It's a girl: Queen Elizabeth announces first great-grandchild
December 30th, 2010
05:13 PM ET

It's a girl: Queen Elizabeth announces first great-grandchild

The British monarchy has welcomed a royal bundle of joy, Buckingham Palace said in a press release Thursday.

Autumn Phillips, wife of Peter Phillips, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, gave birth to a girl on Wednesday at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, according to the statement.

The baby, whose name will be announced at a later date, is the queen's first great-grandchild. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

Peter Phillips, the baby's father, was present at the birth, the palace said.

Phillips, 33, is the son of Princess Anne, the second child and only daughter of the queen. He married the Canadian-born Autumn Kelly in May 2008.

Peter and his younger sister have no royal titles and perform no royal duties. They are the cousins of Princes William and Harry, the second and third in line to the throne, respectively.

The new baby is 12th in line to the throne.

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  1. Gail Snail

    What a wonderful way to begin a new year than with a new baby. Congrats to Peter & Autumn Phillips on the birth of their daughter.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. calmncool

    Here we go again – telling the rest of the world how to live. And what's with the crazies on here this morning? Have we been invaded by the Troll Network?

    December 31, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jacques

    For all those here criticizing the Royal family, unless you are British or a citizen of a commonwealth country it really has nothing to do with you and your opinions are completely baseless. Why is it that americans feel that they have the right to tell everyone else in the world what they should do but yet cannot clean up their own filthy little messes? God save the Queen!

    December 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      @ Jacques, get the h3ll off our American board! It's none of your freakin business what we think or say.

      December 31, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      With that said...congrats to the Royal Family! I wish them well.

      December 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      And don't people would be speaking german right now if it wasn't for us.

      December 31, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
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  5. john

    Congratulations! Long live the Queen! Although, I am an American. I haven't forgotten my roots.

    January 7, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
    • jane smith

      I'm an American and MY roots are in Germany, France and Northern Irelend... to #@@$$! with the Brits and the Royals!

      January 25, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. snowy day

    i agree with R. Greencastle. time to work your butt off guys!!!

    January 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
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  8. Shawn Khoja

    Congretutations to new dad, mom and all memberes of royal family. May Allah The Almighty bless good health, long life, happiness and prostperity to new born baby.

    January 12, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. betty davis

    why do princess anne or her son have no royal duties? are they not heirs too?

    January 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. right elbow

    Congratulations Elizabeth, you're OLLLDD!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Reddog

    Twelfth in line to the throne? That's not so bad, considering England's history of ascension. Only eleven family members to kill off. Let's see now, there's poisoning, beheading........

    January 18, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. VinDcator

    Again she snubbed me ! LOL

    January 21, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Victoria

    Congrats to Peter and Autumn!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
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