Paul McCartney's fashion designer daughter Stella Mccartney has announced she's pregnant with her first child.

McCartney made the announcement yesterday (07OCT04) at the launch of her new spring/summer collection during Paris Fashion Week. A spokesman for the designer confirms she is three-and-a-half months pregnant.

The designer admits she's yet to know whether the baby will be a boy or a girl.

She says, "I want it to be a natural thing. I want it to be a surprise."

McCartney, 33, married former publisher ALASDHAIR WILLIS in August 2003.

The baby will be the third grandchild for former BEATLE McCartney - his eldest daughter, MARY, has two boys.

08/10/2004 20:15