A year after her wedding to James Matthews, Pippa Middleton is reportedly pregnant. According to Daily Mail she had a 12-week scan last week and has revealed the happy news to close friends and family.
She is reportedly expecting her first child in October, and the couple is said to be “overjoyed” and looking forward to “having children and leading a quiet life.” Even Pippa’s older sister, Kate who is due to give birth to her third child, is “delighted” with the news.
Pippa and James, who met each other on the Caribbean island of St Barts, had a rocky romance, before reportedly getting engaged on July 17.
James got down on one knee and proposed to Pippa with an art deco-style Asscher cut diamond ring with a central stone while they were visiting a national park in northwest England named Lake District.
They tied the knot last year on 20 May, at St Mark’s Church in Englefield. Soon after the marriage they set off for a whirlwind honeymoon in French Polynesia and Australia.
The baby news comes at a time that the family is going through a difficult time and has provided them with some much-needed happiness. Pippa’s father-in-law, David Matthews, has been accused of rape, which he claims are “untrue and scandalous.”
The 74-year-old has been accused of raping a minor in the late 1990s, according to the Telegraph. The allegations are being investigated by the Minor Protection Brigade. He was freed after questioning by the France’s Brigade for the Protection of Minors but remains under judicial control. Matthews is a millionaire former racing driver who owns the Eden Roc hotel in St Barths.