Mike Tindall has admitted that becoming a father-of-three has meant he is busier than ever.

The former English rugby player, 43, shares Mia, seven, and Lena, three, with Zara Tindall, 40, and the couple welcomed their son Lucas last March- the Queen’s 10th great-grandchild.

And speaking in The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast this week,  Mike touched on how family life had changed since they had a little boy.

Mike Tindall has admitted that becoming a father-of-three has meant he is busier than ever (seen in 2019 with daughters Lena & Mia Tindall, right)

Mike Tindall has admitted that becoming a father-of-three has meant he is busier than ever (seen in 2019 with daughters Lena & Mia Tindall, right)

Mike Tindall has admitted that becoming a father-of-three has meant he is busier than ever (seen in 2019 with daughters Lena & Mia Tindall, right)

Explaining that he planned to prepare for his Parkinson’s charity bike rides taking place later this year, he joked that ‘time disappears’. 

He said: ‘There’s a plan for a few Parkinson’s rides later on this year so I need to get into a little bit of bike shape but since the young man’s come along, time disappears, which I’m noticing a lot more when you’ve got three children so…’

And the dad revealed he had several reasons to ‘up the exercise, telling his co-host Alex Payne: ‘Yeah because it makes me mentally feel better too’.

The former English rugby player, 43, shares Mia, seven, and Lena, three, with Zara Tindall, 40, and the couple welcomed their son Lucas last March- the Queen's 10th great-grandchild

The former English rugby player, 43, shares Mia, seven, and Lena, three, with Zara Tindall, 40, and the couple welcomed their son Lucas last March- the Queen's 10th great-grandchild

The former English rugby player, 43, shares Mia, seven, and Lena, three, with Zara Tindall, 40, and the couple welcomed their son Lucas last March- the Queen’s 10th great-grandchild

Lucas, who turns one in March, is the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th great-grandchild, and 22nd in line to the throne. 

Announcing the arrival of their third child last March a spokeswoman for the couple said: ‘Zara and Mike Tindall are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Lucas Philip Tindall.’  

Mike confirmed the news of his family’s new arrival on his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby – and hailed Zara a ‘warrior’ last year.

Mike (seen with Mia and Lena in October) touched on how family life had changed since they had a little boy

Mike (seen with Mia and Lena in October) touched on how family life had changed since they had a little boy

Mike (seen with Mia and Lena in October) touched on how family life had changed since they had a little boy

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!   

‘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!’ 

Last year Mike revealed just how much speaking about his father Philip's 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease with other families has helped his journey

Last year Mike revealed just how much speaking about his father Philip's 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease with other families has helped his journey

Last year Mike revealed just how much speaking about his father Philip’s 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease with other families has helped his journey 

And he revealed he took the little one straight downstairs to watch sport on TV, after snipping the cord and enjoying skin-on-skin contact. 

Asked how his daughters reacted, Mike admitted they didn’t tell them they thought Zara was in labour, but he suspected Mia had sussed.

‘Mia’s quite on it, she’s quite street smart, so she was like, “why are we not going home for tea?” They were going, “they’ve had to pop out for something…” “where have they had to go?” will you just stop asking questions… and then when she got in she was over the moon, both of them were.

‘Problem is Lena is like, “my baby!” And it’s like, no Lena, it’s not your baby! She tries to pick it up… so yeah.’ 

Mike has been patron of the Cure Parkinson’s charity since 2018 and regularly takes part in fundraising events and challenges to raise money for the cause. 

He recently revealed just how much speaking about his father Philip’s 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease with other families has helped his journey. 

Source: Daily Mail

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