There’s another royal baby on-the-way.
While the world awaits the arrival of Kate Middleton‘s firstborn child, Prince William‘s first cousin, Zara Phillips is also expecting. On Monday, July 8, Queen Elizabeth’s eldest granddaughter announced that she and husband of nearly two years, rugby player Mike Tindall, expect their first child.
“Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tindall are very pleased to announced that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the New Year,” a rep for Buckingham Palace confirms with Us Weekly.
The 32-year-old mum-to-be – who is an Olympic equestrian – is the daughter of Princess Royal Anne and first husband Captain Phillips and is currently 14th in line for the British throne.
The statement continues: “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.”
The baby will be Queen Elizabeth’s fourth great-grandchild.
Zara, who won a silver medal at the London Olympics last July, has not yet slowed down much. The royal mum-to-be competed in two horse-riding events over the weekend, finishing in fourth place at the Saturday Open Novice competition with her steed, CG Master Lux.