With the birth of her daughter, Zara Phillips is finally experiencing the joys of motherhood. But anyone who has observed the Queen's granddaughter around children in the last few years will know she's been broody for quite a while.
Click on the image below for a gallery of her most tender family snaps.
Whenever the royal is around Savannah and Isla Phillips, the daughters of her brother Peter and his wife Autumn, she seems to light up. Zara loves playing around with Savannah, who turned three over Christmas, and her sister, who is 22 months.
She also has a strong bond with Prince George, who is her godson. In fact, one of her last public appearances before giving birth was at his christening.