The Queen's granddaughter suffered another loss "really early on" into the pregnancy.
Zara Tindall has shared her heartbreak over having two miscarriages before the birth of her youngest daughter.
The royal, who had previously spoken about losing a child in December 2016, has revealed that she had another miscarriage “really early on” into the pregnancy.
“You don’t talk about it because it’s too raw,” the mother-of-one told the Sunday Times in a joint interview with her brother Peter.
“But as with everything, time’s a great healer.”
Zara, who gave birth to daughter Lena in June, said that she struggled to come to terms with the loss.
As the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara has had to publicly announce her pregnancies to the world — which meant her first miscarriage was public knowledge.
“I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along,” she told the Sunday Times.
“We had to tell everyone and it’s like, everyone knows – that’s the hardest bit.”
“That’s why I think a lot of people don’t talk about it because [a miscarriage] can happen early enough or it’s only your group of friends and your family that know.”
However, the sportswoman said that her husband, former England rugby player Mike Tindall, and her family rallied around in her hour of need.
“Pete was again very much the protective brother; he was very concerned about me, as was Mike.
“Everyone was. It was a time when my family came to the fore and I needed them.”
Zara also said that she found strength in the supportive letters from other mums who had miscarried.
“It’s something a lot of families are affected by but then, hopefully, a lot of the stories I’ve heard, they’ve gone on and had more children and they’re very lucky.”
“Because it’s so personal to each family and every case is different, you can never compare what’s happened or the feelings that people have gone through or the trauma.
“Every case is different so I think it’s something that people don’t think you want to talk about.”
Zara and her husband, former rugby player Mike Tindall, have two daughters, Mia, who is four, and newborn Lena.