Lena turns 6! How Zara and Mike Tindall's middle child has given Prince Louis a run for his money with her playful antics - and takes after her father on the sporting front

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Zara and Mike Tindall are celebrating their mischievous middle child's sixth birthday today.

Lena Elizabeth Tindall was born on June 18, 2018, at the Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire, weighing 9lbs 3oz.

While her name might be considered an unconventional choice for a member of the Royal Family, it actually echoes Princess Helena, the fifth child of Queen Victoria.

Her middle name pays tribute to her great grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II.

It was reported that the Duke of Sussex was chosen as the young royal's godfather.

He and Meghan Markle attended Lena's christening at St Nicholas Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, in March 2019.

Lena takes after her father in enjoying rugby and plays for a local youth side.

And despite not having a royal title, Lena has made her presence known in the Royal Family with her playful antics.

She's often caught pulling faces or causing a stir on royal outings, giving Prince Louis, also six, a run for his money.

Lena Tindall attends the traditional Easter Sunday Mattins Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in 2023. She turns six today

Lena Tindall attends the traditional Easter Sunday Mattins Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in 2023. She turns six today

Lena sits next to her mother Zara Tindall at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on The Mall in 2022, as Prince William sits alongside his eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in front

Lena sits next to her mother Zara Tindall at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on The Mall in 2022, as Prince William sits alongside his eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in front

Lena made her first official appearance during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

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There she joined her sister, Mia, 10, and cousins when they attended the Jubilee Pageant.

The families were all seen to be having fun while watching the parade, but when Lena tried to pass her bag of sweets to Princess Charlotte, chaos broke out.

Both Savannah Phillips, 14, and Prince Louis tried to help themselves to one of the treats, earning a stern glare from Lena as she withdrew the bag and kept it away from them.

She then walked in between the seats to offer Prince George one of the candies.

Lena currently holds the 23rd position in the official line of succession to the British throne, behind her sister and ahead of her three-year-old brother, Lucas.

Chaos broke out when Lena revealed a bag of sweets that attracted attention from her cousins

Chaos broke out when Lena revealed a bag of sweets that attracted attention from her cousins

Zara carries daughter Lena on her shoulders as they attend the 2019 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in 2019

Zara carries daughter Lena on her shoulders as they attend the 2019 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in 2019

Lena and hear father Mike Tindall ride on a Ferris wheel at the 2022 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

Lena and hear father Mike Tindall ride on a Ferris wheel at the 2022 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

Isla Phillips (left) and Savannah Phillips (right) walk holding hands with their cousin Lena Tindall in 2019

Isla Phillips (left) and Savannah Phillips (right) walk holding hands with their cousin Lena Tindall in 2019

Lena enjoys an ice cream while visiting the fun fair at The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing in Gatcombe in 2023

Lena enjoys an ice cream while visiting the fun fair at The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing in Gatcombe in 2023

Lena Tindall attends the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in 2023 with her parents

Lena Tindall attends the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in 2023 with her parents

Lena plays on a bungee trampoline at the 2023 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

Lena plays on a bungee trampoline at the 2023 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

Her father previously revealed that she takes after him in enjoying rugby.

The former England international told the BBC's One Show that Lena, then four, was playing with a local under six side.

Speaking of Lena and Mia, who also plays rugby, Mike said: 'It's always hard through winter when it's cold to get them out the door.'

He added: 'I've found with the girls, that battle to still go and get muddy is still a battle. Once they are there, they're okay.'

Lena Tindall attends the 2019 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, Stroud

Lena Tindall attends the 2019 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, Stroud

Lena pictured at the Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire in May 2024

Lena pictured at the Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire in May 2024

Royal cousins, Lena Tindall, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips attend the 2024 New Year's Day race day at Cheltenham

Royal cousins, Lena Tindall, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips attend the 2024 New Year's Day race day at Cheltenham

Mike and Lena arrive at St Mary Magdalene Church on December 25, 2023

Mike and Lena arrive at St Mary Magdalene Church on December 25, 2023

Lena and her mother Zara attend the New Year's Day race day at Cheltenham in 2023

Lena and her mother Zara attend the New Year's Day race day at Cheltenham in 2023

When Lena was born, a Palace statement said: 'Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl on 18th June, at Stroud Maternity Unit.

'Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 9lbs 3oz.

'The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike's parents, Mr Philip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby's name will be confirmed in due course.

'This baby is the second child for Zara and Mike, the fourth grandchild for The Princess Royal and the seventh great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.'

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