Who Is Mia Tindall, and Why the Heck Isn’t She in the Royal Wedding Party?

She's just as cute as Princess Charlotte — and was totally snubbed.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced all 10 members of their royal wedding party this morning, and their crew couldn't be cuter. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will walk down the aisle as expected, but a few royal children did not make the cut. Mia Tindall, the adorable 4-year-old daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, surprisingly won't serve as a flower girl in the ceremony.

Mom Zara Tindall is Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter and Prince Harry's cousin. She's currently pregnant with her second child with former rugby player Mike Tindall, but their firstborn is already known to steal the spotlight. Born on January 17, 2014, Mia Grace Tindall is 18th in line to the throne and tied for first with all of the royal children in terms of absolute cuteness.

While's she's a member of the royal family, she's not a princess for a specific reason. Only a monarch's grandchildren through sons automatically receive royal status, but Princess Anne also turned down Queen Elizabeth II's offer of courtesy titles for her two children, Zara and Peter Phillips.

“I’m very lucky that both my parents decided to not use the title and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do,” Zara said in a .

Mia seems to be doing just fine without one too. Her sweet antics in the Queen's 90th birthday portrait (she's the one holding her great-grandma's handbag!) endeared her to plenty of new fans previously unfamiliar with the extended royal family tree.

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And just look at her being generally adorable and perfect 24/7.

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Mia's age and relation to the royal family made her a prime contender for a flower girl alongside 3-year-old Princess Charlotte. However, Ivy Mulroney, 4; Remi Litt, 6; her sister Rylan Witt, 7; Florence van Cutsem, 3; and Zalie Warren, 2, will instead join Kate Middleton's daughter as flower girls. Prince George, 4; twins Brian and John Mulroney, 7; and Jasper Dyer, 6, will all be page boys.

British wedding parties typically include children and sometimes adults, of told GoodHousekeeping.com. While Meghan Markle decided against having a maid of honor, she did choose all three of her best friend Jessica Mulroney's children for important roles, as well as her goddaugthers Remi and Rylan Litt.

The group also includes Prince Harry's godsons Jasper Dyer and goddaughters Florence van Cutsem and Zalie Warren, but it's the bride who primarily picks the wedding party, according to . It's possible that the omission of Mia stems from the fact that Meghan doesn't know her very well, if at all. Plus, 10 kiddos can prove quite the handful already.

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Prince Harry gives Mia Tindall a hug on the sidelines of the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy Match on June 18, 2016 in Tetbury, England.
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Mia's not the only royal toddler left out. Her cousins Isla Phillips, 6, and Savannah Phillips, 7, will also likely watch the wedding from the audience. They're Peter and Autumn Phillips's two daughters, and also granddaughters of Princess Anne like Mia. (Psst, if you're having trouble keeping the family tree straight, check out this guide.)

Fingers crossed that some of these tiny cuties get their chance to walk down the aisle in Princess Eugenie's wedding this October!

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