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Zara Tindall fury: Princess Anne's next grandchild denied royal title through ancient rule

Zara Tindall may 'turn down' offer from Queen says expert

Zara Tindall's child will not "automatically receive the royal status" because of a traditional rule, a royal commentator has revealed. Princess Anne's daughter is currently pregnant and expected to give birth to her third baby in the spring. Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie discussed why the Queen's granddaughter will have to secure an offer from the monarch in order to give her child an HRH.

Ms Bowie told listeners: "Mia is the fourth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.

"She just turned seven, but she doesn't have a title.

"This is the same as Zara and her brother, Peter Phillips, who don't have one either.

"Quick reminder: only a monarch's grandchildren through sons automatically receive the royal status."

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Zara Tindall fury: Princess Anne's next grandchild denied royal title through ancient rule (Image: GETTY)

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Princess Anne's daughter is currently pregnant and expected to give birth to her third baby. (Image: GETTY)

She continued: "Although the Queen offered to Princess Anne.

"She turned down her offer of courtesy titles for her two children."

The Queen currently has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice all have traditional titles through their fathers, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew respectively.

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Ms Bowie said: 'Only a monarch's grandchildren through sons automatically receive the royal status.' (Image: GETTY)

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Princess Anne's children, Zara and Peter, are the only ones with no title at all. (Image: GETTY)

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Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, are known this way as their parents, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, opted for courtesy titles instead of the HRH.

Princess Anne's children, Zara and Peter, are the only ones with no title at all.

The Princess Royal explained her decision in a candid interview with Vanity Fair that marked her turning 70 in 2020.

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ZARA TINDALL ACHIEVEMENTS (Image: EXPRESS)

She had said: “I think it was probably easier for them, and I think most people would argue that there are downsides to having titles so I think that was probably the right thing to do.”

As for the Queen's great-grandchildren, those with official titles are even fewer.

Only Prince William's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are known as HRH.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, passed on one for their son Archie Harrison even though he was entitled to one.

Peter Phillips' daughters, Savannah and Isla, and Zara's own pair are not automatically allowed titles, but were offered by the Queen.

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