UPDATE (12/28) — After confirming her pregnancy at the end of November, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, has some sad news. The royal family confirmed on Christmas Eve that the 35-year-old had suffered a miscarriage.
“Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby,” said the family’s representative. “At this difficult time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy.”
(11/30) — Good news for Queen Elizabeth! She already has five great-grandchildren, but a new royal baby is on its way.
Zara Tindall, daughter of Prince Charles’s younger sister, Princess Anne, recently announced that she and her rugby player husband Mark Tindall are expecting another child. The couple already has one daughter, Mia, who was born in 2014.
“Gan-Gan,” as Princess Charlotte and Prince George call Queen Elizabeth, is “delighted” about the news, DailyMail.co.uk reports, as are Kate Middleton and Prince William.
According to the BBC, the baby is due next spring. Until then, Princess Charlotte is the youngest royal.
Mike Tindall took to Twitter to confirm the news.
Just a quick one to say thank you for the messages. We are very very happy about the little one on its way. 2017 is already starting well!!— mike tindall (@miketindall13) November 30, 2016
Congratulations to the growing family!
NEXT: See the rest of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren.
01 Queen Elizabeth With Grandkids
The Youngest Grandkids and Great-Grandchildren
This now-famous portrait is filled with adorable little children, but only has two of the queen's eight grandchildren. Meet the rest...
02 Peter Phillips Then And Now
Peter Phillips - born in 1977
He’s Queen Elizabeth II’s first grandchild, the older child of Anne, Princess Royal, and Mark Phillips. He’s a married father of two little girls.
03 Zara Tindall Then And Now
Zara (Phillips) Tindall - born in 1981
She’s Queen Elizabeth II’s first granddaughter, the younger child of Anne, Princess Royal, and Mark Phillips. She’s a married mother of one little girl.
04 Prince William Then And Now
Prince William - born in 1982
Although he's set to become king one day, the firstborn son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was Queen Elizabeth II's third grandchild. He is a married father of two.
05 Prince Harry Then And Now
Prince Harry - born in 1984
He's the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
06 Princess Beatrice Then And Now
Princess Beatrice - born in 1988
She's the older child of Prince Andrew and his ex Sarah Ferguson.
07 Princess Eugenie Then And Now
Princess Eugenie - born in 1990
She's the younger child of Prince Andrew and his ex Sarah Ferguson.
08 Lady Louise Windsor Then And Now
Lady Louise Windsor - born in 2003
She's the older child of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Essex.
09 James Viscount Severn
James, Viscount Severn - born in 2007
He's the younger child of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Essex. He's currently Queen Elizabeth II's youngest grandchild.
10 Savannah Phillips
Savannah Phillips - born in 2010
She's Queen Elizabeth II's oldest great-grandchild, the older child of the queen’s oldest grandchild, Peter, and his wife, Autumn Phillips.
11 Isla Phillips Then And Now
Isla Phillips - born in 2012
She’s the younger child of Peter and Autumn Phillips.
12 Prince George Then And Now
Prince George - born in 2013
He's the older child of Prince William and Kate Middleton and is Queen Elizabeth II's only great-grandson.
13 Mia Tindall
Mia Tindall - born in 2014
She's the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II's oldest granddaughter, Zara Tindall, and her husband, Mike Tindall.
14 Princess Charlotte Then And Now
Princess Charlotte - born in 2015
The younger child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, she's currently Queen Elizabeth II's youngest great-grandchild.