The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall has announced she is expecting her second child with husband Mike Tindall.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the Queen and the royal family are “very pleased” to hear the news.
The couple’s announcement comes as Zara, an equestrian champion, enjoyed a working holiday in Australia with her husband, a former England rugby player.
A spokeswoman for the couple said: “I can confirm Zara is pregnant with her second child.”
The news follows the pair losing a baby in the days before Christmas in 2016, weeks after the couple announced Zara was expecting.
Speaking of the latest pregnancy, the Buckingham Palace spokesman added: “The Queen and members of the royal family were very pleased to hear this news.”
The baby, which is thought to be due in the summer, is expected to be born after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child – which is expected in April.
The child will be the Queen’s seventh great grandchild.
Three-year-old Mia, who is with her parents in Australia, is the couple’s first child.