Zara and Tindall announce pregnancy
The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips and her husband former England rugby star Mike Tindall have announced they are expecting their first baby in the new year.
The birth will follow the keenly anticipated arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby, which is expected in the coming days.
The Queen is said to be "delighted" about another addition to her family, believed to be due in January, as are Zara and Mike's parents.
David Cameron's official spokesman described the announcement as "quite terrific news", telling reporters: "The Prime Minister will send his very, very best wishes to the happy couple."
Zara, a silver medal-winning Olympian, is one of Britain's leading equestrian riders. The royal took a tumble while competing at the Barbury International Eventing and Show in Marlborough, Wiltshire, a few days ago.
But she was described as "fine" by a spokeswoman for Juniper Sport, a PR and sports agency that represents Ms Phillips.
The spokeswoman added that Zara was one of the many famous faces at Wimbledon on Sunday to see Andy Murray make history by winning the men's title.
Buckingham Palace, using Zara's married name, said in short statement: "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. This baby will be the first child for Mike and Zara and the third grandchild for the Princess Royal."
A palace spokeswoman added that the Queen had obviously been made aware about the good news and was also "delighted".