Kate Middleton’s brother, James is going to be a father.
In a lovely social media post, the entrepreneur revealed that he and his wife Alizee Thevenet are expecting their first child.
On Wednesday, Prince William’s brother-in-law shared two photos of his wife showing off her growing baby bump while sharing a beautiful moment with one of their many dogs.
“We couldn’t be more excited… well Mable might be,” James wrote alongside the images.
“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.”
Ella, James’s therapy dog of 15 years, died in January. He paid tribute to his beloved dog on Instagram at the moment.
“It is with great sadness that I announce my dear Ella has passed away. For 15 years Ella has been at my side, from my darkest days to my happiest. I’m going to miss her terribly,” he wrote.
James previously stated that his late pet introduced him to his wife in 2018.
Ella first met James’s wife at the South Kensington Club in Chelsea, London, when she walked over to greet the puppy.
“Rather embarrassed, I went over to apologize and bring Ella back,” James recounted in an interview with The Telegraph three years later.
“Little did I know, but I had just met my future wife, all thanks to Ella. If I hadn’t trusted Ella, I wouldn’t have brought her to the South Kensington Club and she would not have been able to say hi to the woman who became my fiancée.”
The couple got engaged the next year and married in 2021.
Although their wedding was postponed due to the pandemic, the couple was able to have a day of celebration in the South of France with their family and close friends.
On their Ella & Co Instagram account, the parents-to-be also gave followers another look at Thevenet’s growing bump.
“We have a new member of the pack coming soon,” they added.