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Zara Tindall's royal baby announcement criticized for being 'sexist' — here's why

Zara Tindall has given birth to her second child, but some people weren’t happy about the birth announcement. (Photo: Getty)

The latest royal family birth announcement has caused something of a stir.

On June 18, Zara Tindall, granddaughter of the queen and daughter of Princess Anne, gave birth to a baby girl. This is her second child with her husband, Mike Tindall, with whom she also has a 4-year-old daughter, Mia.

Palace officials confirmed the happy news via a statement released on Twitter, but some people weren’t happy about the language used in the announcement, which has been accused of being out-dated and “sexist.”


The birth announcement references the royal, an equestrian who won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics, by her married name, Mrs. Michael Tindall. Some felt it was too formal and “archaic,” particularly in light of her own accomplishments and prestige.

Despite the backlash, many other royalists also used the opportunity to offer their congratulations to the couple on their newborn.

The new addition, who is Queen Elizabeth’s seventh great-grandchild, is yet to be named but an announcement will be made “in due course.”

She is the second new addition to the royal family this year after the birth of her second cousin, Prince Louis, on April 23.

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