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The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips is pregnant

Call it royal baby, part deux.

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips is pregnant

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FILE - This is a Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 file photo of Britain´s Queen Elizabeth II´s granddaughter Zara Phillips and her husband rugby player Mike Tindall as they arrive for the British royal family´s traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England. Buckingham Palace said Monday July 8, 2013, that  Queen Elizabeth II´s granddaughter Zara Phillips and rugby star Mike Tindall are expecting their first child in the new year. The 32-year-old Phillips, an Olympian, is the daughter of Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips. The child will be Anne´s third grandchild, as her son, Peter Phillips, has two daughters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
FILE - This is a Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and her husband rugby player Mike Tindall as they arrive for the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England. Buckingham Palace said Monday July 8, 2013, that Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and rugby star Mike Tindall are expecting their first child in the new year. The 32-year-old Phillips, an Olympian, is the daughter of Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips. The child will be Anne's third grandchild, as her son, Peter Phillips, has two daughters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Call it royal baby, part deux.

Queen Elizabeth and the royal family are now expecting two little additions to the brood. Buckingham Palace confirmed to media outlets Monday that Zara Phillips and her rugby star husband Mike Tindall are expecting a child.

Phillips is the daughter of Captain Mark Phillips and Princess Anne. She is also the second-oldest grandkid of Queen Elizabeth II. The 32-year-old Olympian married Tindall in 2011.

The announcement was made ahead of the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child, expected any day now.

In unrelated royal news, the Duke of York became the first member of the fam to open a personal account on Twitter. BBC reports Prince Andrew is tweeting from @TheDukeOfYork and signing off with initials AY. For example, his first tweet, "Welcome to my Twitter account – AY."

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