Palace: Queen's granddaughter Zara has baby girl
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Britain's Zara Phillips and her horse High Kingdom compete in the show-jumping phase of the equestrian eventing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in this file photo dated Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Greenwich Park in London. Buckingham Palace announced Friday Jan, 17, 2014, that Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall have given birth to a 7 pounds, 12 ounces (3.5 kilograms) baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)
Britain's Zara Phillips and her horse High Kingdom compete in the show-jumping phase of the equestrian eventing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in this file photo dated Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Greenwich Park in London. Buckingham Palace announced Friday Jan, 17, 2014, that Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall have given birth to a 7 pounds, 12 ounces (3.5 kilograms) baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)
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Zara Phillips and her husband rugby player Mike Tindall in this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, as they arrive for a traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England. Buckingham Palace announced Friday Jan, 17, 2014, that Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have given birth to a 7 pounds, 12 ounces (3.5 kilograms) baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
Zara Phillips and her husband rugby player Mike Tindall in this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, as they arrive for a traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England. Buckingham Palace announced Friday Jan, 17, 2014, that Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have given birth to a 7 pounds, 12 ounces (3.5 kilograms) baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips has given birth to a baby girl, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The child is 16th in line to the British throne.

The baby was born at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in western England and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces (3.5 kilograms). The palace said her name would be released "in due course."

This is the first child for Phillips and her husband, rugby player Mike Tindall, and a fourth great-grandchild for the queen. The palace said Tindall was present at the birth.

In a statement, the palace said the queen, her husband Prince Philip and the baby's grandparents "are delighted with the news."

The 32-year-old Phillips, an equestrian who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics, is the daughter of the queen's daughter Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips.

The queen's other great-grandchildren are 6-month-old Prince George, son of Prince William and his wife Catherine; and the two daughters of Zara's brother Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn.



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