She’s barely two months old, but Mia Tindall – the Queen’s fourth great-grandchild – is already following in the footsteps of her sports-loving parents, Mike and Zara.
“She has her first pair of wellies and her first trainers,” Olympic silver medal winning equestrian Zara, 32, reveals to Hello! as she and her rugby-playing husband Mike, 35, introduce their daughter to the world.
With tufts of brown hair and chubby cheeks, she’s a true beauty, and the couple still can’t believe she’s theirs. “She’s pretty relaxed and happy so far. She’s cool, but then perhaps all parents say that,” says Zara.
“Having her has been awesome so far,” adds Mike, who adds the day of her birth was the “best day of my life.”
Mia Grace was born on Jan. 17 weighing seven pounds and 12 ounces. She has no royal title but is 16th in line to the throne. So like Zara, the new arrival will always pique popular fascination, while enjoying the freedom to make her own way in the world.
Indeed, in many ways, the Tindalls seem like a normal family. They call home the countryside in Gloucestershire and are happiest outdoors. Mia has already attended an eventing competition with her mother and watched her father play. ‘It’s great while Zara is not competing at weekends, she can come to watch my games,” says a proud Mike.
He and Zara are loving parenthood so much, they are hoping to have another baby down the road. But for the moment, they are content to dote on their little princess. “I still keep looking at Mia and thinking, “Oh! We made that,” says Zara.