LONDON — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and England rugby star Mike Tindall are expecting their first child.

The 32-year-old Phillips, an Olympian, is the daughter of Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips. The child will be Anne's third grandchild, as her son, Peter Phillips, has two daughters.

Zara, the 14th in line to the British throne, competes in three-day eventing, a grueling sport that combines the disciplines of dressage, show jumping and cross country. She competed in the 2012 London Olympics and won silver.

The palace made the announcement Monday, just before the expected birth of the heir to the throne. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child sometime this month.

Phillips and Tindall were married in July 2011 in Edinburgh. Their baby is expected in 2014.

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  • June 1984

    At the Guards Polo Club In Windsor, Berkshire.

  • August 1985

    With her brother, Peter Phillips, and their mother, Princess Anne, in Scrabster, Scotland.

  • December 1987

    Leaving Christmas services with her cousin, Prince William (in a blue Catherine Walker coat).

  • May 1987

    At a horse show in a waxed rain jacket.

  • May 1988

  • May 1988

    At the Windsor Horse Trial on May 29, 1988.

  • December 1988

    With her cousin, Prince William, in Sandringham.

  • July 1989

    At the Dauntsey Horse Trials

  • May 1992

    At the Windsor Horse Trials.

  • August 1995

    At the Gatcombe Park Horse Trials.

  • March 2000

    At the Cheltenham Races.

  • April 2000

    At Easter Service At Windsor Castle.

  • October 2000

    Watching the Chepstow Races.

  • August 2000

    At the Gatcombe Park Horse Trials.

  • August 2004

    With her then-boyfriend, Mike Tindall.

  • January 2005

  • July 2005

  • August 2005

  • August 2005

  • December 2006

  • March 2007

  • September 2007

  • December 2007

  • May 2008

  • May 2010

  • May 2010

  • December 2010

    Celebrating her engagement.

  • December 2010

    Celebrating her engagement.

  • July 2011

    At the rehearsal of her wedding with international rugby player Mike Tindall.

  • July 2011

    Arriving at her wedding to England rugby star Mike Tindall, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, July 30, 2011.

  • October 2011

    At the dressage phase of the competition on Day 1 of the Military Boekelo-Enschede 2011 on October 6, 2011 in Boekelo, Netherlands.

  • December 2011

    At the Royal family Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2011.

  • January 2013

    At Magic Millions Raceday at Gold Coast Turf Club on January 12, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

  • May 2012

    At the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards Dinner at the Hilton Hotel on May 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • May 2012

    At the Rugby For Heroes Charity Gala Dinner at Twickenham Stadium on May 9, 2012 in London, England.

  • July 2012

    Waving to the crowd after receiving a silver medal after the Eventing Team Jumping Final Equestrian event on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

  • December 2012

    Walking to the traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 25, 2012 near King's Lynn, England.

  • January 2013

    At the Magic Millions Sales Complex on January 9, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Zara Phillips is the ambassador for the 2013 Magic Millions carnival.

  • January 2013

    With Katie Page-Harvey before the Magic Millions Barrier Draw on January 8, 2013 in Surfers Paradise, Australia.

  • January 2013

    At a reception hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall for the British Equestrian Teams from the London 2012 Olympics And Paralympics at Clarence House on January 22, 2013 in London, England.

  • January 2013

    At the Magic Millions Opening Night cocktail party at Surfers Paradise foreshore on January 8, 2013 in Surfers Paradise, Australia.

  • March 2013

    Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2013 in Cheltenham, England.

  • March 2013

    Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 12, 2013 in Cheltenham, England.

  • March 2013

    At a Range Rover Sport unveiling celebration at Skylight at Moynihan Station on Tuesday March 26, 2013 in New York.

  • Zara Phillips Topping Olympic Sponsorships

    The queens eldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips and her horse High Kingdom are already raking in big dollars from some of the top Olympic sponsors. Zara has gained sponsorship from Luxury companies, Rolex, Land Rover, Musto clothing and Samsung. And This equestrienne isn't just marketable because of her sporting abilities, she also comes from a bloodline of royalty and from a family of Olympic pedigree.