Pippa Middleton copies Kate and gives daughter same middle name as Princess Charlotte

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PIPPA MATTHEWS has given birth to a baby girl and followed in her sister Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s footsteps by choosing the same middle name for her daughter.

Following the birth of their little girl, a source close to the couple told Hello: “Mother and baby are doing well.”

They added: “She’s perfect, everyone is overjoyed at such a happy arrival.”

While Pippa is not a member of the Royal Family, she is connected to the Windsors via her sister Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, and her baby name contains a nod to the Middleton family’s royal connections.

Baby Grace’s middle names are ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Jane’, which pay homage to her grandmothers Carole Elizabeth Middleton and Jane Matthews.

Pippa Middleton copies Kate

Pippa Middleton copies Kate and gives daughter same middle name as Princess Charlotte (Image: GETTY)

Pippa Middleton copies Kate

Pippa Middleton copies Kate: Princess Charlotte also has the middle name Elizabeth (Image: GETTY)

However, some have also interpreted the name as a nod to Queen Elizabeth II, 94, after whom Princess Charlotte is also named.

Kate and Prince William decided to name their only daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in keeping with family traditions.

While Charlotte’s middle names honour both her late paternal grandmother Princess Diana and her maternal grandmother Carole Middleton, the name Elizabeth is also a sweet tribute to her great-grandmother the Queen.

Royal Family members usually give their children traditional middle names which are passed down the family.

Pippa Middleton copies Kate

Pippa Middleton copies Kate: Pippa (right) gave birth to a baby girl on Monday (Image: GETTY)

Charlotte is not the only royal to have the middle name Elizabeth.

The Queen’s granddaughter Princess Beatrice’s, 32, full name is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary.

While Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall’s middle names are Anne and Elizabeth.

Prince Edward, 57, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex also followed this royal naming tradition.

They named their daughter Lady Louise Windsor, 17, Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor.

While Pippa is not an official member of The Firm, her baby girl’s name is a sweet nod to her royal connections.

COVID-19 restrictions mean Kate may be unable to meet her new niece for several weeks.

However, once lockdown is eased it seems likely Kate, William and their three children – Charlotte, Prince George, seven, and Prince Louis, two – are likely to meet the new addition to their family.

Pippa Middleton copies Kate

Pippa Middleton copies Kate: The Cambridges live near Pippa in west London (Image: GETTY)

 

Pippa and James are thought to live in Chelsea, West London, a short distance from the Cambridges’ Kensington Palace home.

The Cambridges returned to London earlier this month ahead of schools reopening.

George and Charlotte are both pupils at Thomas’s Battersea, a short drive from Kensington Palace.

William and Kate are known to fit their royal schedules around dropping off and picking up George and Charlotte from school.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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