Which pretty much tracks, considering how swimmingly the rest of her life is going. While older sister Kate Middleton set forth her future as a real life princess (yes, her official descriptor is Duchess of Cambridge, but one day she’ll be Queen Consort and in the meantime she gets to wear a tiara on the regular) circa freshman year of college when she made friends with Prince William at Scotland’s University of St Andrews, Pippa’s life has been no less charmed.
Thanks to her 2017 wedding to Matthews, the 37-year-old lives in a palace of sorts (a $22 million, five-story townhouse in London’s ritzy Chelsea neighborhood, recently renovated to include an in-home gym, underground movie theater and his-and-hers dressing rooms), has access to her own reported multi-billion-dollar fortune and will one day inherit a title of her own, when hedge fund manager Matthews, 45, is named Laird of Glen Affric, a distinction currently held by his father. (He and his Lady will also lay claim to the family’s 10,000-acre Scottish estate.)
And now, they’ve welcomed her second child, baby girl Grace Elizabeth Jane Matthews arriving early in the morning March 15. As a family spokesperson told E!, “Mother and baby are doing well.”