Pippa Middleton is apparently 'overjoyed' to be pregnant with her first child

Congratulations are definitely in order!

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Congratulations are definitely in order!

2018 is undoubtedly the year for celebrity babies, with Jessica Alba kicking off the year by announcing the birth of her and Cash Warren’s third child on New Year’s Day.

Since then, it seems like a new celebrity baby has been announced each week, with the past two weeks alone seeing both Rachel McAdams and Khloe Kardashian welcoming babies, and Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig announcing that they were expecting their first child together just days ago.

But the influx of baby news isn’t exclusive to A-list celebrities, with the royal family also getting involved in baby fever.

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child together, with the future royal - arriving any day now - set to become fifth in line to the throne, today’s baby news centred around Kate’s younger sister, Pippa.

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It was reported today that Pippa Middleton is expecting her first baby with husband, James Matthews, with the couple supposedly having just revealed the news to their friends and family after going for their 12-week scan.

The 34-year-old’s due date is said to be in October, with the Sun on Sunday reporting that the couple are ‘overjoyed’.

The news comes almost a year after the the couple tied the knot, with Pippa and James marrying at St Mark’s Church, Englefield, Berkshire, in May last year.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who was reportedly the first person to be informed of the news after the expectant couple, is said to be thrilled, with reports that she ‘could not have been more delighted’.

It looks like Prince George, Princess Charlotte and royal baby number 3 will have a little cousin to play with soon.

Congratulations to Pippa and James!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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