Buckingham Palace has said that the Queen's granddaughter, Zara Phillips and her rugby player husband Mike Tindall are expecting their first baby in the New Year.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "Mr and Mrs Mike Tindall are very pleased to announce that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the new year."
It went on: "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."
The couple married in July 2011at Canongate Kirk in Scotland.
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