Zara Phillips' husband shares royal baby name ... on Twitter

Zara Phillips' husband shares royal baby name ... on Twitter
Princess Anne's daughter Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall have named their baby girl Mia Grace Tindall, her father said on Twitter. (Matt Dunham / Associated Press)

Zara Phillips' newborn daughter has a name now: It's Mia Grace Tindall.

Still, the Ministry was partial to "the other royal baby."

Phillips, 32, Prince William's cousin and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, welcomed the tiny royal on Jan. 17, but she and her husband, retired rugby star Mike Tindall, said they would release the name "in due course," according to Buckingham Palace. 

On Thursday, Tindall, 35, shared the name on Twitter. (How common!)


"For everyone who has asked what our daughters name, it's Mia Grace Tindall," wrote the Gloucester rugby coach.

Mia Grace, who weighed in at in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces, at birth, is the queen's fourth great-grandchild, the 16th in line to the British throne and will hold no royal title. She'll go by Miss Tindall, according to the BBC. But around these parts she'll be affectionately called "Prince George's little cousin."

Phillips, who goes by Mrs. Michael Tindall, is expected to share a photo of the newest royal in the next few days, according to People.

Following Mia's birth, Tindall took to Twitter to update his followers about his growing family and fatherhood.

"Thanks so much for all your kind messages," he tweeted. "Definitely the best day of my life today, so happy.! The girls are both doing great!" Days later, he indicated that he was perfecting the "one handed nappy change."

The couple reportedly took their time coming up with a name because they chose not to learn the baby's gender until she was born, the Daily Mail reported.

The first-time mom, an Olympic equestrian and silver medalist, married Tindall in July 2011 at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, just months after Prince William and the former Kate Middleton's globally watched royal wedding.

Phillips, the daughter of the queen's second child, Princess Anne, was named one of Prince George's seven godparents when the royal baby was christened in September.

The Tindalls met in Australia in 2003 during England's Rugby World Cup-winning campaign.   


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