It’s shaping up to be a week filled with royal babies (or royal-adjacent babies). Duchess Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa Matthews (nee Middleton) welcomed her first child, a boy, with husband James Matthews. The baby came into the world Monday afternoon weighing 8lb and 9oz and was delivered in the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital (the very same place Kate gave birth to all three of her royal children).
George, Charlotte and Louis have a new cousin! James and Pippa Matthews (Middleton) have had a baby boy.— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 16, 2018
He was born Monday 15th October at 1.58pm, weighing 8lb and 9oz.
Everyone is delighted and Mother and baby are doing well.
The Matthews reportedly arrived at the hospital mere hours after their almost-in-laws, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, announced they are expecting in spring 2019. The latest addition to the royal circle will be cousins with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and be the nephew of Will and Kate.
According to a People source, “Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well.”
Just two days earlier, Pippa and James attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank along with the rest of the royal clan. Pippa wore an emerald green dress that proudly displayed her baby bump.
Kensington Palace said in a short statement Tuesday morning “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are thrilled for Pippa and James.”
The Matthews were married in May 2017 in a ceremony that garnered almost as much attention as a royal wedding and announced in April that they were expecting a child. Name speculation for the baby hasn’t been anywhere close to as intense as when the royal children were born, but the names Peter and Ronald – for Pippa and Kate’s grandfathers – or Michael – for Pippa’s father and James’ late brother – are said to be in the running.
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