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Zara Tindall, Prince William's Cousin, Is Expecting First Child

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While they and the rest of the world eagerly awaits the Duchess of Cambridge‘s going into labor, the Royal Family already has baby news to celebrate.

Prince William‘s cousin, Zara Tindall – commonly known as Zara Phillips – is expecting her first child, due early next year.

The Olympic equestrian, 32, has been married to rugby player Mike Tindall, 33, since July 2011.

A simple statement from the press secretary to Queen Elizabeth, released Monday morning, says, “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.”

On the eve of the announcement, the sporting pair were at Wimbledon to watch Andy Murray win the men’s title – the first time a Brit has won the championships in 77 years.

This will be the third grandchild for the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne, 62 – following Savannah and Isla, the daughters of Zara’s brother Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn.

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