Kate Middleton secretly celebrates exciting baby news

kate middleton secretly celebrates baby news
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Kate Middleton has secretly celebrated exciting baby news as a close friend welcomed a new addition.

  • Kate Middleton has had some very special news in lockdown, as a close friend welcomed her third child.
  • The Duchess's best friend, who is one of Prince George's godparents, is now mum to a lovely baby girl.
  • In other royal news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprised veterans with a very special VE Day video call.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been celebrating something special while she’s been in lockdown, as one of her best friends has welcomed a lovely addition.

One of Duchess Kate’s best friends Emilia Jardine-Paterson has welcomed her third child with her husband David.

The lovely news was announced in The Times newspaper’s birth announcements section, which confirmed that the pair who are very close-knit to the royals had welcomed a baby girl.

kate middleton secretly celebrates baby news

Emilia Jardine-Paterson is one of the Duchess's closest friends (Credit: Getty)

The high-society couple, who are already parents to sons Leo and Alexander, welcomed their third addition last month on 20th March and named their newborn daughter Lucia Beatrice India.

Emilia, who is part of the d’Erlanger family and runs her own company as an interior designer, is a godmother to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s eldest child Prince George.

Emilia is one of the six-year-old’s seven godparents, joining Oliver Baker, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the Hon. Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem and the Duke of Cambridge’s first cousin Zara Tindall in the honour.

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As well as celebrating for her close friend in lockdown, Kate Middleton recently revealed what else she’s been getting up to at the family’s home.

Speaking to This Morning’s Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby just days ago, the mum-of-three, who is also mum to five-year-old Princess Charlotte and two-year-old Prince Louis, said that she has been home-schooling her children while they’ve been at home.

However, the Duchess said that there has been some jealousy between her little ones, with Prince George wanting to get in on his younger sister’s projects.

kate middleton secretly celebrates baby news

The Duchess spoke with ITV's Phillip and Holly last week (Credit: Getty)

“George gets very upset because he wants to do Charlotte’s projects,” she said, “because making things like spider sandwiches is far cooler than doing literacy work”.

The Duchess also praised her kids’ school, Thomas’s Battersea, for being “very supportive” to parents and their home-schooling work during lockdown.

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.