Zara and Mike Tindall confirm name of new baby

Katie Frost
Digital Spy
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Update: Zara and Mike Tindall have confirmed the name of their newborn daughter.

The Queen's granddaughter gave birth to her second child last week, and has now announced the name as Lena Elizabeth in what many believe to be a touching tribute to Her Majesty.

A spokesperson for Zara told Sky News: "The name is Lena Elizabeth. It was just a name they liked."

Original story: Zara and Mike Tindall have welcomed their second child, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The Queen's granddaughter delivered a baby girl at Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire on June 18. The baby weighed 9lbs 3oz.

"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike's parents, Mr Philip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news," the Palace said in a statement.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

[Mike and Zara Tindall with their eldest daughter Mia in 2016]

The baby is the Queen's seventh great-grandchild and the fourth grandchild for Zara's mother, Princess Anne. There's no word on a name yet, but it will be confirmed "in due course", the Palace added.

Mike and Zara married on July 30, 2011 at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Zara is daughter of Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, as well as an equestrian champion. She received a silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics and won the Eventing World Championship in 2006.

Her husband Mike was a member of the 2003 England rugby team and helped them bring home the Rugby World Cup.

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