Who is Britain's youngest ever gran? Youngest person to become a grandma in the UK, age - where are they from?
Who is the youngest person to have ever become a grandma in the UK?
In February 2007, at the age of 16, Kerrie Coles welcomed her first child, Millie, at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
Now at 33, Kerrie is about to become a grandmother, as her second daughter, Hollie, who is 14, is expecting her own child. This makes Kerrie one of the youngest grandmothers in Britain, if not the youngest.
Hollie's baby is due in February 2024, and Kerrie is eagerly anticipating the joy of cuddling her first grandchild and witnessing Hollie embrace motherhood.
But just who is the youngest grandmother in Britain? Here is everything you need to know.
Who is Britain's youngest grandma?
It's thought that when Coles becomes a grandma, she will tie the record for Britain's youngest gran at just 33 years of age. However, while her story is remarkable, she is not the youngest person to have become a grandma in the UK.
According to the Belfast Telegraph's Sunday Life, the record for the youngest person to become a grandmother in the UK is believed to be held by a woman from north Belfast, who attained the title at the age of 29 when her 15-year-old daughter gave birth in 2015.
Following the announcement of her pregnancy on Facebook, the then 15-year-old secondary school pupil reportedly expressed her anticipation of motherhood with the words, "I can't wait to be a mum."
She had previously said on the social network: "Just can’t wait to hold him or her in my arms. Really don’t think it’s hit me yet.”
The teenager's 17-year-old boyfriend also conveyed his joy about becoming a father. Commenting on a picture of their unborn baby's scan, the expectant father expressed his hope for a baby boy, to which his girlfriend replied, "I know love, but we don't care as long as it's healthy."