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Pippa Middleton: Yes, I Am Pregnant!!

There's a new, confirmed baby in the Royal Family! Okay, tangentially. Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are getting a cousin.

Remember over a month ago when we told you that Duchess Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, is almost definitely pregnant?

You can take out the almost. She is pregnant.

Pippa at the Royal Wedding

34-year-old Pippa Middleton is expecting her first child.

The baby daddy is of course her husband, James Matthews.

The source for this happy news is pretty darn reliable -- because it's Pippa herself.

Announcing what she wrote in a column for Waitrose magazine, Pippa has even more good news.

Her sister Kate's pregnancies are notoriously difficult. She suffers from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the results are not fun.

That was how we were able to predict that she was pregnant weeks before the official announcement.

Pippa, it seems, is having an easier time.

Pippa Smiles Broadly

The happily expecting mother writes:

"I was lucky to pass the 12 week scan without suffering from morning sickness."

When the news broke on the back end of April that Pippa was telling her close friends, it was reported that this was after the 12 week scan had revealed that everything looked healthy.

"That meant I was able to carry on as normal."

Well ... mostly. She did set about making one significant change to her lifestyle.

"When I learned the happy news that I was pregnant I realized I needed to adjust my 4 to 5-day-a-week routine."

That's great! We only wish that everyone were in a position to take it easy when they need to concentrate on a pregnancy -- or on their health for any reason.

Pippa Middleton: A Picture

Though Pippa has been confiding the news to those close to her since April, she waited until a week into June to make it public knowledge.

Why? She doesn't say. But we can guess.

First of all, it is always wise to wait until one is further along before sharing the news. Even a few weeks -- or, in this case, more than a month -- can give you more time to be sure that your pregnancy is still healthy.

Second of all, Pippa couldn't have wanted to overshadow her own sister's pregnancy and childbirth.

Kate gave birth to her third child, baby Louis, back in April -- exactly around the time that Pippa began confiding in loved ones.

The following days were full of new revelations and even photos. Pippa wouldn't want to upstage her sister.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, By The Water

Also, obviously, Pippa couldn't want to distract from her sister's brother-in-law, Prince Harry, as he tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

When there are major royal events underway, you want to put some distance between them and anything else.

And ... while we're on the subject of putting some distance between different pieces of news as they break ... 

Pippa may have had another, more upsetting reason for postponing the announcement.

Pippa's father-in-law was arrested for raping a minor. This was weeks before reports of her pregnancy began circulating.

This has to be a hard time for her and a harder time her her husband.

We can absolutely understand why they might balk at sharing that news in the same month that her father-in-law was arrested.

Pippa Middleton with a Smile

But all of these other events, both happy and grim, aside: this is great news!

Pippa and James are going to welcome their first child, and they're not even pretending that it's a secret anymore.

That must be a real weight off of their shoulders.

Now, they just need to concentrate on a healthy remainder of the pregnancy and a healthy delivery. 

Since the 12 week check-up was reportedly in the back half of April, we can guess that she might be 18 to 20 weeks along. But that is absolutely just an estimation.

If it's correct, then she's about halfway through.

Congratulations to Pippa and James!

Pippa Middleton: Father-In-Law Arrested For Raping a Minor

When Pippa Middleton married James Matthews back in 2017 royal watchers thought they'd uncovered everything there is to know about the revered Matthews clan.

Like Pippa's family, the Matthews are well-to-do commoners with several significant landholdings who enjoy a place of prominence in London society.

It was revealed this week, however, that Pippa's in-laws have been hiding a very dark secret for the past two decades.

David Matthews

Several media outlets have confirmed that James' father, David Matthews, was arrested at Paris' Orly Airport this week in connection with statutory rape charges.

Officials have been investigating allegations that Matthews had sex with an underage girl in the late nineties.

This week, they were finally able to obtain a warrant for the 74-year-old businessman's arrest.

"I confirm that David M was placed in police custody on 27 March at the Brigade for the Protection of Minors," a Paris judicial official tells The Telegraph.

Pippa Middleton and Bearded James Matthews

The official continued:

"Following his arrest, the Paris public prosecutor's office opened a judicial investigation, overlooked by an examining magistrate."

The authorities provided few details about the nature of Matthews' alleged crimes, but The Telegraph reports that there were several incidents beginning in 1997.

There's no word yet regarding in which country the alleged misconduct took place.

Matthews' attorneys have dismissed the charges as "untrue and scandalous."

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, By The Water

At this point, the case will pass from the police to the courts as judicial investigators seek to determine if there's enough evidence to convict Matthews.

While we're sure their main concern is seeing that justice is served, the timing of the arrest is certainly not ideal for members of the royal family who are currently preparing for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Times have changed, and royal marriages are no longer arranged for political expediency, but nevertheless, Harry and Meghan's wedding is still an international event that will put one of the western world's oldest institutions squarely at the center of the global stage.

David Matthews may not be directly tied to the Royals, but his loose association to Kate, William, Meghan, and Harry is no doubt a source of concern for many within Buckingham Palace today.

Pippa Middleton: Father-In-Law Arrested For Raping a Minor

When Pippa Middleton married James Matthews back in 2017 royal watchers thought they'd uncovered everything there is to know about the revered Matthews clan.

Like Pippa's family, the Matthews are well-to-do commoners with several significant landholdings who enjoy a place of prominence in London society.

It was revealed this week, however, that Pippa's in-laws have been hiding a very dark secret for the past two decades.

David Matthews

Several media outlets have confirmed that James' father, David Matthews, was arrested at Paris' Orly Airport this week in connection with statutory rape charges.

Officials have been investigating allegations that Matthews had sex with an underage girl in the late nineties.

This week, they were finally able to obtain a warrant for the 74-year-old businessman's arrest.

"I confirm that David M was placed in police custody on 27 March at the Brigade for the Protection of Minors," a Paris judicial official tells The Telegraph.

Pippa Middleton and Bearded James Matthews

The official continued:

"Following his arrest, the Paris public prosecutor's office opened a judicial investigation, overlooked by an examining magistrate."

The authorities provided few details about the nature of Matthews' alleged crimes, but The Telegraph reports that there were several incidents beginning in 1997.

There's no word yet regarding in which country the alleged misconduct took place.

Matthews' attorneys have dismissed the charges as "untrue and scandalous."

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, By The Water

At this point, the case will pass from the police to the courts as judicial investigators seek to determine if there's enough evidence to convict Matthews.

While we're sure their main concern is seeing that justice is served, the timing of the arrest is certainly not ideal for members of the royal family who are currently preparing for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Times have changed, and royal marriages are no longer arranged for political expediency, but nevertheless, Harry and Meghan's wedding is still an international event that will put one of the western world's oldest institutions squarely at the center of the global stage.

David Matthews may not be directly tied to the Royals, but his loose association to Kate, William, Meghan, and Harry is no doubt a source of concern for many within Buckingham Palace today.