Pippa Middleton is said to be “heavily pregnant” with her third child – as she is said to have spent £15million on a family home in Berkshire.
Pippa, 38, the sister of Kate Middleton, already has two children with her husband James Matthews: Arthur, three, and Grace, one.
It has been widely rumored that she is pregnant again, after arriving at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June appearing to sport a bump.
Now a source has confirmed that Pippa and James are ‘thrilled’ to hear of the new arrival.
“Pippa and her family are delighted,” a friend confirmed to Richard Eden of the Daily Mail. “It’s a very exciting time in their lives.”
Pippa Middleton is “very pregnant” with her third child. It has been widely rumored that she is pregnant again, after arriving at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June appearing to sport a bump
Prince William and Kate (pictured above with Pippa at Wimbledon in 2012), who have three children, are reportedly considering a number of properties on the Queen’s Windsor estate
The source also told Eden that Pippa and James “can’t wait to live closer to her parents” after apparently buying an impressive £15million home in Berkshire.
Their new home is close to Pippa’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, in Bucklebury – and close to where her brother James has a £1.45million farm.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate, who have three children, are reportedly considering a number of properties on the Queen’s Windsor estate.
Their children will all start at the same county private school in September.
A source said Pippa and James were ‘thrilled’ to hear of the new arrival. “Pippa and her family are delighted,” a friend confirms to Richard Eden. “It’s a very exciting time in their lives”
Rumors were sparked about Pippa’s third pregnancy last month when she appeared at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
The source also said Pippa and James “can’t wait to live closer to her parents” after buying an impressive £15million home in Berkshire. Pictured: Moving lorries past their home in London
The latest news for Pippa and her husband James comes as the mother-of-two is set to graduate with a Masters with Honours.
Pippa, who has conducted research into how parents encourage their children to do activities from a young age, has just completed her studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
After graduating, she opened up about the challenges of studying while being a parent.
She said: “Going back to school took some getting used to, but I felt really well supported by the UWTSD team.
“The nature of the course being divided into specific modules also meant that it was easier to compartmentalize what was required in each term.”
Pippa and James’ new home is about a 20-minute drive from Michael and Carole Middleton’s home in Bucklebury, Berkshire (pictured)
Pippa added: “I have enjoyed the balance between work and motherhood and have resumed reading, writing and learning.”
She said her experience raising her young children inspired her to look into the activity of preschoolers. “I’m passionate about sports and exercise and I also love being with children,” she said.
“I wanted to find a topic that combined these two and felt that there wasn’t enough information, knowledge or focus on early years physical development for mums in particular.
“I wanted to learn not only to help my own children, but also to continue to work on the ground to highlight the importance of moving children from an early age.”
Pippa and James Matthews, pictured, move into a house about 20 minutes from her parents
Pippa married former professional racing driver James, 46, in 2017 and together they already have two children, three-year-old son Arthur and one-year-old Grace.
Rumors swirled about her third pregnancy last month when she appeared at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Wearing a bright green dress, Pippa appeared to show off a baby bump – with Page Six reporting a source said the couple were “so happy”.
Several weeks later, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister stepped out pushing a pram in London wearing a baggy navy dress that fueled rumours.
The Duchess of Cambridge carries Princess Charlotte followed by her brother James and sister Pippa for a service at Bucklebury Parish Church on Christmas Day in 2016
The Duchess has maintained a close relationship with her parents, brother, sister and their families, even as her role within the royal family has become more demanding.
The Middletons are often quiet pillars of support at important times in Kate Middleton’s life, including the recent Christmas Carol concert at Westminster Abbey.
Pippa and James’ move to Berkshire comes after her own brother James moved to the area last year.
In an interview with Good Housekeeping UK magazine last year, her mother Carol described herself as “hands-on” with her grandchildren.
“I want to race down hills, climb trees and go through the playground tunnel,” she said. “As long as I can, that’s what I’ll do. I cook with them, I have fun dancing, we go for bike rides.
She added: “I’m not one to sit on the sofa for long. I have a lot of energy.’
Pippa’s news comes weeks after her sister Kate showed she was still feeling angry over a fourth child during a visit to Cambridgeshire with husband Prince William.
On their final County Day date at Newmarket Racecourse, Kate was seen delighted as she held the youngster, who was wearing a pink dress.
Video of the sweet moment shows the mother-of-three smiling and chatting with the baby, who she asked if she could hold on, telling her mum: “I love babies.”
Meanwhile, Prince William was seen loitering nearby, watching his wife cuddle the toddler, and Kate was certainly in no rush to leave when he urged her to move on.