Royal baby name revealed

Zara Phillips' husband Mike Tindall shares newborn daughter's name on Twitter.
  • Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall - first time parents
    Stephanie Lowe
    Last updated: 23 January 2014, 14:10 GMT

    The latest member of the Royal Family - the first child of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall - has been named Mia Grace, her father has announced.

    Tindall took to Twitter to reveal the name of his daughter, who was born at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in the early hours of January 17.

    It has been reported that like her mother, the latest addition to the Royal Family will not have an HRH title and will be referred to simply as Miss Tindall.

    Mia Grace weighed 7lb 12oz at birth and is 16th in line to the throne.

    On the day of her birth, a statement from Buckingham Palace read: "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."

    That’s one extra Christmas present next year for the Queen, who is now great-grandmother to Prince George, the children of Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, Savannah (born in 2010) and Isla (born in 2012), and Zara’s new arrival.

    As Zara was part of the British Equestrian team at the London Olympics in 2012, you can bet your royal flags this is one little girl who won’t have to ask mummy for a pony.

    Stephanie Lowe
    Last updated: 23 January 2014, 14:10 GMT

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