Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis have their every public move documented by the press, but there's another royal youngster worth watching: 8-year-old Mia Tindall. Here's everything you need to know about the Queen's great-granddaughter.
Mia Grace Tindall was born to Zara and Mike Tindall on January 17, 2014.
Buckingham Palace announced the news, and a few days later, a proud papa shared his newborn's name via Twitter.
For everyone who has asked what our daughters name, it’s Mia Grace Tindall
— Mike Tindall (@miketindall13) January 23, 2014
Mia is Zara and Mike's first child. She's also Princess Anne's third grandchild, and is the fourth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth. She stole the show in 2016 in a portrait released in honor of the Queen's 90th birthday when she held the monarch's purse.
“She just did it,” a source at the palace told People at the time. “She just picked it up—it wasn't staged. It was completely spontaneous.”
She has two younger siblings.
In June 2018, Mike and Zara Tindall welcomed Lena Elizabeth Tindall, making Mia a big sister. Mia was spotted with her parents and her younger sister for the first time at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in September 2018.
March 2021, Mia became a big sister once again when Zara gave birth to her third child, a baby boy named Lucas Philip Tindall. "Sunday got even better because a little baby boy arrived at my house," Mia's father Mike shared on a podcast, saying that his son arrived at 6 p.m. "Arrived very quickly. Didn’t make it to hospital. On the bathroom floor," he said, candidly. "So yeah, it was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, towels down, brace, brace, brace." He also called his wife "a warrior."
She is currently 22nd in line to the British throne.
Mia follows her mother, Zara, in the line of succession. Despite her position in line, Mia does not hold a formal royal rank. According to the BBC, children of the daughter of a monarch are not "entitled to the rank of 'Her Royal Highness,'" and when Mia's mother Zara was born in 1981, her parents, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, declined to give her a title. (More on the patriarchal way in which royal titles are passed on here.) Since neither her mother nor her father have a royal rank, Mia does not have one either.
Mia played a role in Princess Eugenie's royal wedding.
In October 2018, Mia served as a bridesmaid in Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's royal wedding. Mia was joined by Princess Charlotte, Maud Windsor, Theodora Williams, and her cousins Savannah and Isla Phillips as bridesmaids in the wedding party. Immediately after the ceremony, Mia joined the rest of the adorable bridal party on the steps of St. George's Chapel, where they waved to the crowd of fans.
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