The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, announced this month that she is expecting her third child.
And in August a source revealed that the Middleton sisters are dreaming of getting pregnant together.
According to US Weekly, Kate and William have been waiting for the right time to expand their family and the opportunity may just have arrived with the wedding of Pippa to James Matthews.
The sisters have always been close and have shared the desire of getting pregnant at the same time at some point in their lives.
“It’s long been a dream for Kate and Pippa to be pregnant at the same time,” a Middleton family friend told the publication. “To share that would be amazing.”
Long before their wedding, Pippa and Matthews, 42, were talking about taking the next step.
“Pippa’s always said how great it would be if they were to be expecting together,” the source added.
“Starting a family is something they’ve talked about long before they got married,” a friend of Kate’s little sister said. “Pippa has always meant how good it would be if they were expecting babies together.”
The announcement for a third royal baby has been made by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this month. We can only wait for similar news from Pippa and James.
After months of rumors, Pippa finally chose to marry in a custom-made dress signed by British designer Giles Deacon.
The gown was a custom-made piece that the bride completed with a thin veil embroidered with pearls, a Robinson Pelham tiara and a pair of satin shoes signed Manolo Blahnik.
Prestigious guests included tennis player Roger Federer and his wife Mirka, Princess Eugenie, and of course Kate and William and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who served as pageboy and bridesmaid.
Prince Harry arrived with his brother Prince William, and was later joined by his girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, at the wedding reception.
Pippa famously caught the world’s attention with her white dress on the day of her sister’s royal wedding in 2011.
Her husband James Matthews is a 41-year-old British former race champion. He is now the executive director of the Eden Rock Capital Management Group in London.
Pippa Middleton chose to organize her nuptials on a private estate, at St Mark’s Church, safe from prying eyes.
Rumors about the dress that will be worn by the bride are going rampant, with bets on designer Giles Deacon after being seen visiting her home with a collection of designs last November.
According to E! News, a source close to Deacon revealed that the design is “very simple, elegant and it’s all handmade,” and that “very few people have seen the finished thing.”
Last month, when asked about the possibility of designing the gown, he told HELLO! Fashion, “I can never really comment on rumors. Until things are confirmed, it’s just rumors.”
The same source informed that the future bride has had her dress taken in five times due to her weight loss over the past six months.
About 150 guests are expected at the event, with guests including Kate and William, Prince Harry, Ben Fogle and Roger Federer, as well as Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle who is only invited to the reception and not to the ceremony.
The ceremony will take place on May 20 and St Mark’s Church in Englefield is where the union will be officiated.
According to the UK’s Daily Mirror, about 150 guests are expected at the event, with guests including Kate and William, Prince Harry, Ben Fogle and Roger Federer, and brother James Middleton with girlfriend Donna Air.
Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle will attend the wedding but she is only invited to the reception and not to the ceremony.
Prince George and niece Charlotte will be taking roles of page boy and flower girl.
As far as the maid of honor is concerned, although Kate is expected to return the favor and fill in the role, she may step back in order to sure make sure she doesn’t steal the spotlight on her sister’s big day.
The biggest mystery is who will design the dress of the future Mrs. Matthews. The future bride and her mother Carole have been spotted shopping at top stores in London.
Suzanne Neville, Giles Deacon and Stephen Jones are some of the designer names that have been linked to the event.
As for the reception, the same publication reports that the couple has chosen the Middleton family’s manor in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
The couple will definitely draw attention at Pippa Middleton’s nuptials but their presence will be discreet.
Kate Middleton’s younger sister is set to say “I do” to her partner, businessman James Matthews, on May 20, at St Mark’s Little Church in Englefield.
The event may also be an opportunity for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to formalize their relationship by making an official appearance as a couple.
According to People magazine, the Suits actress will be able to attend the reception, but not the ceremony.
Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, explained to the publication that unmarried couples shouldn’t attend religious wedding ceremonies.
In addition, the invitations were launched last fall, when the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was in its infancy.
“I would not be surprised if Prince Harry was not given a plus one, as the wedding guest list would have most likely been made in fall of last year when Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan was not as public,” Meier said. “I typically recommend if someone is married, engaged, considers themselves to have a serious significant other, or is traveling in for the wedding, they should receive a plus one. Pending how intimate Pippa wants to keep her wedding, she may very well follow the ‘no ring, no bring’ rule.”