Kate Middleton has a new nephew after her younger brother James and his wife Alizee Thevenet welcomed a son a few weeks ago.
The brother of the Princess of Wales, 36, revealed his little boy Inigo was born a few weeks ago in an adorable Instagram post after he and his wife were spotted out and about with a pram for the first time yesterday.
Sharing a photo of Inigo’s tiny hand ‘holding’ a badge containing an emblem of his late beloved dog Ella, and another photo of the tiny baby in his cot while James’s other dogs watched over him, the new father praised the NHS for looking after both Alizee and the newborn at Basingstoke Hospital, where he was born.
He also revealed he has already taught little Inigo about Ella, who passed away in January of this year leaving James heartbroken.
Although he did not reveal Inigo’s exact birthday, he said the little one has been in his life for ‘just a few weeks’.
James Middleton has revealed on Instagram that he and his wife Alizee Thevenet have welcomed a son called Inigo into the world
In a heartfelt announcement on Instagram, James wrote: He has been in our lives for just a few weeks but they have been the most special of my life getting to know our beautiful baby boy.
‘No matter how prepared I thought I was…I was not prepared for the overwhelming emotion of meeting Inigo for the first time and the love for my darling Alizée as we became three.
‘We have settled into our new life as parents and I’ve told him all about Ella and that if it wasn’t for her he wouldn’t be here today and that we miss her greatly.
‘The dogs have been fantastic at welcoming their little brother into the pack (although Inka needs to know the teddybears are not all for her…)
Posting a heartfelt message on Instagram, James revealed he’s already teaching Inigo about his deceased beloved dog Ella
‘We would like to thank the wonderful team at Basingstoke hospital, from the very first scan to walking out the front door for the first time as three, we couldn’t have felt more supported and looked after throughout so thank you NHS.’
The announcement comes after James and ALizee were spotted for the first time since becoming parents yesterday as they took a stroll in west London.
Already a doting dad, James pushed a £795 Silver Cross pram while sporting an autumnal ensemble of navy chinos, brown boots and a green jacket.
He added a yellow scarf to brighten up the look, while Alizee proved she was a cool mum in a double denim look with a blue shirt and jeans which she paired with a 1970s-inspired brown suede coat and fur gilet.
Princess Kate’s brother James Middleton has welcomed his first chid with wife Alizee Thevenet
The baby – whose gender has not been revealed – is the first cousin of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and the niece or nephew of Princess Kate and Prince William. James and Alizee are pictured
James added a yellow scarf to brighten up the look, while Alizee, 33, sported a double denim look in a blue shirt and jeans which she paired with a 1970s-inspired brown suede coat and fur gilet
Keeping her blonde hair long and loose, the French financial analyst showed off he natural beauty in a make-up free look while clutching a shopping bag and cup of coffee.
Slung in the bottom of the pram was a travel bag from Sezane – which costs around £127. The brand is a favourite of Princess Kate’s.
The couple, who live near where Kate, sister Pippa and James grew up in Bucklebury, Berkshire, strolled along Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill.
James announced Alizee’s pregnancy on Instagram in July, where he shared a snap of his wife in a olive green dress with their dog Mable in a gorgeous countryside setting.
‘We couldn’t be more excited … well Mable might be,’ James wrote, before referencing his tough year following the death of his dog Ella.
‘It was a very difficult start to the year after losing my beloved Ella however we will end the year with the most precious little addition to our growing family’.
It’s likely that Kate will certainly welcome becoming an aunt again, as she has mentioned she is ‘feeling broody’ on many occasions.
James and Kate’s sister Pippa has also has three children with her husband James Matthews: – Arthur, Grace and Rose – meaning the new addition will be the seventh grandchild of Carole and Michael Middleton.
Slung in the bottom of the pram was a travel bag from Sezane – which costs around £127. The brand is a favourite of Princess Kate’s
Ella is James’ beloved spaniel, who died last year aged 15.
Writing in The Telegraph in 2021, James explained he met Alizée in 2014 at Chelsea’s the South Kensington Club when Ella ‘made a beeline for Alizée’.
