Zara Tindall marked for ‘untraditional royal life’ thanks to Prince Charles suggestion | Royal | News (Reports)

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Zara Tindall’s naming “set the precedence for a remarkably unroyal life”, royal commentators have claimed. The birth of Princess Anne’s daughter marked a difference in the upbringing of royal children. Experts spoke to Channel 5 documentary, ‘Zara & Anne: Like Mother, Like Daughter’, about the influence that Prince Charles had.

Narrator Jennifer Saayeng told viewers: “From the very outset, the Queen’s first granddaughter was marked out for a very untraditional royal life.

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“Firstly, in her name.”

Vanity Fair Royal Editor Katie Nicholl added: “Zara is quite untraditional, it was an unusual choice for a royal name.

“I suppose the very naming of Zara with such an unusual, and in many ways, unroyal name, perhaps set the precedence for a remarkably unroyal life.”

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She continued: “That’s what Zara had enjoyed when you look at it.”

Royal commentator Wesley Kerr told Channel 5: “Zara lives up to her name, which means ‘bright as the dawn’.

“I think it was a very imaginative suggestion.

“It came from Anne’s favourite brother, Prince Charles.”

The motivation being that she wanted Peter and Zara to be free from the burden of royal life.

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The decision has been one that the Princess Royal does not regret.

She claimed as much during a rare interview in 2020 to mark her 70th year.

Anne told Vanity Fair: “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.”

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