Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are expecting a baby

More royal celebrations as it’s announced the Queen’s granddaughter is pregnant

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My, my, my, the British flag is certainly flying high this morning – Kate Middleton is due this month, Andy Murray’s won Wimbledon and now news has emerged that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are expecting their first baby.

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The pair, who married at Canongate Kirk, Scotland in July 2011, will welcome their baby in the New Year, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

Zara is the second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and is an equestrian Olympic silver medalist, while Tindall is famous for his time in the English rugby team.

The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, and members of both families are delighted with the news.

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The baby will be the first child for Mike and Zara and the third grandchild for The Princess Royal, Buckingham Palace confirms.