Pippa Middleton Is Reportedly Pregnant—at the Same Time as Her Sister Kate Middleton

She's expecting her first child with husband James Matthews

Updated 04/22/18

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Pippa Middleton is reportedly pregnant!

Kate Middleton's younger sister may be expecting her first child with husband James Matthews, according to U.K. newspaper The Sun. Pippa's pregnancy has yet to be confirmed, but The Sun reports that the parents-to-be shared the news with close friends and family after going in for their 12-week scan.

“Pippa and James have always known they wanted children," a friend told The Sun. "They have made the most of their first few months of marriage and felt the time was right to expand their family.”

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews married on May 20, 2017 (almost a year to the day of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming 2018 nuptials), in what can best be described as the fairytale-esque sequel to Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2011 royal wedding. The event took place in Berkshire, England, and despite the fact that Pippa isn't quite royal herself (she's more like "royal adjacent") there were still many members of the royal family in the wedding party. Kate was, of course, there to support to her sis, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte performed the adorable duties of pageboy and flower girl.

With Kate only a few days away from welcoming her third child, this means that the sisters would have children within a year of one another. Kate is reportedly within days of giving birth, and was notably absent from the Queen's 92nd birthday party on Saturday night. Thankfully, she has a by-the-minute birth plan in place for when the time comes. As for the news that her sister is expecting, the Duchess "could not have been more delighted" a friend told The Sun. So in addition to their new brother or sister, Prince George and Princess Charlotte now have a new baby cousin to look forward to welcoming into the playroom at Kensington Palace.

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