Queen Elizabeth is getting not one, but two great-grandbabies this year. On Friday, Zara Tindall, the Queen's eldest granddaughter, announced via spokesperson that she is expecting her second child with husband Mike Tindall.
Clearly, the royals could not be happier. "The Queen and members of the royal family were very pleased to hear this news," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said, according to People.
The lucky couple has yet to reveal their future child's gender or due date, but the royal baby (and impending sibling of 3-year-old Mia Tindall) should be coming some time in 2018. That's also when we can expect Queen Elizabeth's other great-grandchild, the third child of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Last September, the royal couple announced that baby number three is on the way, and a month later, they spilled the happy news that Prince George and Princess Charlotte's little sibling will arrive in April 2018. (By the way, if you're counting—and who isn't—that's a month before the much-awaited nuptials of a certain Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.)
This isn't the first time two major royal happenings have coincided. In 2011, Zara Phillips married rugby star Mike Tindall around three months after Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot. With two royal babies and one huge royal wedding to come in 2018, the royal family is about to have one very busy (but happy!) year.