PIPPA Middleton is pregnant with her second child, her mum Carole has confirmed in an interview with Good Housekeeping.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s mum, 66, told the magazine she hopes to see more of her family this year – including her “new grandchild”.
Carole Middleton has offered confirmation that daughter Pippa is pregnant with her second childCredit: Hearst
Pippa Middleton shows off her growing bump while out and about with her son Arthur
The mum-of-three opened up about being a “very hands-on” gran to Kate Middleton’s children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, as well as Pippa’s first child Arthur, two.
And speaking of her hopes for the year ahead, Carole said: “I hope to see more of my family than I could last year, including, of course, my new grandchild.”
Pippa was pictured with a blossoming baby bump last week, and Carole’s comments offer confirmation that she is expecting her second child with husband James Matthews.
The baby will be another cousin for Kate and William’s three kids, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five and Prince Louis, two.
And a source close to the family recently told Page Six: “The entire family is delighted.”
“Pippa and James are thrilled. It’s fantastic news amid a difficult year.”
In her interview with Good Housekeeping, Carole opened up about her close relationship with the four youngest members of her family, saying: “I want to run down the hills, climb the trees, and go through the tunnel at the playground.
“As long as I am able to, that’s what I’ll be doing. I cook with them, I muck around dancing, we go on bike rides.”
Carole said she is a very ‘hands-on’ gran to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince LouisCredit: PA Media
Carole and Michael Middleton leave St Mary’s Hospital after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed Prince George in 2013Credit: Getty – Contributor
She also described herself as “very family-orientated”, adding that she has always “tried hard to be a listening grandmother and mother-in-law” to Prince William, 38, and Pippa’s husband James Matthews.
The doting gran’s comments follow reports that she asked publishers of Good Housekeeping magazine not to promote the cover chat because she didn’t want to upset the royals while Prince Philip remains in hospital.
Last night a source said: “Carole is incredibly proud of her company and all the hard work that goes into it.
“But whilst backing the business, she didn’t want to turn any news into a media circus because she is so respectful and sensitive to Catherine, and the royal family.
“She always gets William’s go-ahead before any interview like this, and he is incredibly supportive.
“But the more the PR machine rolled out in Los Angeles with Meghan and Harry, the more sensitive Carole became.
“She decided she didn’t want to do any PR for the interview – even if it cost her thousands in potential lost marketing.”
Pippa married James Matthews in 2017 and the pair, who live in London, are believed to be close to buying a 72-acre country estate called Bucklebury Farm Park in Berkshire.
The property is not far from the Middleton family home.
Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews are expecting a second baby