Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips gives birth to girl

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips has given birth to a girl who is 16th in line to the throne, Buckingham Palace says.

Newborn is 16th in line for the throne

Prince William and Kate talk with Zara Phillips, right, and her husband Mike Tindall, centre, last June. Buckingham Palace announced that Phillips had given birth to a 7 pound, 12 ounce, girl. (Alastair Grant/Associated Press)

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips has given birth to a baby girl, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The child is 16th in line to the throne.

The baby was born at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in western England and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. The palace said her name would be released "in due course."

This is the first child for Phillips and her husband, rugby player Mike Tindall, and a fourth great-grandchild for the Queen. The palace said Tindall was present at the birth.

In a statement, the palace said the Queen, her husband Prince Philip and the baby's grandparents "are delighted with the news."

The 32-year-old Phillips, an equestrian who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics, is the daughter of the Queen's daughter Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips.

The Queen's other great-grandchildren are six-month-old Prince George, son of Prince William and his wife Kate; and the two daughters of Zara's brother Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn.