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.
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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.