The British Royal family's numbers are growing! Even as Kate Middleton's due date nears, it's been announced by Buckingham Palace that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are expecting their first baby together. Zara's mother is Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, Anne,
The Palace said in
a statement announcing the news, using Zara's married name, "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."
British Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman added, "The Prime Minister will
send his very, very best wishes to the happy couple."
Zara and Mike were married in 2011 and have always been open about wanting to start a family. But life's been busy, particularly as Zara is an Olympic-winning eventing champ and Mike an ex-England rugby captain.
As of now, Zara is 14th in line to the throne but does not hold a royal