Mike and Zara Tindall Reveal The Name of Their Newborn Royal Baby

It includes a nod to Great-Grandma Queen Elizabeth

Updated 06/27/18

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In the grand tradition the British royal family seemingly has of making the rest of us wait to find out the names of the newest members of the clan, Mike and Zara Tindall kept well-wishers on the line for nine whole days before finally revealing the name of their second child, a daughter, born on June 18. "The name is Lena Elizabeth. It was just a name they liked," a spokesperson for the couple told The Telegraph this week. The baby's first name will reportedly be pronounced Lay-na, and her middle name is a reference to Queen Elizabeth II, the newborn's great-grandmother.

Like her parents, Lena Elizabeth will hold no royal title, and, according to the BBC, the newborn will be 19th in line to the British throne, after older sister Mia Grace. Since mom Zara Tindall is the child of Queen Elizabeth's only daughter, Princess Anne, Lena and Mia are second cousins to Princess Charlotte and Princes George and Louis. Mia was born in January 2014; for the record, her name was announced via her father's personal Twitter account about a week after her birth.

The Tindalls shared the news of their daughter's arrival earlier this month in a statement from the royal family. According to the missive, Lena was delivered at Stroud Maternity Unit, in Gloucestershire, west of London. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and, upon her birth, the royal family were immediately informed and "delighted with the news."

The royals have already welcomed several new members this year: Before Lena, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed third child Prince Louis, and Meghan Markle married into the family upon her May 19 nuptials with Prince Harry. Next up, commoner Jack Brooksbank will marry Princess Eugenie this fall, further expanding the British royals' ever-growing family tree.

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