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First night at home with Miss Tindall

First night at home with Miss Tindall Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

Zara Philips and Mike Tindall have spent their first night at home with their daughter in Gloucestershire.

There's still no news from Gatcombe Park yet on what they've decided to call the baby but Mike Tindall has been tweeting that yesterday was definitely the best day of his life and that mother and baby are doing well.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "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."

Full report: Zara Tindall gives birth to baby girl

Zara Tindall has given birth to a girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Her husband, former England rugby player, Mike Tindall was by her side.

The baby is the Queen's fourth great-grandchild, and she is sixteenth in line to the throne.

The family have already returned to their home on the Gatcombe Park Estate.

Our Gloucestershire Corresponent, Ken Goodwin, is there:

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Tindall: Today was definitely the best day of my life

Mike Tindall has tweeted his joy following the birth of his first child with his wife Zara. The couple's daughter, whose name is yet to be released, was born this morning weighing 7lbs 12oz.

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Thanks so much for all your kind messages. Definitely the best day of my life today, so happy.! The girls are both doing great!

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Big thanks to all involved at Gloucester Royal, they were fantastic! #newglawsfamilymember

'Charlotte' is the 3/1 favourite

Princess Anne's daughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The baby is the Queen's fourth great grandchild and weighed in at 7 pounds and 12 ounces.

Zara's husband Mike Tindall, the former England rugby star, was present at the birth.

Our Gloucestershire Correspondent Ken Goodwin was live at the hospital on our lunchtime news:

Gloucester Rugby congratulate Mike & Zara Tindall

Gloucester Rugby have tweeted their congratulations to player Mike Tindall and his wife Zara, who gave birth to a baby girl this morning:

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Congratulations to @miketindall13 and wife Zara on the new arrival of a daughter. Welcome the newest member of the Gloucester family!

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Honours at University of Bath

Four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is best known for her achievements in the swimming pool but today the face of the Paralympics received an altogether different honour.

It came courtesy of the University of Bath which has awarded her an honorary degree. Prince Edward made the presentation - his first duty as the university's new chancellor.

Richard Payne reports.

Honorary degree for Paralympic swimming star

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds outside Bath Abbey this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds has received an honorary degree from the University of Bath.

The four-times gold medallist joined hundreds of dignitaries at Bath Abbey.

Prince Edward made the presentation in his first role as the new chancellor of the university.

Prince Edward outside Bath Abbey. Credit: ITV News West Country
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