Months after it was first reported that Pippa Middleton is pregnant with her second child, Carole Middleton has officially confirmed the happy news. "I hope to see more of my family than I could last year, including, of course, my new grandchild," Carole said in a new interview with Good Housekeeping UK. In December, there were multiple reports that Pippa, the younger sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting her second child with husband James Matthews. A source told Page Six that "Pippa and James are thrilled, it's fantastic news amid a difficult year. The entire family is delighted." Still, those reports were not officially confirmed—until Carole's interview.
Pippa Middleton's first child, Arthur, was born in October of 2018 (in the same hospital where all three of Kate Middleton's children were born, the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London). She leads an active lifestyle, running marathons and often seen out jogging. She announced her first pregnancy in a fitness column. Known as Pippa, she was born Philippa Charlotte Middleton and is the middle sibling of the Middleton family. She was thrust into the spotlight when her sister married Prince Williams, though those close to her say she led an active social life before then, too. Pippa Middleton graduated from the University of Edinburgh and worked briefly in public relations and event management and is also the author of Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, a guide to hosting memorable events. Recently though, she has preferred to stay out of the spotlight, appearing only rarely for charity events. People reports that when she and her husband were first engaged, they were looking forward to "having children and leading a quiet life." We very much hope they are able to do this, and wish them the very best. Congrats to big brother Arthur, and big cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (and of course, all their grown-ups).