THE Queen has become a great-grandmother for the first time after Peter Phillips' wife gave birth to a girl.
Her Majesty, 84, was said to be delighted at the news of the 8lbs 8oz baby, who is 12th in line to the throne.
Grandson Peter was by wife Autumn's side as she gave birth at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesday. The couple have yet to name the little girl.
Buckingham Palace announced the birth on its website yesterday, saying: "The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Autumn's family have been informed and are delighted."
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Peter, 33, and Canadian Autumn, 32, were married at Windsor Castle in 2008.
They controversially struck a £500,000 deal with Hello! magazine for the pictures of their special day.
They met in 2003 while they were working on the Montreal Grand Prix.
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