Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

Zara Phillips has given birth to a healthy baby girl


Zara Phillips has given birth to a healthy baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Zara and her husband Mike Tindall, who is a former England rugby player, have yet to decide on a name for their daughter who is now 16th in line to the throne.

This is the first child for Zara and Mike, who were married in a lavish ceremony in July 2011, and the fourth great-grandchild for the Queen. Aww.

Zara Phillips in her wedding dress

Buckingham Palace released a statement saying: 'The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.'

Zara is the second-eldest grandchild of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and is a well-known and respected equestrian. 

It looks like Prince George has a new playmate, and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has a new coffee morning companion. Jealous!

By Olivia Marks

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