Princess Anne tours a bin lorry depot in Cambridge

Princess Anne is all smiles as she tours a bin lorry depot in Cambridge – hours after it was revealed daughter Zara Tindall gave birth to son Lucas Philip on the bathroom floor of her Gatcombe Park home

  • Princess Anne visited home of Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service today
  • During tour, Princess Royal, 70, was shown the service’s new electric bin lorry
  • Comes just hours after daughter Zara Tindall announced arrival of her baby boy
  • Mike Tindall, 42, shared news on podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby 
  • Prince Charles and Camilla are attending a dinner with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the presidential mansion in Athens this evening

Princess Anne visited the home of the Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service where she met the waste and recycling collection crews today – just hours after it was revealed her daughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby boy.

The Royal Family Twitter page shared three photographs of the royal, 70, during the working engagement, alongside a caption which read: ‘This afternoon The Princess Royal visited the home of the Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service where she met the waste and recycling collection crews.’

‘Her Royal Highness thanked the refuse loaders and bin lorry drivers who have worked as frontline key workers throughout the pandemic, through times when households have generated more recycling and household waste than ever due to lockdown.  

The visit comes just hours after Mike TIndall revealed wife Zara, 39, gave birth to son Lucas Philip Tindall, weighing 8lbs 4oz, at 6pm on Sunday on the bathroom floor of their family home on Princess Anne’s Gloucestershire estate. 

Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla are attending a dinner with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the presidential mansion in Athens this evening. 

Princess Anne (pictured), 70, visited the home of the Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service where she met the waste and recycling collection crews today

During her visit, the royal thanked the refuse loaders and bin lorry drivers who have worked as frontline key workers throughout the pandemic (pictured)

During her visit, Princess Anne was shown the service’s new electric bin lorry, the first electric bin lorry to operate in Cambridgeshire.

She wrapped up warm for the outing in a dark coat which she accessorised with a brooch, and a pink and grey scarf. 

Earlier today, proud father Mike Tindall, 42, who shares daughters Mia, seven, and Lena, two, with his wife, shared his baby joy on his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby – and hailed Zara a ‘warrior’. 

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

During her visit, Princess Anne (pictured) was shown the service’s new electric bin lorry, the first electric bin lorry to operate in Cambridgeshire

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are ‘delighted’ at the birth of their 10th great-grandchild, Buckingham Palace said, with a spokesman adding they are ‘looking forward to meeting him when circumstances allow’. 

The unconventional royal birth announcement via Mike’s podcast shows yet again a different approach from the Tindalls, who revealed their third pregnancy in the same manner. In the past, the couple had pregnancies formally announced by Buckingham Palace.  

Former England rugby legend Mike told podcast hosts Alex Payne, James Haskell and guest Ellis Genge: ‘Sunday got even better because a little baby boy arrived at my house!’

Mike added that they hadn’t yet decided on a name at the time the podcast was recorded on Monday, admitting they never pick one before they arrive, but Zara was soon up and about and they took him for a walk that morning. The name was announced on Tuesday by a spokeswoman for the couple.

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 Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th great-grandchild, and 22nd in line to the throne.

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