Kate Middleton is officially an aunt. The Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Middleton, welcomed her first child (a baby boy!) with husband James Matthews on Monday in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital—the same place Kate and Diana gave birth to their children.
Pippa has kept a relatively low profile throughout her pregnancy, which was announced in April right before her nephew Prince Louis' birth. The timing of the birth has kept Pippa from participating in recent events like close royal family friend Sophie Carter's wedding that the entire Middleton family attended. However, it didn't stop her from attending Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank on October 12. She has been seen out and about throughout her pregnancy, and always looks incredibly chic.
George, Charlotte and Louis have a new cousin! James and Pippa Matthews (Middleton) have had a baby boy.He was born Monday 15th October at 1.58pm, weighing 8lb and 9oz.Everyone is delighted and Mother and baby are doing well.October 16, 2018
Pippa and her husband reportedly followed in the footsteps of Will and Kate and chose not to find out the sex of their baby. She didn't, however, deal with the same morning sickness that Kate dealt with during her pregnancy with George, 5, Charlotte, 3, and Louis, five months. “I was lucky to pass the 12-week scan without suffering from morning sickness,’ she explained in her Waitrose column. “That meant I was able to carry on as normal.”
She's also remained incredibly active throughout her pregnancy and took barre classes to stay in shape. “I feel far from a ballerina, but I'm equally determined not to break into a penguin-style waddle and plod around with bad posture," she recalls in the same column. "So with this in mind, I've continued to embrace barre-inspired workouts throughout pregnancy—a form of exercise taken from ballet which involves the small, isolated movements that develop flattering muscle tone, or so I hope.”
James and Pippa married last May in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mark's Church after dating for a few years and were "thrilled and utterly overjoyed” when they found out Pippa was pregnant. The news comes only a day after Harry and Meghan announced that they're expecting a child together in the spring.
Congrats to the happy couple!
July 14, 2019
Pippa's most recent appearance was at Wimbledon. She wore a long-sleeve floral dress from byTiMo with lace-up white peep-toe sandals that matched her white clutch.
July 13, 2019
Pippa and her sister's SIL, Meghan Markle, stepped out together in a rare joint appearance at day 12 of the Wimbledon championships. Meghan wore a crisp white button-up shirt and skirt, while Pippa went with a style she loves: a floral dress.
July 12, 2019
Pippa walked hand-in-hand with her husband to watch the matches at Wimbledon. She wore a printed yellow Ganni dress and white sandals that looked, quite frankly, very comfortable.
July 08, 2019
Pippa and her brother James arrived for the first of many matches she would watch during the 2019 Wimbledon tournament in spiffy-looking outfits. Pippa chose a pink dress with barely-there sandals while James looked dapper in a suit.
May 18, 2019
In lieu of a fascinator, Pippa wore a blue headband to match her asymmetrical button dress at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor.
October 12, 2018
Pippa attended Princess Eugenie's wedding in a mock-neck long-sleeve emerald dress from Emilia Wickstead (a favorite designer of Kate's too). She wore a matching emerald fascinator and black pumps.
July 11, 2018
Pippa's shirtdress tied just above her baby bump, here at Wimbledon on day nine of the Championships. She accessorized with her Pop & Suki handbag and black espadrilles.
July 09, 2018
Auntie Pippa attended her nephew Prince Louie's christening in head-to-toe baby blue. Her dress was by Alessandra Rich while her shoes and clutch were from Jimmy Choo.
July 5, 2018
Pippa wore a bespoke white Broderie Anglaise Bergman dress by Anna Mason and lace-up Penelope Chilvers blue espadrille wedges to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
May 27, 2018
Pippa attended day one of the French Open in a printed Polo Ralph Lauren dress with adjustable sleeves. She paired it with her signature Castañer wedge espadrilles and a red striped fedora to match her midi dress.
May 19, 2018
Pippa and her husband James attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding back in May 2018. The socialite, who was newly pregnant at the time, wore a green and pink dress by British label The Fold.
July 16, 2017
Pippa chose a delicate floral printed Erdem dress for a Wimbledon match in July. The green crossbody bag matched her lush surroundings and brown wedge espadrilles made walking to and from the courts easy.
July 5, 2017
Pippa arrived to Wimbledon in a pink lace Self-Portrait dress and heels. The tennis-enthusiast always dresses up for the matches.
May 4, 2017
Pippa arrived to the Hurlingham Club in London in a floral printed dress with crystal embellishments. The color of her heels coordinated with her midi dress.
September 12, 2016
For the BGC Annual Global Charity Day at Canary Wharf in London Pippa chose a taupe-colored jumpsuit with gray pumps.
July 21, 2016
Minidresses are Pippa's calling and she has them in a variety of prints, including this polka dotted one here.
February 11, 2016
Pippa looked prim and proper at the British Heart Foundation's Roll Out the Red Ball event. She wore a black and white three-quarter sleeve dress but added in pops of red, including a red lip, to match the event's vibes.
September 12, 2015
Pippa chose a royal blue halter-neck dress for the Boodles Boxing Ball at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. The gown had a giant floral decal on the front and a cutout to show just a hint of skin at the midriff.
July 9, 2015
Pippa's a regular at Wimbledon in London. Here she wore a black-and-white peplum top with matching printed skinny pants and sunglasses for the match.
March 31, 2015
An easy way to highlight your waist is with a belt. Pippa did just that here, cinching in her dress with the thin pink accessory while attending Spectator Life magazine's third birthday party at Belgraves Hotel in London.
September 23, 2014
Pippa gave the minidress and boots combination a try when she attended the launch of Tabith Webb's first retail store in London. It was the perfect dressy-casual (that's a thing, we swear!) ensemble.
September 2, 2014
Pippa attended GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House in London while wearing a pink shimmery dress.
September 14, 2013
Blue is definitely one of Pippa's go-to colors for special events. She wore this lacy cerulean colored dress with a blue fascinator to the wedding of James Meade and Lady Laura Marsham.
May 25, 2011
Pippa appeared to have re-worn a pair of white wedges from 2009 with her color-blocked dress and cardigan while out and about in London.
April 29, 2011
No one will forget Pippa's Maid of Honor dress at Kate's wedding. Pippa wore a formfitting cowl-neck cap-sleeve dress from Alexander McQueen that nearly stole the show. (Kate's wedding gown was from the same fashion house.)
June 12, 2009
Pippa stayed true to her love of wedges with a pair of white slingbacks while attending the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Charity Cup in Richmond, England.
May 14, 2007
This is the ultimate throwback photo. The sisters Middleton attended a book launch and both wore midi dresses. Kate chose a cap-sleeve lace one while Pippa wrapped herself in a cropped black cardigan.
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