English socialite, author and columnist, Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews have welcomed their second child, a bouncing baby girl.
Pippa who is the younger sister of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, gave birth on Monday 15 March at around 4:22am.
She and her husband have decided to name their daughter who weighed 6lbs 7oz, Grace Elizabeth Jane, which means she shares a middle name with her aunt Kate who was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton and Kate’s grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister is notoriously private when it comes to her family. Reports of Pippa’s pregnancy first swirled back in December, when Page Six cited a source close to the family and said that the baby was due in 2021.
The new arrival is the fifth grandchild for Pippa’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton, and another cousin for Prince William and Kate’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, to play with.
Pippa and James tied the knot in May 2017 at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield. Her royal nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, served in the bridal party.
Pippa, 37, and her older sister Kate, 39, share a tight bond and are also close with their brother James Middleton, who is hoping to marry his fiancée Alizee Thevenet this year after having to postpone their 2020 nuptials because of the pandemic.