ZARA Phillips gave birth to a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital this morning.

The Queen's granddaughter, who lives on her mother Princess Anne's Gatcombe Park estate near Minchinhampton, gave birth to the 7lb 12oz baby with her husband Mike Tindall at her side.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.

"This baby is the first child for Zara and Mike, the third grandchild for The Princess Royal and the fourth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and is 16th line to the Throne."