It’s official: World-famous bridesmaid Pippa Middleton — sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton — is pregnant.
You may have heard the rumors that Pippa was with child a few days before Kate was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor with dear wee Prince Louis on April 23. But Pippa is now officially confirming that she and husband James Matthews do indeed have a royal-ish crumpet in the oven. She chatted about her first trimester in a recent column for U.K. magazine Waitrose Kitchen. (Where all the Kardashians reveal their pregnancies, of course. No. Totally kidding.)
In the Waitrose article, Pippa revealed she lucked out and avoided the dreaded hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness) that hospitalized her sister. “I was lucky to pass the 12-week scan without suffering from morning sickness. That meant I was able to carry on as normal,” Pippa said, as reported by Hello! magazine.
Pippa has been able to soldier on as usual — with only a few tiny changes. “When I learned the happy news that I was pregnant, I realized I needed to adjust my four to five-day-a-week [fitness] routine,” she wrote. Pippa also said that she didn’t tell her gym instructor about her pregnancy until the “riskier months” had passed.
She continued, “This being my first pregnancy, I had so many questions I felt were still unanswered. I wanted to know things like, would I strain if I served in tennis, are strokes of swimming safe, can I still do a normal yoga class if I avoided certain positions? Could I still work my abs?” Honey. Slow down. You’re doing amazing, sweetie. You can lose an ab or two, trust us.
She added, “I’ve noticed my body change and weight increase, but through effective exercise and sports I feel that it’s been strengthened to support a healthy pregnancy, birth and recovery… And ensure that post-baby, my old favorite jeans will still fit eventually!”
Oh, Pippa. We’ve seen your genes, and we’ve seen your jeans. You’re gonna be fine (and even if you got way bigger, that would be great too). Pippa and husband Matthews have been out and about recently in London looking radiant. They were also guests at that little May 19 wedding of — wait, who was it again? oh, yes — Duchess Meghan of Sussex (who you might know better as just Meghan Markle) and Prince Harry. And Matthews and Pippa celebrated their first wedding anniversary just a day later on May 20.
Congrats to the happy and absurdly fit couple. Pippa, don’t miss out on the ice cream. This is your time.
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