Absolutely fantastic new baby news for Kate Middleton

PIPPA Middleton has given birth to a baby boy, it has been revealed today

The 35-year-old had her son at the £7,500-a-night Lindo Wing maternity unit yesterday – the same day Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they are due to have a baby

The baby was born weighing 8lb 9oz at 1.58pm yesterday at the exclusive hospital.

A spokeswoman for Pippa and her husband said: “Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well.”

Kensington Palace also confirmed the happy news, saying in a short statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are thrilled for Pippa and James.”

The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge was said to have been joined at the private hospital with her financier husband James Matthews.

Hubby James was pictured carrying two overnight bags as they entered the wing – a £78 Cam Cam Copenhagen baby changing bag and another holdall.

Eyewitnesses said heavily pregnant Pippa, 35, was seen smiling as she entered the Lindo Wing before giving birth, where her nephews Prince George and Prince Louis and niece Princess Charlotte were born.

It comes just days after the couple attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

And on the same day that Harry and Meghan announced they are expecting their first baby together in spring next year.

Pippa already visited the exclusive Lindo Wing, where Kate Middleton gave birth to all three of her children.

The Duchess of Cambridge posed on the steps of the ward with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, shortly after each of their births.

The pricey ward is popular with royals, with Princess Diana having both of her children there, and she also stood for photos on the steps with Princes William and Harry.

Pippa and James were spotted visiting the wing, in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, which is a stone’s throw from their £17 million mansion in Chelsea earlier on in her pregnancy.