23 January 2014

UK: Zara and Mike Tindall name their daughter Mia Grace

The press secretary to the British Queen Elizabeth II announced last Friday, 17 January 2014, the birth of Zara and Mike Tindall's first child:
Mrs Michael Tindall today safely delivered a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 7lbs 12oz.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.

This baby is the first child for Zara and Mike, the third grandchild for The Princess Royal and the fourth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and is 16th line to the Throne.
Zara Tindall, née Phillips, is the daughter of the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) and Mark Phillips and thus a grandchild of Queen Elizabeth. Today it was revealed that the baby girl, who is the Queen's fourth great-grandchild, has been named Mia Grace Tindall. According to the Daily Telegraph the name has no royal or family connections. The former would of course have been nice, but considering Zara's commoner status, it is not too important. It is a nice name, nevertheless.

The proud parents married at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland on 30 July 2011. The pregnancy was announced on 8 July 2013.

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