14/08/2014 12:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Zara Phillips Makes Plans For Birth Of First Baby

Zara Phillips is due to give birth to her first baby with husband Mike Tindall next month and plans for the the due date (in mid-January) are being made.

What is Queen's granddaughter's requirement for the big day? "No frills."


The Sunday Express reports that Zara will give birth at an NHS hospital, the Gloucester Royal. It's close to her home and her mother Princess Anne's Gatcombe estate, is also nearby.

A friend spoke to the paper about Zara's decision to give birth at her local hospital.

"We are pretty certain that all being well she will have the baby in the Gloucester Royal Hospital. It has a very good reputation and it is where Peter's wife Autumn had her two babies," the friend said.

It has also been revealed that the new baby will follow in the footsteps of Zara and her brother Peter and be given no royal title. Why? Zara wants the baby's upbringing to be as "normal" as possible.

Still, a few royal playdates with Prince George are sure to be on the cards.