Zara Phillips and Husband Mike Tindall Name Baby Girl Mia Grace
She has a name! Zara Phillips' new daughter, who was born last Friday, Jan. 17, has been named Mia Grace Tindall. The baby girl's father, former rugby star Mike Tindall, 35, shared the news via Twitter, writing Thursday, Jan. 22: "For everyone who has asked what our daughters name, it's Mia Grace Tindall."
The name "Mia" has no royal family significance and, like her mother, the baby girl will not hold a royal title. Mia is 16th in line to the throne and the Queen's fourth great grandchild. (Incidentally, Mia is also the name of the lead character in the popular fictional series, The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway).
As previously reported, Mia weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at birth. Buckingham Palace announced in a statement last Friday, "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike¹s parents are delighted with the news."
Phillips, 32, an Olympic equestrian, is Queen Elizabeth II's oldest granddaughter, and daughter of Princess Royal Anne and her first husband Captain Phillips. She is also the cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Phillips and her husband, now a rugby coach for Gloucester, married in July 2011.