Here's how the new royal baby is already a record-breaker

We're very impressed

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We're very impressed

The royal family has certainly had a very busy few months recently, with weddings, babies and public events galore.

Following the arrival of Prince Louis back in April, the royal family have just welcomed another royal baby.

It was announced yesterday that Zara Tindall had given birth to her second child, a baby girl weighing 9lbs 3oz.

The palace announced the birth via a statement reading: 'Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl on 18th June, at Stroud Maternity Unit. Mr Tindall was present at the birth.'

A second tweet confirmed that 'The baby's name will be confirmed in due course.'

The new arrival is the Queen's seventh great-grandchild and fifth great-granddaughter – but did you know this new baby is already a record breaker?

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A baby weighing over 9lbs is already considered fairly heavy, but Zara's baby daughter is fact the heaviest royal baby to be born in over 100 years.

To compare, when Mike and Zara's first child, Mia Grace Tindall, was born back in 2014, she only weighed 7lbs 12oz.

Meanwhile Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis all weighed 8lbs 6oz, 8lbs 3oz and 8lbs 7oz respectively at birth.

The record was previously held by their cousin Savannah Phillips – who you'll recognise from this Buckingham Palace balcony moment at Trooping the Colour – who weighed 8lbs 80z when she was born in 2010.

There's no word on a name for the new little royal yet, but we're sure we'll hear news of a moniker soon.

Congratulations again to Zara and Mike!

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.