This New Royal Baby's Name Is a Tribute to Queen Elizabeth

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Update, June 27, 2018: The British royal family has just revealed the name of Zara Tindall's newborn daughter: Lena Elizabeth. The middle name, of course, is a tribute to the baby's great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth. (The baby's grandmother is Princess Anne, the queen's second child and only daughter.) As for the baby's first name, a spokesperson says it's pronounced Lay-na and was "just a name they liked." Lena Elizabeth joins older sister Mia Grace to make a family of four. Congratulations!

Originally posted on January 5, 2018: Congratulations are in order: A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed that Zara Tindall is pregnant with her second child, per People. Tindall, who is married to rugby player Mike Tindall, is Princess Anne's daughter and one of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren—which also makes her Prince William and Prince Harry's cousin. The Tindalls already have a daughter, Mia, who will turn 4 later this month.

Of course, this isn't the only royal baby on the way—Kate Middleton is expecting her third child, a sibling to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in April. Add in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's impending wedding, and it's safe to say this year is an especially exciting one for the royal family. Congratulations again to the soon-to-be family of four.

Next up, find out the unique name of Jessica Alba's new baby boy.

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