The following statement was issued by The Queen's press secretary.
|The British Monarchy|
Mike Tindall expressed his joy via Twitter.
|Mike Tindall Twitter Feed|
As the couple elected not to find out the gender of their baby, it is thought they will take some time to choose her name. Elizabeth and Victoria are very much frontrunners amongst media outlets at the moment. Zara and Mike's baby is Her Majesty's fourth great-grandchild and 16th in line to the throne; she will not bear a title. Many of you will recall Zara is a godmother to Prince George, and it will be interesting to see if the couple ask The Duke or Duchess of Cambridge to become a godparent to their daughter.
Congratulations Mike and Zara! :)
We have one other news story to share with you today and it concerns another member of the British Royal Family. In a surprising and unexpected announcement, Kensington Palace revealed Prince Harry has quit his role as an Apache helicopter in favour of a London desk job organising ceremonial events. The Prince will remain a commissioned officer in the Household Cavalry, but will also take up a staff officer role at Horse Guards next week.
|Prince Henry of Wales Official Website|
Of course, the announcement has driven the Harry and Cressida engagement rumours into overdrive!