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There were no crowds of photographers waiting outside the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London on Monday afternoon, no barker in all its Union Jack splendor, no ceremonial gold easels installed outside of Buckingham Palace. announce the relevant details of the birth. And when Pippa Middleton she welcomed her baby with her husband James Matthews exactly at 1:58 p.m., we're guessing Queen Elizabeth II It was not on your call sheet.
But the arrival of the package of eight pounds and nine ounces was not less celebrated by the royal family with Kate Middleton Y Prince William announcing through a spokesperson of the Kensington Palace that they were absolutely "delighted with Pippa and James".
And thanks to the impressive pedigrees of mom and dad, the life of Baby Matthews will not be less golden than that of their cousins. Prince George, Princess Charlotte Y Prince Luis, less, of course, the title of HRH and the occasional bilby or yacht named in his honor.
Apart from the baby's first photo shoot, an extraordinarily tiring ritual that we assume Pippa was very happy to skip, the new baby began his life in the same way as his cousins, with a cozy atmosphere in the exclusive surroundings of Lindo's wing Mary St. Mary where the suites are rented in a neighborhood of $ 10,000 and come equipped with small luxuries such as a gourmet menu, wine list, afternoon tea service and satellite television.
And once the bouncing baby, whose name has not yet been revealed, is released, he has a palace of his own to call home. The $ 22 million, five-story Pippa and James house in Chelsea's chic London neighborhood was recently renovated to include a new bathroom and walk-in closets for him and her, along with the home gym and underground movie theater that will undoubtedly play a circle. of Tthe Lion King and another Disney fare soon enough.
It may be too early for Pippa, 35, to accept the designer legos of her older sister, 36 years old (after all, Prince Louis is not even six months old). But among the author's six-figure book offerings, columnist fees and participation in the multimillion-dollar family party planning business, Party Pieces and her husband's 43-year old hedge fund manager, they were able to cheat your child's daycare (one of the six bedrooms of the mansion) well on your own.
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Thanks to James' investment skills (last year, David Friedman, co-founder of WealthQuotient estimated for E! News that the net worth of the CEO of Race Rock Capital Management CEO became almost one billion) Baby Matthews & # 39; Future vacation plans look pretty sweet. And, unlike your cousins, you will not have to pose patiently for endless photos at your best Sunday time every time you visit a new country.
Dad has already proven to be a top-notch vacation planner, with the getaway around the world that he and Pippa enjoyed after their May 2017 vows and their recent Italian babymoon. But if the tire gets tired of venturing into new places, you can always rest at the Glen Affric Estate of the 10,000-acre family in Scotland, or soak up the sun and celebrity sightings at the five-star Eden Rock in St Barths. Since Grandpa David and Grandma Jane own the Caribbean resort, it should not be too difficult to set aside time at, say, 16,000-square-foot Rockstar Villa, complete with a private chef and 24-hour butler service.
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And, of course, there is an open invitation to hang at the Kensington Palace. In addition to 1 month old Theodore Matthews, the son of James' brother Spencer Matthews and his wife Vogue Williams ("I think it will be great for children to grow up together," the Made in Chelsea star told the United Kingdom This morning Earlier this year), the new addition has playmates incorporated into George, 5, Charlotte, 3, and baby Louis. Throw in Prince Harry Y Meghan MarkleHe is the future heir and can only imagine the tangle of bicycles, tennis rackets and soccer balls that will soon be located in the grounds of Kensington, conveniently located just one mile from the road from Pippa's apartment.
With such a short distance between them since William and Kate left their home in Norfolk, Pippa has been able to make the most of Kate's parenting skills, with an insider boasting about We weekly that the mother of three children is "an encyclopedia of babies walking in this moment".
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And he is very happy to download Pippa with his large amount of information. The sisters, without a year and a half of difference, have remained intrinsically close over the years, and Pippa provided a source of normalcy when Kate immersed herself more and more in the life of The Firm. "I mean, obviously she has pressures that she has taken and things," said Pippa. News from NBC in 2014. "But we spent a lot of time together, we still do a lot together as a family, and I think that's really the heart for all of us, it's having a very close family with which we can be normal with each other, deal with each other normally. He kept us all glued to the ground. "
Keeping what she calls a "normal sister relationship," through all the madness, means "we are very close," Pippa added. "And, you know, we support each other and we give ourselves opinions and things."
Like, maybe about what kind of stroller to buy, when to start dream training or the perfect gift to give to a newborn on his first Christmas.
Assuming that William and Kate intend to stick to their holidays, they will spend this December with the Middletons at their Bucklebury estate, spending Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen. While it may be too early for the little ones to make cards, hang crowns or prepare brandy butter and mint creams like Kate and Pippa did when they were children, it's never too early to have fun, new family traditions. (Why do you imagine the beauty of Middleton's four grandchildren dressed in reindeer-themed footie pajamas?)
And although Pippa's son is likely to be spoiled by Aunt Kate, after all, she commissioned sculptures in silver foundry from George's hands and feet for an $ 11,000 christening in 2013 and bought the baby boutique from He loved in London when Charlotte arrived in 2015. He seems more interested in teaching his boy the true spirit of the season.
"No matter how much we can adapt other celebrations, in December we tend to repeat our family customs year after year, and this may be key to the magic of Christmas," he wrote in his 2012 planning guide. Celebrate. "Looking back, I do not remember the gifts I received, whether the buds were overcooked or the turkey dried, but what I do remember are all the little rituals."