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Pippa Middleton and James Matthews celebrate baby boy's birth

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Image caption The couple were photographed attending the royal wedding just a few days before the birth
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Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a boy.

The baby was born on Monday at 13:58 BST weighing 8lb 9oz, a spokeswoman for Pippa and her husband James Matthews said.

"Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well," she added.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "thrilled" for the couple.

Pippa's last major public outing was at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on Friday.

The arrival comes just a day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they are expecting a baby.

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Pippa announced her pregnancy in June in her fitness column for Waitrose Weekend magazine.

She told readers she had passed through the first trimester without experiencing the severe morning sickness her older sister had with her three pregnancies.

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

"That meant I was able to carry on as normal and continue my sports."

In a recent column for the magazine she wrote: "As the final month nears and the bump grows prouder each day, movement is certainly getting more awkward.

"As a result, one of the biggest changes is that my lower body has tightened up."

Pippa and her husband James were married in May last year in a ceremony attended by royals and celebrities.

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Image caption Pippa is the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Roger Federer and his wife Mirka were among the guests.

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