Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike Tindall, announced in July that they were expecting their first child. Zara's announcement came just as her cousin Prince William was preparing for the arrival of his first baby with Kate Middleton. The press secretary for Zara's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, broke the news, releasing a simple statement that read, "Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tindall are very pleased to announce that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the New Year." Zara, an Olympic equestrian, and Mike, a rugby player, have been married since July 2011. This marked the third grandchild for Princess Anne, Zara's mother.