Zara Phillips gives birth to Queen’s fourth great-grandchild with baby girl

11:58 17 January 2014

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall annunced the birth of their first child this monring (Photo:  Stuart Wallace/Sunday Times ROTA)

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall annunced the birth of their first child this monring (Photo: Stuart Wallace/Sunday Times ROTA)

Zara Phillips has given birth to a baby girl this morning, the Queen’s fourth great grandchild, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Father Mike Tindall, the former England rugby star, was present at the birth of his daughter, who weighed 7lbs 12oz.

The baby girl, who is 16th in line to the throne, will not bear a royal title, and will be known as plain Miss Tindall.

A Buckingham Palace statement said: “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.”