Forgive the most obvious opening ever, but it’s also the most apt opening ever.
Okay? Here it goes:
PIP! PIP! HOORAY!
Such a full-throated cheer is very much called for at the moment because Pippa Middleton has given birth!
To her first child ever!
According to various outlets, the sister of Kate Middleton – who rose to fame by attending her sibling’s wedding and receiving a lot of praise for her derriere – welcomed a baby boy alongside husband James Matthews on Monday at 1:58 p.m.
The newborn wasn’t small, either.
Sources say he entered the world weighing eight pounds and nine ounces.
“Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well,” Pippa’s representative said in a simple statement.
Middleton, clearly on the verge of giving birth, was spotted over the weekend at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
Her exciting piece of news also comes on the heels of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at last confirming that Markle is pregnant, ending weeks of speculation and setting off celebrations all around Great Britain.
It’s quite a time to be a Royal there days, huh?
Pippa confirmed her own pregnancy in June and later talked about working out during her first trimester.
“I’m fanatical about sport and have looked at loads of books and websites on exercise during pregnancy but have been disappointed by the limited technical information on what you can and can’t do,” she wrote in a guest column for the U.K.’s Waitrose magazine at the time.
The beauty noted that she’s had to change up her routine to accommodate her circumstances:
“And this being my first pregnancy, I had so many questions I felt were still unanswered.”
Also worth noting:
Pippa followed in the footsteps of her famous oldier sister by giving birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital.
This the same place where Kate and Prince William welcomed all three of their royal kids.
Unlike Kate, however, we should not expect Pippa to pose in front of this hospital with her son just hours after he came into existence.
For one thing, she isn’t officially a member of the Royal Family.
For another, she would prefer to live a quiet, private life.
In addition to cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, meanwhile, Matthews’ younger brother, Spencer Matthews, welcomed his first child, a son, with his wife, model Vogue Williams, in early September.
There are a whole bunch of cute well-known babies and toddler walking/crawling around England these days.
Middleton and Matthews got married on May 20, 2018 at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield.
Her royal nephew and niece, George and Charlotte, served in the bridal party.
In her final column for the aforementioned publication, Pippa wrote that she had turned to meditation in her final trimester.
“I was skeptical at first, but after practicing this discipline for the past month I have noticed a huge difference in my mental wellbeing and sense of clarity,” she wrote.
“It’s a good idea to take some wellbeing time for mummy-to-be now and, most importantly, for the future.”
We send our very best wishes to the new mother and father!