Pippa Middleton's sweet tribute to Kate as she welcomes baby girl

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
·2-min read

Pippa Middleton has given birth her second child with husband James Matthews, who she married in May 2017, in the early hours of Monday morning.

A family spokesman confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister has welcomed a baby girl named Grace Elizabeth Jane Matthews – the couple choosing the middle name in a sweet tribute to both sister Kate and the Queen.

Pippa Middleton Matthews and husband arrive at wedding
Pippa Middleton has welcomed her second child. Photo: AP

“I’m delighted to confirm, Grace Elizabeth Jane Matthews was born around 4.22am this morning, weighing 6lbs 7oz," the spokesperson confirmed.

“Mother and baby are doing well.”

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The baby shares a middle name with her aunt Kate, who was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, and also shares the name of the Queen.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton
Pippa's children are cousins for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Photo: Getty

The couple also have a two-year-old son, Arthur, with both children being cousins for Kate’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Late last year Pippa Middleton revealed she was 'thrilled' to be pregnant with second child, after a difficult 2020 for the family.

Pippa gave birth to her first child, Arthur, back in 2018, following in sister Kate’s footsteps by choosing to go into labour at The Lindo Wing in London.

In September last year, she documented in her Waitrose Weekend fitness column how baby Arthur was attending a baby gym.

“I needed to find something more than just park walks in the pram. Our local baby gym has been a saving grace. 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 married in 2017 at St. Mark’s Church in Engelfied, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte acting as part of the bridal party.

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