Thursday, 30 December 2010

First great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace has announced (external link) the birth of a daughter to Peter and Autumn Phillips at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital today.
The child, whose name has not yet been confirmed, is the first grandchild of Anne, the Princess Royal, and the first great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and the Duke of Edinburgh. She takes her place as twelth in line to the throne of the United Kingdom and the other countries of which her great-grandmother is monarch.
It is the first time since the days of Queen Victoria that a British monarch sees the birth of a great-grandchild, although queens consort Alexandra, Mary and Elizabeth all became great-grandmothers in their widowhood.

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