On Friday, Queen Elizabeth II shared some exciting news with the world. She announced that her seventh great-grandchild will be born this summer!
Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, is expecting a child with her husband, Mike. Tindall is the daughter of Princess Anne, and this will be her second child with her husband.
The Buckingham Palace released a statement. They said, "The Queen and members of the royal family were very pleased to hear this news."
This will be Queen Elizabeth II's seventh great-grandchild. Prince Wiliam and Kate Middleton have two children and are welcoming a third in the spring, Zara Tindall currently has one child, and Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, have two children.
The news comes a year after the couple made a sad announcement about a miscarriage. Mike Tindall opened up about that experience, and about how having their toddler, Mia, helped during the loss.
Mike said that they were "very lucky that we already had Mia, so you immediately go home from the hospital and there's a three-year-old causing carnage and it immediately takes your mind off it. But it was an eye-opener for how many people go through it."
Zara and Mike married in 2011. Zara is one of the top equestrians in the U.K. and has several awards to show for it. According to BBC, she won the Eventing World Championship in 2006 and the same year was named the BBC Sports Personality. In the 2012 London Olympics, the royal won a silver medal. Mike is an accomplished athlete as well and won the 2003 Rugby World Cup with England.
If Mike and Zara's baby comes after Prince William and Kate's third child, as expected, he or she will be the 19th in line to the throne. Congrats to the growing royal family! In other recent news, an actress who starred with Robert De Niro passed away at 64.