James, who was ’embarrassed’, went over ‘to apologise and bring Ella back’, recalling how Alizée thought he was a ‘waiter’ and ‘ordered her drink while continuing to stroke Ella, who at this point was on her back lapping up the attention.’
He has previously credited the black spaniel with helping him overcome his mental health struggles and introducing him to his wife .
In January 2019, James explained in a personal essay for the Daily Mail how Ella had helped him through his depression battles.
He wrote: ‘During the day I’d drag myself up and go to work, then just stare with glazed eyes at my computer screen, willing the hours to tick by so I could drive home again.
Alizee and James got engaged in September 2019 but had to delay the ceremony twice in the due to Covid, before finally announcing they had tied the knot in Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provencein 2021.
Alizée, who is trilingual has lived and worked in London for several years, is currently a director at TreasurySpring, a fin tech firm that uses digital pipelines to connect cash rich firms to institutional borrowers.
She’s the daughter of retired diplomat Jean-Gabriel Thevenet, who lives in Paris and is currently pursuing a career as a writer and poet.
Her father is very fond of his daughter’s husband, previously describing Alizée as ‘deliriously happy’ with James.
‘My daughter Alizee is very happy with James, they are very much in love,’ Mr. Thevenet told MailOnline in March 2019 when news of the couple’s relationship first broke.
‘James is a very charming man,’ he said. ‘I am very happy that Alizee is together with James. I know she is very happy. We keep our fingers crossed for them.’
The finance guru has lived in six countries – Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England.
James and Alizee dipped in and out of coffee shops as they enjoyed the autumnal stroll in west London
Alizee and James are pictured in London on Tuesday
The pair strolled through the west London village while Alizee held onto her phone
With three nieces and three nephews James has no doubt had practice looking after babies
Despite new parenthood the pair looked well-rested and stylish for the walk
Stylish Dad James came equipped with a posh pram for his walks with the baby
James and Alizee clutched onto coffees for their walk through Notting Hill
Need a caffeine boost? James, the youngest of the Middleton siblings, clutched what appeared to be flat white for the walk
The pair made the most of the bright autumn day in the idyllic west London neighbourhood
Alizee appeared to have pink headphones strapped around her for the walk
Dashing James carried his essentials in a backpack as he strolled through Notting Hill
James and Alizee carried bags while pushing the child through the posh west London streets
New parenthood hasn’t affected the couple’s style who looked effortlessly chic during the walk
The couple live in a £1.45million home in Bucklebury, west Berkshire. The village Kate, Pippa and James grew up in
But Alizée has been settled in the UK for several years, graduating with a masters degree in investment and finance from Queen Mary, University of London.
The couple live in a £1.45million home in Bucklebury, west Berkshire. The village Kate, Pippa and James grew up in.
Before then she did her undergraduate degree in accounting and finance in Brussels. On her Linkedin profile, she descries herself as having a ‘high work ethic and dedication to success’ as well as ‘always being open to new ideas’.
Alizée has a keen interest in sailing and watersports and shares James’ love of dogs, with the pair often sharing snaps of them out and about with the entrepreneur’s beloved pets.
Her father revealed how his daughter Alizee is named after the sub-tropical trade wind – known as the Alize in French.
The couple fit right in with the cool west London set in their chic attire
He said: ‘My daughter is named after my first love which is wind-surfing and the Alize wind that fills the sails.’
James has previously described how Alizee had helped to transform his life following crippling depression.
They were first seen together at the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund’s Christmas Carol Service at St. Luke’s Church.
The following month, they were spotted vacationing in St. Barts along with James’s sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews.
James, the brother of Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews, is the son of David Matthews who own the Eden Roc hotel on the island.
James and Alizee live in a four-bedroom Grade II listed period farmhouse with beams and leaded windows in a village on the Bucklebury fringes.
It means Kate’s family are all now near-neighbours, with parents Carole and Michael living in a £4.7 million Georgian manor house in the village, while her sister Pippa recently bought Bucklebury Farm Park, a petting zoo which is a favourite of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.