Princess Anne, 70, will be delighted by the news her daughter Zara Tindall, 39, is expecting her third child with husband Mike. Princess Anne lives near to both her children in Gloucestershire and is said to be a hands-on grandmother.
Princess Anne family tree
Princess Anne is the second child of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip, 99.
Anne married her first husband Captain Mark Phillips in 1973.
They welcomed their first child Peter Phillips, 42, on November 15, 1977.
Princess Anne family tree: How many grandchildren does Princess Anne have?
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Princess Anne family tree: Anne with granddaughters Mia, Isla and Savannah
Zara was born several years later on May 15 1981.
Anne and Mark Phillips divorced on April 23, 1992.
Anne married her current husband Timothy Laurence in December 1992.
Anne and Timothy do not have any children together.
Princess Anne family tree: Anne has four grandchildren and a fifth on the way
How many grandchildren does Princess Anne have?
Princess Anne currently has four grandchildren and a fifth on the way.
Zara Tindall and Mike have two daughters – Lena, two, and Mia, six, and Zara is pregnant with their first child.
Zara’s big brother Peter also has two daughters – Savannah, nine, and Isla, eight.
Both Zara and Peter live on the Gatcombe Park estate that was gifted to Princess Anne by the Queen following her marriage to Mark Phillips.
Princess Anne lives in the main stately home Gatcombe House while her children live in cottages on the grounds.
Zara and Peter’s daughters have regular playdates together and Mia is learning to ride ponies with her cousins Savannah and Isla.
Princess Anne family tree: Zara Tindall and Mike are expecting their third child
Where will Princess Anne spend Christmas?
From December 23 to 27 Covid-19 restrictions will be relaxed across the UK allowing up to three households to bubble-up for Christmas.
During the five-day period, newly formed bubbles should not mix with other households.
Zara and Peter could join Princess Anne with their respective families for the Christmas period at Gatcombe House.
Anne may wish to mark the holiday with all her grandchildren present and will be able to do so without breaching Government guidelines.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK