Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.
Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, Zara Phillips, has given
birth to a girl who becomes 16th in line to the British throne,
Buckingham Palace says.
It is Phillips' first child with her rugby-player husband
Mike Tindall and the Queen's fourth great grandchild.
The pair are known in Britain for their sporting success with
Phillips, 32, the 15th in line to the throne, winning an
equestrian silver medal at the London Olympic Games in 2012
and Tindall, 35, the former captain of the England rugby
The palace said in a statement: "Mrs Michael Tindall today
safely delivered a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal
Hospital. Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of
the baby was 7lbs 12oz (3.5 kg).
"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal,
Captain Mark Phillips and Mike's parents, Mr Phillip and Mrs
Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the
news. The baby's name will be confirmed in due course."
Phillips is the only daughter and second child of Princess
Anne, Queen Elizabeth's only daughter. Anne married Olympic
equestrian Mark Phillips in 1973 but they divorced in 1992.
She is now married to retired naval officer Timothy Laurence.
Phillips and Tindall met in Australia during England's Rugby
World Cup campaign in 2003 and married in 2011 in Edinburgh.
Just six weeks after their marriage, CCTV footage showed
Tindall hugging and kissing another woman at a bar in New
Zealand, where his team was competing at the World Cup. He
later apologised and said the woman was "just an old friend".