Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews are basking in baby bliss after welcoming their second child together on Monday. “Grace Elizabeth Jane Matthews was born around 4:22 a.m. this morning, weighing 6lbs 7oz,” a family spokesperson confirmed to E! News on March 15, adding, “Mother and baby are doing well.”
Pippa, 37, and James, 45, (a former professional racing driver) seemingly chose the middle name, Elizabeth, for their second bundle of joy to honor Pippa’s sister Kate Middleton and their mom Carole Middleton, who both have the same middle name. Earlier this month, Carole was the one to confirm Pippa’s second pregnancy after months of speculation. The latter proves Pippa’s extremely private life to be true, which is why there are little details about her home life with James and their kids.
Though, the proud mom did give some insight into her son’s first months in a September 2019 blog post. “Now that Arthur is 11 months old and more mobile, I have been trying to come up with different activities to do with him,” she wrote in a column for Waitrose Weekend. “I needed to find something more than just park walks in the pram. Our local baby gym has been a saving grace,” she admitted, explaining, “It’s a big space full of fun, soft objects, playmats, stairs, balls, swings, mini trampolines and more to stimulate and physically engage babies and toddlers.”
Pippa and James, who tied the knot in May 2017, welcomed their son Arthur Michael William Matthews in October 2018. The new royal arrival adds another cousin for Kate and Prince William‘s three children: Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and 2-year-old Prince Louis. The younger generation of royals also includes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who will turn two in May 2021. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed that they’re expecting a baby girl during a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on CBS on March 7.
Congratulations to the family of four on their new addition!