While Kate Middleton has been at the centre of viral news this year – giving birth to an heir to the throne and all, this week has been all about her younger sister, Pippa Middleton.
Confirming her pregnancy this week, royal fans have been getting excited that the two sisters will become even closer, with Pippa’s future arrival having three cousins in Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
But it turns out the sisters have more in common that just motherhood, with 34-year-old Pippa set to acquire a noble title.
The strangest part? It has nothing to do with Kate’s Duchess of Cambridge title or her link to the royal family.
That’s right. Pippa’s title comes from her husband, James Matthews, to whom she wed last year.
The hedge fund financier’s father is the Laird of Glen Affric, a title he reportedly acquired when buying a castle and a 10,000-acre estate in the Highlands, something his eldest son James will inherit.
This would one day make Pippa Middleton, Lady Glen Affric.
Noble titles are probably the furthest thing from Pippa’s mind however, with her and 42-year-old James expecting their first child together.
‘I was lucky to pass the 12 week scan without suffering from morning sickness,’ Pippa explained in a column for Waitrose Weekend, confirming the pregnancy. ‘That meant I was able to carry on as normal.’
‘This being my first pregnancy, I had so many questions I felt were still unanswered,’ she continued, ‘I’ve noticed my body change and weight increase, but through effective exercise and sports I feel that it’s being strengthened to support a healthy pregnancy, birth and recovery.’
This article originally appeared on marie claire UK