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Pippa Middleton names baby in tribute to dad and brother-in-law

Arthur Michael William Matthews was born in October

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Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have named their newborn son in a touching nod to family members.

The baby, Arthur Michael William Matthews, includes a tribute to three of their close relatives.

Pippa, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, gave birth to the boy at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington last month.

Pippa shows off her bump (Credit: John Rainford/WENN)

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Now the name of the infant, who entered the world at 8lb 9oz, has been ‘revealed’ by The Mail on Sunday.

His first middle name, Michael, is understood to be after both Pippa’s father and James’ tragic brother who died aged just 23 climbing Mount Everest in 1999.

James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Pippa flanked by husband James Matthews and brother James Middleton (Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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The inspiration for his other middle name is thought to be from the new mum’s brother-in-law Prince William.

Pippa reportedly put her occupation as “author” on the birth certificate.

Her party-planning book Celebrate was published in 2012.

Pippa and James on their wedding day (Credit: WENN)

Pippa, 35, and James, the 43-year-old brother of Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews, married in May 2017.

They announced earlier this summer that they were expecting their first baby.

He was born on October 16 in the same maternity wing where Pippa’s sister Kate Middleton gave birth to her three royal children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

Pippa gave birth last month

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Pippa was seen heavily pregnant at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding days earlier.

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