Grandma approved: Zara Phillips named her daughter after the Queen

Grandma approved: Zara Phillips named her daughter after the Queen

24.05.2022 0 By admin

Elizabeth II, Pfhf Phillips, Mike Tyndall

The eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall finally announced the name of the baby, who was born on June 18 at Stroud Hospital in the West of England. The girl, who was born weighing 4.2 kg, was named a very special name – Lena Elizaveta in honor of her beloved grandmother.

Zara is very close to the Queen, so the couple took a few days off to name their second daughter. Indeed, according to tradition, Elizabeth II must personally approve the names of all the babies of her large family.

Recall that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall already have a four-year-old daughter, Mia . However, in 2016, a great grief happened in the family: the Queen’s granddaughter became pregnant for the second time, but, unfortunately, a month after the announcement of this news, she had a miscarriage.

So the newly-made Lady Lena Elizabeth Tyndall became the seventh among the Queen’s grandchildren and 19th in line to the throne.

The name chosen by the couple surprised the whole of Britain: it is somewhat unexpected as the full name of a member of the royal family. After all, usually “Lena” is derived from the longer “Elena (Helena)”. That was the name of the third daughter of Queen Victoria: a princess who lived from 1846 to 1923.

On This Day In History . May 25, 1846 Princess Helena of the United Kingdom was born. . ◼ She was the third daughter & fifth child of the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria, & her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha. . . Miscellaneous facts about Helena. ◼ Helena had a firm interest in nursing, & became President of the British Nurses’ Association (RBNA) upon its foundation in 1887. In 1891, it received the prefix “Royal”, & received the Royal Charter the following year. . ◼ She was a strong supporter of nurse registration, an issue that was opposed by both Florence Nightingale & leading public figures. . ◼ In a speech Helena made in 1893, she made clear that the RBNA was working towards “improving the education & status of those devoted & self-sacrificing women whose whole lives have been devoted to tending the sick, the suffering, & the dying” (Although the RBNA was in favor of registration as a means of enhancing & guaranteeing the professional status of trained nurses, its incorporation with the Privy Council allowed it to maintain a list rather than a formal register of nurses). . . . #OnThisDayInHistory #ThisDayInHistory #TheYear1846 #Princess #PrincessHelena #PrincessHelenaoftheUnitedKingdom #History #d25may #HouseofSaxeCoburgandGotha #Royalty #HerRoyalHighness #Monarchy #BritishMonarchy

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However, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall explained that there is no hidden meaning in choosing a name: they just like it. True, the happy father explained to reporters that the name of his youngest daughter should be pronounced like “Layna”.

By the way, not only the younger Tyndall became Elizabeth. The official name of Prince William’s wife is Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Princess Charlotte, Lena’s second cousin and middle child of the Dukes of Cambridge, is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Princess Beatrice, Princess Anne and Zara Phillips herself are also Elizabeths: this is one of their middle names.

In such a company, little Lena Elizabeth will definitely not be bored! And most importantly – great-grandmother is happy!

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