Zara and Mike Tindall's baby daughter will not bear a royal title, it has been confirmed.
The former England rugby player has no title himself and Zara, born down the female line, is not entitled to be an HRH. Her father Captain Mark Phillips was believed to have been offered an earldom by the Queen when he married Princess Anne but chose not to take it.
The latest addition to the Royal Family will be known as Miss Tindall and the new parents are hoping their laid-back approach to life will rub off on their first born daughter.
Ahead of the birth, they were interviewed by Australian Women's Weekly, with Mike saying: "I think we're both quite well-balanced and laid-back as a couple, so hopefully he or she will pick up on that."
Zara added: "I hope we're going to make good parents. That's the plan."
Zara Phillips has given birth to a girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Her husband - former England rugby player Mike Tindall - was present at the birth, a statement from Buckingham Palace has said. The weight of the baby was 7lbs 12oz.
A statement from Buckingham Palace reads: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.
"This baby is the first child for Zara and Mike, the third grandchild for The Princess Royal and the fourth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and is 16th line to the Throne."
Zara Phillips has given birth to a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, her husband Mike Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 7lbs 12oz, Buckingham Palace announced today.
Zara, whose pregnancy was announced today, is a silver medal-winning Olympian and one of Britain's leading equestrian riders.
The royal took a tumble while competing at the Barbury International Eventing and Show in Marlborough, Wiltshire, a few days ago.
But she was described as "fine" by a spokeswoman for Juniper Sport, a PR and sports agency that represents Ms Phillips.
Asked if Zara still had the next Olympics on her schedule now she was a prospective mother the spokeswoman said: "She can still compete, it totally depends on horses and whether she feels it's appropriate."