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Baby girl for Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips

Published on Jan 18, 2014 6:32 AM
In a file picture taken on Oct 23, 2013, Zara Phillips (right), pregnant with her first child with rugby player and husband Mike Tindall, leaves Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London after the christening of Prince George of Cambridge. Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, gave birth to a baby girl on Jan 17, 2014, Buckingham Palace announced. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, Buckingham Palace announced - a first child for the champion horse rider and her rugby star husband Mike Tindall.

The little girl, who has yet to be named, arrives five months after Britain's other royal baby - Prince George, born to Phillips' cousin Prince William and his wife Kate.

"Mrs Michael Tindall today safely delivered a baby girl," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

"Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 3.5kg," it added.

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