Tindall reveals name of royal baby on Twitter

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After days of speculation and intrigue Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have finally let the world know the name of the latest addition to the Royal family.

The couple have named their baby daughter Mia Grace.

Zara Phillips with her husband Mike Tindall

Zara Phillips with her husband Mike Tindall

The news broke when the Otley born former England international rugby star Tindall tweeted: “For everyone who has asked what our daughters name, it’s Mia Grace Tindall.”

Zara gave birth last week to the 7lbs 12oz girl, who is 16th in line to the throne and is the Queen’s fourth great grandchild.

Tindall, who attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield, described his joy at becoming a father for the first time, saying it was “definitely the best day of my life”.

Zara, a silver medal-winning Olympian, who is one of Britain’s leading equestrian riders, gave birth to her first child at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with her husband at her side.

The early betting was on a more traditional name for the new royal baby with Charlotte, Victoria, Anne and Elizabeth among the front runners.

But bookmakers William Hill said Mia entered the betting yesterday afternoon at odds of 16-1 and finished as the 5-1 favourite.

The baby girl follows Zara’s brother Peter Phillips’ two children and Prince George to become the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s fourth great grandchild.

The pair first met in a Sydney bar when Tindall was in Australia for the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

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