Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Name Baby No. 2 After Queen Elizabeth II: "Lena Elizabeth"

Updated On 28 Jun, 2018 Published On

Queen Elizabeth II might be pleased. Her granddaughter Zara Phillips, who welcomed her second child, a baby girl with husband Mike Tindall on June 18, has named her daughter after her grandmother's name: Lena Elizabeth.

On Wednesday, June 27, a spokesperson for the couple told The Telegraph that Lena is pronounced Lay-na. Elizabeth and of course, it is in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

The 37-year-old Olympic British equestrian and the 39-year-old Rugby player also shares a 4-year-old Mia Grace Tindall. Lena is the fourth grandchild for Zara’s mom, Princess Anne while she is the seventh great-grandchild for the Queen and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh.

In 2014, former England rugby team captain told Hello! that his wife, who he have been married for nearly seven years, is “very close to her grandmother.”

As previously reported, in December 2016, Zara suffered a devastating miscarriage, shortly after she announced that she and Mike were expecting.

CAPTION: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall and Daughter Mia Grace Tindall SOURCE: BBC

Last year, in an interview with the Sunday Times, Mike revealed that his daughter was their “saving grace” during the difficult time.

He said at the time,

However down we feel she will come running up in our faces. When I was playing I hardly saw her; now we see her grow up. I take her swimming and I can take her to Ninja Tots. You’ll never be able to see her because she disappears in a puff of smoke.

The couple had gotten married on 30 July 2011 and their wedding ceremony was attended by 400 guests including Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice.