Excitement As Royal Baby News Announced: “Queen Delighted”

Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their second child. The Queen’s equestrian champion granddaughter and the former England rugby player are said to be thrilled.

“Mike and Zara are expecting another baby,” their spokeswoman said. The couple, who live on the Princess Royal’s Gatcombe Park country estate in Gloucestershire, already have a daughter called Mia Grace, who is nearly three.

The baby is due around late spring and will be the Queen and Prince Philip’s sixth great-grandchild and second cousin to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and members of the Royal Family are delighted with the news.”