’s too raw,” she said. “But as with everything, time’s a great healer.
“It was a time when my family came to the fore and I needed them,” she added.
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