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. Lisah Russell

    Congratulations to the royal family on there new bundle of joy. Mary Elizabeth would be a great name for her.
    Love you, Lisah Russell

    December 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Reynardine Greencastle

    Well, yes, of course the Queen has a daughter. I recall that both Charles and Ann, then cute little kids, had a part in the coronation ceremony, though, as I was not much older myself, I don't remember what they did. I didn't understand the concept of, "All hail Elizabeth!" and I heard it wrong, but "O. K., Elizabeth!" sounded like assent to me. In later years, it made sense that the English, always fond of pets, kept the Royals as especially esteemed ones, so that they could unceremoniously kick their elected leaders in the slats whenever they felt like it without any international loss of face. But in recent years, they have treated them worse than cheap goldfish, even harrying one to her death. Maybe it's time to retire the Royals, then, pensioning off the grown ones comfortably and teaching the young ones to earn their way in the world like the rest of us.

    December 30, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bossman

    Who care about this, let's worry about things that's more important

    December 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      An example being that you, seemingly, lack the ability to properly use the English Language?

      December 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sarah

    Congrats to the new parents.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Veritas

    Congratulations to the royal family!

    December 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |

    Rolig för Drottning Elizabeth att fick barnbarnsbarn född i onsdags 2010-dec-29.Jag ser drottning Elizabeth glada.Jag vet du säger välkommen till världen och bra arvinge.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • IDA LANG

      Jag önskar till Drottning Elizabeth GRATTIS OCH LYCKA TILL BLIVIT BARNBARNSBARN,JAG SKULLE VILJA SÄGA TILL DROTTNING ELIZABETH GOTT NYTT ÅR OCKSÅ!!!Just det närmast till nya året fick födda.Ja,jag älskar dig så mycket Drottning ELIZABETH!!!!!

      December 31, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Ifn yus gon be a sling'n hog spittle alls ova des her forum ya bestn be slingin spittl wes cans reed. Roun her' we calls that a swaller n' bellr' an I tell ye richa now feller, you dun gots the swaller n bellr' bovin spitter all over my puter moniter ans I cant descipher a lick of it.

      December 31, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
    • GaGa

      Ya, what you said.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. Captain_Colossal

    hail to the queen!
    i wish all their royal family long and prosperous lives!
    they are all so fascinating and important i cant get enough!
    when do we get photos!?
    this will be first in order of chit-chat at my next tea and crumpet party!

    and so on and so forth. you know how the english are about their worthless royals.

    December 31, 2010 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. maficmagma

    Cheers to the new Royal and an extra cup of tea to you all

    December 31, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. 2100

    Ahh did anyone notice that cnn shut down the indiana earth quake blog page? Maybe it was all the talk about under ground bases they(GOV.) dont want us to know there is an installation right under KOKOMO Indiana, anyway they shut the comments off at 62 only STRANGE ! !......

    December 31, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
    • GaGa, I think you are the only one.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. NARD

    God Save King George! Who are these english nuts? Are they playing dress up? Or is it, like, a play? Kings and queens, etc.? Like a Shakespearo? So straaaange. Sounds like something from The Princess Bride or the Neverending Story. Is it 1592 in england? You can't be a king or queen any more. NEVERMIND THE BULLOCKS! – King Johnny Rotten and Nard from India.

    December 31, 2010 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
    • calmncool

      None of you business, Nard. By the way, you are watching WAY too many movies.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. cat

    no one dress the press like princess diana, props!

    December 31, 2010 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. Proud English

    Our Royal family is tresured by the vast majority in England... And long may it be that way, what we do & don't do is no concern for some half bred yank... A country that believes history & tradition started with Michael Jackson should not try and lecture the nation that brought civilized democracy, industrial revolution etc etc etc.... Do I need to go on?!?!

    And before some big time charlie yankie internet warrior decides to threaten me over the net... I'm in Gravesend, Kent... The town which has your one and only royal (Princess Pochahontas) buried in a churchyard not far from where i live on the riverside... Come find me & get backhandered back to the airport...

    God save the Queen & long live the English nation!

    December 31, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • balls

      Proud English is just mad because we kicked the greedy Brits out before they could lay claim to our dentistry techniques too. Oh, and we're happy to have provided you with that industrial revolution you're so proud of. Halfbreeds? I love it when an ugly mutt runs around acting like he's better than someone who takes great pride in their diversity. I'd almost forgotten that the english were a pure master race.

      December 31, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      @Proud English you forgot they also killed off the Hawaiian Royals as well. @Balls Dentistry ? Have you ever been to Wyoming or do you not travel more than a few kilometers, sorry miles, to the nearest WalMart.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      Sore loser.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Jacques

      @Proud English I agree with you completely. americans feel that they have the right to tell the world what to do concerning virtually any topic but then seem amazed when they discover that they are almost universally hated. It is no wonder that they sit 18th on the UN literacy list. All the best to family and child.

      December 31, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • GaGa

      @ Jackie..shut up. There, an American just told you what to do.

      December 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      Hey balls, Contact me when you've got an education, after all I can't trust the education system of the US what so ever.

      Please remember that what you think is controlled by your media, so shut your greasy mouth untill what you say can actually be called valid.

      Have a wanderful New Year! (to all the other Americans who lack ignorance and arogance)

      December 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      Richard, shut up before I come flush all your tea down the toilet.

      December 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Proud of British Hertiage

      Here here! I'm proud to be of British descent! Long live the Queen, her family and Britain!

      January 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adali

      @Jaques and Richard... I completely agree with you and I am from the US. In general, people here are arrogant and it seems like every time they open their mouths they just confirm this even more. I think a lot of Americans forget that we wouldn't be where we are today if not for the British and the royals. People today don't have an appreciation for history, only the here and the now. So from an American who was home schooled to the country that helped to colonize us, thank you and God bless the queen, her family and this new baby girl.

      January 14, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Kiwimom

      Ooo, Proud English is rather testy. Well, since we are "cousins" of a sort, you are right that the British Monarchy is treasured. I am a royal watcher and enjoy the antics of the monarchy trying to get by in the 21st century. I wouldn't want to try being that scrutinized. On the other hand, the British people are just as much a mongrel in the world dog pound as the rest of us. Lets see, Celt, Saxon, Germanic, Norman, Roman. How many other genetic invaders do you have in that mix? As far as civilization, I think the ancient Chinese and the ancient Greeks were way more civilized than you guys were!

      January 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fred Bartkowski

    Whoa there ProudEnglish.
    We admire you English and your stiff upper lips.
    No need to take a page from our book and go all gangsta on us.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jane

    With all the inbreeding that goes on with the royal family, I just hope the kid's eyes don't touch each other.

    December 31, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Toni

      You are a disgusting little worm.

      December 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. termlimits

    Who gives a c rap? Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
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