It's a girl! Royal baby joy for Zara Phillips and rugby husband Mike Tindall
Published 18/01/2014 | 02:30
New royal mum Zara Phillips has returned home from hospital after delivering her as-yet-unnamed baby daughter into the world.
The silver medal-winning Olympian, who is one of Britain's leading equestrian riders, gave birth to her first child early yesterday morning at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with her husband, the former England rugby star Mike Tindall, at her side.
The new royal baby, who weighed 7lbs 12oz and is 16th in line to the throne, is the queen's fourth great grandchild.
"The baby's name will be confirmed in due course."
The new family of three are believed to have headed to their home on the Princess Royal's Gatcombe Park estate.
She took a tumble while competing at the Barbury International Eventing and Show in Marlborough, Wiltshire, a few days before her pregnancy became public knowledge.
But she was described as "fine" by a spokeswoman for Juniper Sport, a PR and sports agency that represents her.
She married Tindall in July 2011.