Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will be getting a new cousin on their mom’s side of the family in the new year. People and Page Six report that Kate Middleton’s younger sister Pippa is pregnant with her and husband James Matthews’ second child.
“Pippa and James are thrilled, it’s fantastic news amid a difficult year. The entire family is delighted,” a source told Page Six, who was the first to report the baby news.
Middleton made a rare appearance online last week, sharing a festive portrait of herself in a vibrant Christmas sweater via one of her ambassadorships, Mary Hare School. In the photo, Middleton appeared pared back and casual with her hair parted down the middle and her family Christmas tree sparkling in the background.
The author’s recent social media appearance may be one of the only times she’ll be photographed this holiday season. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s unlikely we’ll see her celebrate with the entire royal family due to social distancing guidelines and the queen canceling the family’s annual seasonal trek to Sandringham, which Middleton and her family often attended.
“Having considered all the appropriate advice, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor,” read a statement from Buckingham Palace earlier this month.