Zara Tindall reveals the one thing her family will enjoy - that Catherine and William can't

Zara Tindall may be a part of the royal family, but she's admitted that there are a few differences between her and her cousins, William and Harry.

The mum-of-two was discussing the name of her adorable new baby daughter, who she and husband Mike named Lena Elizabeth.

And Zara confessed that she and Mike enjoy a privilege that Prince William and Catherine did not, when it came to naming their new arrivals.

Equestrian champion Zara admitted, "We were able to be more adventurous than say, William", with their baby's name choice.

She was likely referring to the fact that she is 17th-in-line to the throne, and so highly unlikely to ever become Queen.

Prince William on the other hand is second-in-line, and so will eventually become King.

William and Catherine are therefore required much more to fit in with royal protocol, as direct heirs to the throne. Zara and her family on the other hand, do not even hold official royal titles, despite the Princess Royal being her mother.

Zara went on to discuss the pronunciation of her baby daughter's name - and share some insight into why they chose it.

She said, "It's pronounced Lay-na. We chose it because it's a name we both like. It's also similar to Mia's because it's distinct, not shortened from another name."

Mike Tindall also recently opened up about the family's new arrival, sharing how the rest of the family are enjoying the new addition.

Praising his wife, he said, "Zara's doing really well. She's always amazing and she's been fantastic again."

Former rugby star Mike also spoke a bit about their three-year-old daughter Mia's bond with Lena. He said, "And Mia has been a good big sister and is really enjoying it.

"We'll see what happens when Lena starts crawling around and getting a bit more attention. A few years down the line it'll be brilliant for them [to be playmates]."

He however confessed that welcoming a newborn has taken some adapting.

"It's like being a new dad again. It's great. You sort of forget what it was like. Having been through it with Mia, you try and remember, but it's always a bit of a shock. There are a few reminders in there, though."

Amy Hunt

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