The world has been abuzz with fascination over the British royal family, and it’s certainly easy to see why. Their prim and proper way of life is nothing short of mesmerizing. They’ve dominated a great deal of the media in the recent years, and their popularity is seeming to grow by leaps and bounds.
Already this year, they’ve celebrated two momentous occasions. On April 23, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, into the world. Louis is fifth in line to the crown, following grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, brother Prince George, and sister Princess Charlotte.
Just weeks after his birth, on May 19th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in front of millions worldwide. It was one of the most highly anticipated events of the century, and people gathered around television sets to watch the historic ceremony unfold.
Following this, the family had yet another wonderful occasion worthy of grand celebration. Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and daughter of Princess Anne, gave birth to her second child.
The sweet baby girl was born at the Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire and weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz. She is the seventh great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and the fourth grandchild for Princess Anne.
Zara and husband, Mike Tindall, have a four-year-old daughter named Mia who is the absolute light of their lives. Now, with their recent addition to the family, they have double the love in their household.
Amid the joy of the birth, they’ve been faced with unforeseen controversy. Not long after the birth, the Tindalls finally announced the name of their newborn daughter: Lena Elizabeth Tindall. The name is an ideal representation of royal class and is equally as beautiful as she.
Despite its timeless beauty, it’s her first name that seems to be drawing the greatest amount of dissension. Millions have found themselves amid heated debates over the precise pronunciation of the little royal’s name.
Her father caught wind of the chatter and immediately stepped to his youngest daughter’s defense. He took to Twitter and posted: “Pronounced like Lay-na.”
From the very moment he posted this comment, debates ceased globally. People immediately began correcting their pronouncing of the name and quickly told others to do the same. Since she was born just two months shy of cousin, Prince Louis, we can only fathom the sweet friendship these two will share in the coming years.
Congratulations to the Tindall family on their newest addition!