James Middleton shared a sweet post professing his love for his pregnant wife, Alizée Thevenet, on their two-year wedding anniversary yesterday.
The youngest of the Middleton siblings shared two snaps from the couple’s holiday, taken on a boat on his Instagram page last night.
This is a change of scenery from the couple’s home in Stanford Dingley, near to the village of Bucklebury, where he grew up and where his parents still live.
One of them showed James, 36, smiling with his arm around Alizée, as the loved-up couple gazed into each other’s eyes.
Alizée, 33, donned an elegant white dress with ruffled sleeves which highlighted her bump, and wore her long golden blonde locks down.
James Middleton shared a sweet post professing his love for his pregnant wife, Alizée Thevenet on their two-year wedding anniversary
James wore a relaxed long-sleeved beige shirt which he paired with brown and white striped trousers. The couple also decided to go barefoot onboard the ship.
He took to Instagram and wrote: ‘Happy Anniversary my darling.
‘Two years married and I couldn’t be more in love with you and still, the best is yet to come…’
The second image showed a pregnant Alizée watching James jump off the side of the boat into the ocean, as he pulled a silly pose.
Alizée donned a casual blue and white striped dress and some sunglasses as she watched her husband cool off.
James was shirtless and wore some purple and blue patterned swimming trunks as smiled for the shot.
Wellwishers took to the post to congratulate the couple on their anniversary, along with the pregnancy.
One wrote: ‘Happiest Anniversary, wish you two lifetime happiness and love…’
Another penned: ‘Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!’
The second image shows pregnant Alizée watching James jump off the side of the boat into the ocean, as he pulled a silly pose
The youngest Middleton captioned his Instagram post and professed his love for his wife
A third said: ‘Your family must be over the moon with the news of your baby,’ followed by a red love heart emoji.
A fourth commented: ‘Many congratulations to you both and good luck with the new one on the way.’
James shared the exciting news that Alizée was pregnant with their first child at the start of July on Instagram.
He posted a photograph of Alizée in a olive green dress with their dog Mable in a gorgeous countryside setting.
‘We couldn’t be more excited … well Mable might be,’ James wrote, before referencing his tough year following the death of his dog Ella.
‘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’.
The baby will be a first cousin to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and a niece or nephew of the Prince and Princess of Wales. It’s likely that Kate will certainly welcome becoming an aunt again, as she has mentioned she is ‘feeling broody’ on many occasions.
James and Kate’s sister Pippa has also has three children with her husband James Matthews: – Arthur, Grace and Rose – meaning the new addition will be the seventh grandchild of Carole and Michael Middleton.
A day after the announcement, Alizée showcased her baby bump at Wimbledon, as she held James’s hand while sat in the stands.
Wellwishers took to the post to congratulate the couple on their anniversary, along with the pregnancy
The mother-to-be even gave a nod to her sister-in-law, as she donned a £185 vibrant green dress from Kate’s favourite brand Sezane.
Ella is James’ beloved spaniel, who died last year aged 15.
Writing in The Telegraph in 2021, James explained he met Alizée in 2014 at Chelsea’s the South Kensington Club when Ella ‘made a beeline for Alizée’.
James, who was ’embarrassed’, went over ‘to apologise and bring Ella back’, recalling how Alizée thought he was a ‘waiter’ and ‘ordered her drink while continuing to stroke Ella, who at this point was on her back ‘lapping up the attention.’
He has previously credited the black spaniel with helping him overcome his mental health struggles and introducing him to his wife.
The snap shows Alizee, 33, in a olive green dress with their dog Mable in a gorgeous countryside setting
James revealed his wife Alizee is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The entrepreneur, 36, shared a sweet picture of Alizee’s growing bump to Instagram
A timeline of James and Alizee’s romance
July 2018 – The couple are believed to have met when Alizee stopped to say hello to one of James’ dogs while at South Kensington Club
December 2018 – James and Alizee are seen together at Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund’s Christmas Carol Service at St. Luke’s Church.
January 2019 – Alizee was first spotted with James while she holidayed with his sister Pippa and brother-in-law James Matthews in St. Barts
7 May 2019 – James shares his first snap with Alizee on Instagram, where the couple wear matching orange jumpers. He wrote: ‘Sail Away With Me’
May 2019 – Alizee accompanies James to Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston’s wedding in Windsor alongside the Middleton family
July 2019 – Alizee joined James, sister Pippa and mother Carole Middleton in the Royal Box to watch the Wimbledon final
September 2019 – The couple move in together at James’ West London pad
5 October 2019 – Reports emerge that the couple are engaged, with James proposing in private to his beau
6 October 2019 – James announces the news on Instagram, writing: ‘She said Oui’
12 September 2021 – The couple get married in France
5 July 2023 – The couple announce they are expecting their first child
In January 2019, James explained in a personal essay for the Daily Mail how Ella had helped him through his depression battles.
He wrote: ‘During the day I’d drag myself up and go to work, then just stare with glazed eyes at my computer screen, willing the hours to tick by so I could drive home again.’
Alizee and James got engaged in September 2019 but had to delay the ceremony twice in the due to Covid, before finally announcing they had tied the knot in Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provencein 2021.
They said their vows in front of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Socialite Pippa, and her businessman husband James Matthews were also at the even, along with parents Carole and Michael Middleton.
James’s beloved dogs, Luna and Mabel, are also thought to have watched them walk down the aisle.