Pippa Middleton gives birth to her first child

Pippa Middleton gives birth to her first child

Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton, has given birth to her first child.

The 35-year-old was seen entering a private maternity ward yesterday at 10.30am, ahead of her husband James Matthews, and she gave birth to a baby boy just over three hours later, at 1.58pm.

This afternoon, a spokesperson said: "James and Pippa have had a baby boy. He was born Monday 15th October at 1.58pm, weighing 8lb and 9oz. Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well."

A Kensington Palace spokesman stated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were "thrilled" for the new parents.

The English socialite's baby was delivered at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, the same unit where her older sister gave birth to her three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

The new arrival comes just a day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed they are expecting a baby of their own.