It has been announced that the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, is pregnant with her second child.
Mrs Tindall, who is married to former England rugby player Mike Tindall, will give birth to her second child in the Spring of 2017.
Both Mr and Mrs Tindall are said to be “thrilled” by the news.
The couple’s first child, Mia, was born in January 2014 and is now nearly three years old.
The new baby will be The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth great-grandchild, and will be Princess Anne’s fourth grandchild.
When born, the baby will become 18th-in-line to the throne.
Zara, who married Mike in July 2011 at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, admitted Mia came earlier than they initially planned.
“It probably happened quicker than we thought – bit of a shock, really.”
There has been no reaction from members of The Royal Family of this news.
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