The Queen is said to be overjoyed after learning that she is to become a great-grandmother for the first time.
Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn are expecting their first child in December, Buckingham Palace confirmed yesterday.
Mr Phillips and his Canadian-born wife, both 32, said in a statement: “Peter and Autumn Phillips are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in December. ‘The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh as well as Autumn’s family have been informed and are delighted with the news.”
The couple are living in Hong Kong where Mr Phillips works in the sponsorship division of the Royal Bank of Scotland. It is not known if they will return to the UK for the birth.
The couple wed in May 2008. Their decision to accept £500,000 from Hello! magazine for exclusive use of photographs of their wedding ceremony – featuring the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and royal girlfriends Kate Middleton and Chelsy Davy – caused some controversy.
Article: Daily Mail
- William & Kate to Marry in 2012?
- The Queen Welcomes First Great-Grandchild
- Savannah Phillips, the Queen’s First Great-Grandchild
- Zara & Peter Phillips Attend Friend’s Wedding
- Royal Cousins at Gatcombe 2010