Announcement of the pregnancy of The Countess of Wessex

Published 2 July 2007

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex are very pleased to announce that The Countess of Wessex is expecting a baby in December.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and members of both families are delighted with the news.

The Earl and Countess already have one daughter, The Lady Louise, who was born on 8 November 2003.