Princess Anne's former husband is expecting his first child with his second wife, according to news reports.

Mark Phillips and U.S. Olympic equestrian Sandy Pflueger were married in Hawaii on Feb. 1. The London newspaper Daily Mail said Thesday that the couple are expecting the baby in October.The paper quoted Phillips, 49, as saying it was "jolly good news" and his wife as saying, "I am thrilled to bits."

The child will be the half-brother or half-sister of 19-year-old Peter Phillips and 15-year-old Zara Phillips, the children of his marriage to the princess.

Phillips, a former British Army officer, and Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, were divorced in 1992 after 18 years of marriage.


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