Queen's Granddaughter Zara Tindall & Husband Mike Tindall Expecting Baby No. 2

The two are parents to 2-year-old daughter Mia Grace Tindall

By Corinne Heller Nov 30, 2016 3:33 PMTags
Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall, Zara TindallBradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Another Royal baby is on the way!

Zara Tindall, one of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren and cousin to Prince William and Prince Harry, and husband Mike Tindall are expecting their second child.

A spokesperson for the couple announced the news Wednesday, adding that the new baby will be born around late spring.

"The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and members of the Royal Family are delighted with the news," a Buckingham Palace statement said.

Zara, a 35-year-old champion equestrian who made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games, and Mike, a 38-year-old former England rugby player, wed in 2011. They are parents to daughter Mia Grace Tindall, 2. The couple debuted the first photo of the child on the cover of Hello! magazine in March 2014.

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Zara is 16th in line to the British throne. Her mother is the queen's only daughter and second of four children, Anne, Princess Royal, whose older brother is William and Harry's father, Prince Charles.

Zara, formerly known as Zara Phillips, is one of the queen's eight grandchildren. Her and Mike's new baby will be the ceremonial monarch's sixth great-grandchild. The child will also be a second cousin to William and wife Kate Middleton's children Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 1.

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