‘Thrilled’: Pippa Middleton pregnant
Pippa Middleton is "thrilled" to be pregnant with her second child, Page Six is told.
The younger sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, already has a two-year-old son Arthur with husband James Matthews.
The new arrival will be another cousin for Kate and Prince William's three children - Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and two-year-old Prince Louis.
A source close to the family told the NY Post, "Pippa and James are thrilled, it's fantastic news amid a difficult year. The entire family is delighted."
The couple, who wed in 2017 and live in London, are believed to be close to buying a 72-acre country estate called Bucklebury Farm Park in Berkshire, which is not far from the Middleton family home, according to recent reports.
They currently live in a AU$29 million mansion in up-market Chelsea, London.
The Middleton family, mum Carole, dad Michael, Kate, Pippa and younger brother, James, are all extremely close.
However, under strict British COVID-19 restrictions, they all may not be able to see each other during the holidays.
Prince William and Kate Middleton earlier this month admitted that they were still struggling over their plans for Christmas.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38, told students in Cardiff, Wales, that they didn't know who to spend the festive season with.
"It is so difficult, we are still trying to make plans," William said. "It's difficult to know what to do for the best."
The Queen has already announced she will be spending Christmas at Windsor Castle instead of having her family to spend the holidays at Sandringham.
A rep for Pippa and James declined to comment.
Pippa, 37, shot to fame as the maid of honour at her sister's 2011 royal wedding.
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Pippa and James, who is a hedge fund banker and self-made millionaire, met in 2006 while on holiday in the Caribbean.
They then dated briefly in 2012 before rekindling their relationship in 2015 and getting engaged in 2016.
James dropped down on one knee with an octagonal ring featuring a three-carat diamond which is said to be worth about AU$360,000.
After the royal wedding in 2011, rumours swirled Harry and Pippa briefly dated though these turned out to be untrue.
Harry, of course, is now married to Meghan Markle.
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