‘ARCHAIC!’ Zara Tindall birth sparks GENDER ROW as palace calls new mum ‘Mrs Mike Tindall’
ZARA Tindall’s birth of her second royal baby has sparked a furious s^xism row after Buckingham Palace referred to the new mum by her husband’s name – “Mrs Michael Tindall” – to confirm the news.
The palace caused outrage when it wrote – using a traditional phrase – “Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl” to formally announce the birth of Zara and her rugby star husband’s baby girl on Monday.
Furious royal fans quickly took to Twitter to attack royal chiefs for using the “archaic description” and to remind them that the Queen’s granddaughter does, in fact, have her own name.
One user wrote: “Why is Zara referred to as Mrs Michael Tindall? Very bizarre in the 21st Century. Is Buck House not aware of #MeToo?”
Another said: “Shocked at the @RoyalFamily Could they not afford Zara Tindall the dignity of her own name? She’s just grown and birthed a baby.
“The woman deserves her own identity. MRS MICHAEL TINDALL?! Wow.”
A Twitter user posted: “What’s with these archaic birth announcements from @KensingtonRoyal ‘Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl’
“Are you kidding me? Mrs Michael Tindall?? The baby was delivered via Ms Zara Phillips / Tindall’s #vagina and her name doesn’t even get mentioned????”
Another added: “Congratulations to them! ‘Mrs Michael Tindall’ sounds archaic as a description for a spirited high-achieving individual like Zara though!”
The woman deserves her own identity. MRS MICHAEL TINDALL?! Wow
The use of the husband’s name to refer to his wife is formal tradition, which dates back centuries.
Zara, 37, welcomed a a baby girl, weighing 9lbs 3oz, into the world on Monday with her husband Mike Tindall by her side.
She gave birth to the royal baby at Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire.
Zara, the Queen’s granddaughter, and rugby star Mike are already parents to adorable four-year-old Mia.
The new baby is 19th in line to the throne and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s seventh great-grandchild, who are “delighted” at the news.
She is the heaviest royal baby in more than 100 years.
The previous record holder was Prince Louis who weighed 8lbs and 6oz when he was born on April 23 this year.
Buckingham Palace has declined to comment following the reaction.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK