Zara Phillips, Prince William’s cousin, is pregnant with her first child

As Kate Middleton is anxiously awaiting the moment she will give birth to her first child, another couple in the royal family is making an important announcement.

Zara Phillips, Prince William’s cousin, is pregnant with her first child and she is due early next year.

“Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tindall are very pleased to announce that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the New Year,” a statement from the press secretary to Queen Elizabeth read.

“The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, Mr. Phillip and Mrs. Linda Tindall, and members of both families are delighted with the news.”

The couple has been married since July 2011.