It has just been announced by Buckingham Palace, only days away from The Duchess of Cambridge’s own due date, that Zara Tindall (previously Phillips) is expecting a child to her husband Mike Tindall.
Zara is the daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and is therefore The Queen’s granddaughter. This will be the young couple’s first child since marrying on 30th July 2011
Buckingham Palace released the following official statement both to reporters and online on their website:
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
TO THE QUEEN
Mr and Mrs Mike Tindall are very pleased to announce that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the New Year.
The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, and members of both families are delighted with the news.
This baby will be the first child for Mike and Zara and the third grandchild for The Princess Royal.