Will the Royal baby be a Leeds United fan?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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What gift would Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips get the latest addition to the Royal Family?

Speaking on TalkSPORT, where he was a guest on Colin Murray and Friends when the news broke, Tindall hinted that he may carry on a sporting theme started when Prince George was born.

Having got the third in line to the throne a Gloucester Rugby shirt as a gift, Tindall, who was born in Otley, Leeds, told the presenter he would get the new prince or princess a Leeds United shirt.

Elsewhere political leaders have united to welcome the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby.

Prime Minister David Cameron said he was “delighted” by the news, a view echoed by fellow Westminster party leaders Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.

Mr Cameron said: “Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I’m delighted by the happy news that they’re expecting another baby.”

With the Scottish referendum just days away, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg refused to be drawn on whether the news of a royal baby would help the campaign to keep the United Kingdom together.

At a Westminster press conference, he said: “The last thing we should do with such wonderful, heart-warming news which will thrill the whole nation is to start bringing politics into it.”

Father-of-three Mr Clegg advised the royal couple to “stock up on as much sleep as you can” before the new arrival.

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond sent his best wishes to Kate - using her Scottish title the Countess of Strathearn.

He said: “This is very happy news for any couple, and on behalf of the people of Scotland, I am delighted to send our best wishes to the Countess and our hearty congratulations to the royal couple.”

Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “Fantastic to hear that Prince George will soon be a big brother! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their happy news.”

Ukip’s Nigel Farage offered his congratulations and said it was “a bit of happy news”.

The Archbishop of Canterbury also offered his support, and called for divine intervention to help ease the acute morning sickness suffered by the Duchess.

The Most Rev Justin Welby said: “Wonderful news that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are expecting second child. Praying for the family, and that morning sickness subsides.”

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