Pippa Middleton is a mother of two! The younger sister of Kate Middleton invited her second child — an infant girl — with spouse James Matthews on Monday, making 2-year-old child Arthur a big brother, PEOPLE has learned.
The Baby’s Name Has a Special Connection to Aunt Kate
Grace Elizabeth Jane was conceived around 4.22 a.m. toward the beginning of today, gauging 6lbs, 7oz. Mother and infant are progressing nicely, a family source tells PEOPLE. “She’s ideal, everybody is excited at a particularly happy arrival,” the source adds. Pippa and James named their daughter Grace Elizabeth Jane, which implies she imparts a center name to her aunt Kate, who was conceived, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. (She additionally shares the name of Kate’s grandma-in-law, Queen Elizabeth!)
Kate and Prince William are “thrilled” by the information on Pippa’s child. “The Duke and Duchess are totally excited by the happy news,” a source near several tells PEOPLE. Pippa, 37, and James, 45, invited their first child in Oct. 2018. Pippa continued in the strides of her regal sister by conceiving an offspring in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital — a similar spot where Kate and Prince William invited each of the three of their children.
The new expansion is the fifth grandchild for Carole and Michael Middleton and a little cousin for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Pippa and James got married in May 2017 at St. Imprint’s Church in Englefield. Her illustrious nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte served in the wedding party.
A source recently revealed to PEOPLE that Pippa and her significant other are anticipating settling down and “having children and having a calm existence.” Kate’s sister reported how she remained dynamic during her first pregnancy and proceeded with her Waitrose Weekend wellness section by sharing how little Arthur is emulating her example by going to a child exercise center. “Since Arthur is 11 months old and more versatile, I have been attempting to think of various exercises to do with him,” she wrote in an article delivered in September 2019. “I expected to discover something beyond park strolls in the pram. Our neighborhood infant exercise center has been a redeeming quality. It’s a big space loaded with fun, delicate items, playmats, steps, balls, swings, smaller than expected trampolines, and more to invigorate and truly draw in children and babies,” she added. “Arthur consumes heaps of energy in this protected climate and masters numerous actual abilities,” she said. “I have likewise seen him assembling his certainty with each visit.”
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