Carole Middleton pays tribute to Pippa's daughter with adorable new photo

Carole Middleton seemingly gave a sweet nod to Pippa's daughter in a new Instagram post for Party Pieces

Carole Middleton pays tribute to Pippa's daughter with adorable new photo
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Carole Middleton has paid a sweet tribute to her granddaughter Rose, just a few months after her daughter Pippa welcomed the precious tot with husband James Matthews. 

The Princess of Wales’s mother has made a sweet nod to the newborn baby of her second daughter, Pippa Middleton. 

It’s understood that Kate’s younger sister, who is already mum to four-year-old Arthur and two-year-old Grace, welcomed her third child with husband James Matthews in July of last year. 

While the A-list couple has never officially confirmed the name of the precious tot, it’s been widely reported that they chose the name because of its royal significance, with Princess Margaret having had the moniker as a middle name and the rose being a symbol of the Tudor monarchy, as well as one of Queen Elizabeth II's favorite flowers.

Carole Middleton has only added to the speculation about the moniker of Pippa’s daughter, releasing a new range of floral-inspired Baby Shower products for her party supplies company, Party Pieces. 

Carole Middleton smiles following the marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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The 68-year-old took to Instagram last week to promote the collection, which is aptly called ‘A Very English Rose’. 

In the photo, a white cake stand decorated with a rose-patterned napkin and matching paper plate holds three iced cupcakes - one of which is pierced by a metallic, rose gold sign reading, ‘Baby in Bloom.’ Pink balloons, a rose-patterned bunting of flags, and a trailing of roses can also be seen. The products belong to Carole's Pretty in Pink Baby Shower Kit, which retails for £25 on the Berkshire businesswoman's website. 

As to be expected from their lowkey parenting style, Pippa and James have kept baby Rose out of the spotlight since her arrival last summer. Unlike their royal relatives, the couple enjoys a relatively normal life as private citizens and is therefore under no obligation to share personal updates with the public. 

"Pippa is doing well since giving birth to Rose," a source told US Weekly shortly after the news that Kate had welcomed another niece. “She and James are absolutely infatuated with their bundle of joy and are adapting well to being parents of three." 

It's understood that Kate, who named her daughter Charlotte after Pippa's middle name, visited her sister and baby niece shortly after the birth. 

Pippa's daughter

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Pippa and James reportedly live in a £15 million Berkshire mansion with their three children, after selling their West London townhouse last summer. According to royal insiders, the couple's lavish residence is significantly more extravagant than Prince William and Kate Middleton's home of Adelaide Cottage in Windsor. It's believed that Pippa and James, who works as an investment banker, have a choice of 30 bedrooms and plenty of green space at their new home. 

"It’s a very exciting time in their lives. They are looking forward to living closer to her parents," a source told the Sun

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.