Queen Elizabeth to Become a Great Grandma

Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips

Her grandson Peter Phillips is expecting a child with wife Autumn, an announcement made after Peter's sister Zara said she's engaged.

It's going to be a Christmas to remember for The Queen - on the heels of two big 2011 royal wedding announcements, she's about to become a great-grandmother for the first time. Queen Elizabeth's grandson Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne, and his wife Autumn are expecting their first child in the coming days.

The baby news comes just a day after Peter's sister Zara, 29, announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Mike Tindall. Phillips, who lives and works in Hong Kong, and his wife wed in 2008.

It tops a great few weeks for the royals - The Queen's other grandson, Prince William, and his girlfriend Kate Middleton announced their engagement last month.

© AceShowbiz.com

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