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Zara Tindall Suffers Miscarriage After Announcing Second Pregnancy

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Nearly one month after announcing her second pregnancy, the royal family has revealed Zara Tindall has sadly suffered a miscarriage.

A spokesperson for Zara, 35, and her husband, Mike Tindall, 38, confirmed the unfortunate news on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24.

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"Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby," the rep said in a statement. "At this difficult time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy."

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Zara, Mike and Mia in August 2016. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the delicate matter, according to E! News.

Zara and Mike — who married in July 2011 — previously announced they were expecting Baby No. 2 on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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"[Queen Elizabeth] and [Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh], and members of the Royal family are delighted with the news," a spokesperson for the royal family said in a statement at the time. According to the BBC the couple's baby was due next spring.

Zara — a champion equestrian who won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics — and her husband are already parents to a two-year-old daughter, Mia Tindall, who was born in January 2014.

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Zara, far right, with the royal family in June 2016. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Following the news of her miscarriage, Zara, Mike — a former England rugby union player — and Mia were noticeably absent from the royal family's annual Christmas festivities at the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England.

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Zara is the second-eldest of Queen Elizabeth's grandchildren and 16th in line to the British throne. Her parents are the Queen and Prince Philip's only daughter, Princess Anne, and Captain Mark Phillips. Anne and Mark additionally have an older son, Peter Phillips, 39.

She is also a first cousin to Prince William — who shares kids Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 1, with wife Kate Middleton — and Prince Harry, whose parents are Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.

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