The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, and husband Mike Tindall are expecting their second child, a spokeswoman for the couple has said.
The Queen and the royal family are “very pleased” to hear the couple’s news, said a Buckingham Palace spokesman.
The announcement came as equestrian champion Zara and former England rugby player Tindall enjoyed a working holiday in Australia.
A spokeswoman for the couple said: “I can confirm Zara is pregnant with her second child.”
The pregnancy comes just over a year since the couple lost a baby in the days before Christmas 2016, just a few weeks after the Tindalls had announced Zara was expecting.