Kate, 38, became an auntie for a third time last week after her sister Pippa Middleton, 37, gave birth to her second child, Grace Elizabeth Jane. Little Grace is Kate’s first niece as she already has two nephews – Pippa’s first born, Arthur and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl says the new arrival has “put a smile back” on Kate’s face following a “difficult few weeks”.
The Royal Family was rocked earlier this month following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Kate found herself embroiled in the Megxit spat after Meghan brought up their now infamous row during a bridesmaid’s dress fitting.
The health of Prince Philip, 99, has also been a major concern for the family, after the Duke of Edinburgh spent a month in hospital following treatment on an existing heart condition.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Ms Nicholl said: “Pippa’s baby joy has been a welcome distraction for Kate after a difficult few weeks.
“It’s really put a smile back on her face.”
Kate, a mother-of-three, was dragged into Meghan and Harry’s attack on the Palace during their tell-all interview with Oprah.
The Duchess of Sussex claimed Kate made her cry during a dress fitting in the lead up to her wedding to Harry in 2018 – contrary to previous reports which had the altercation the other way round.
Meghan told Oprah that Kate had apologised and gave her flowers with a note attached.
Meghan said: “It was a really…