By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline
12:00 26 Oct 2023, updated 13:20 26 Oct 2023
The entrepreneur, 36, and French financier, 33, were spotted going for a walk with the newborn in Notting Hill on Tuesday.
The parents have kept the exact details and date of the baby’s birth private. It’s believed he or she was born in recent weeks as James shared a snap of his then-pregnant wife on September 12th to celebrate their anniversary and declare: ‘the best is yet to come’.
Already a doting dad, James fit right in with the west London set as he pushed a £795 Silver Cross pram while sporting an autumnal ensemble of navy chinos, brown boots and a green jacket.
He added a yellow scarf to brighten up the look, while Alizee proved she was a cool mum in a double denim look with a blue shirt and jeans which she paired with a 1970s-inspired brown suede coat and fur gilet.
Keeping her blonde hair long and loose, the French financial analyst showed off he natural beauty in a make-up free look while clutching a shopping bag and cup of coffee.
Slung in the bottom of the pram was a travel bag from Sezane – which costs around £127. The brand is a favourite of Princess Kate’s.
The couple, who live near where Kate, sister Pippa and James grew up in Bucklebury, Berkshire, strolled along Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill.
James announced Alizee’s pregnancy on Instagram in July, where he shared a snap of his wife 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’.
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.
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.’
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As well as Archie and Lilibet from their uncle Prince Harry, the Wales children have three cousins on their mother’s side.
- Arthur William Matthews, born October 2018
- Grace Matthews, born March 2021
- Rose Matthews, born June 2022
- Baby Middleton, born September or October 2023
He has previously credited the black spaniel with helping him overcome his mental health struggles and introducing him to his wife .
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.
Alizée, who is trilingual has lived and worked in London for several years, is currently a director at TreasurySpring, a fin tech firm that uses digital pipelines to connect cash rich firms to institutional borrowers.
She’s the daughter of retired diplomat Jean-Gabriel Thevenet, who lives in Paris and is currently pursuing a career as a writer and poet.
Her father is very fond of his daughter’s husband, previously describing Alizée as ‘deliriously happy’ with James.
‘My daughter Alizee is very happy with James, they are very much in love,’ Mr. Thevenet told MailOnline in March 2019 when news of the couple’s relationship first broke.
‘James is a very charming man,’ he said. ‘I am very happy that Alizee is together with James. I know she is very happy. We keep our fingers crossed for them.’
The finance guru has lived in six countries – Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England.
But Alizée has been settled in the UK for several years, graduating with a masters degree in investment and finance from Queen Mary, University of London.
The couple live in a £1.45million home in Bucklebury, west Berkshire. The village Kate, Pippa and James grew up in.
Before then she did her undergraduate degree in accounting and finance in Brussels. On her Linkedin profile, she descries herself as having a ‘high work ethic and dedication to success’ as well as ‘always being open to new ideas’.
Alizée has a keen interest in sailing and watersports and shares James’ love of dogs, with the pair often sharing snaps of them out and about with the entrepreneur’s beloved pets.
Her father revealed how his daughter Alizee is named after the sub-tropical trade wind – known as the Alize in French.
He said: ‘My daughter is named after my first love which is wind-surfing and the Alize wind that fills the sails.’
James has previously described how Alizee had helped to transform his life following crippling depression.
They were first seen together at the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund’s Christmas Carol Service at St. Luke’s Church.
The following month, they were spotted vacationing in St. Barts along with James’s sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews.
James, the brother of Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews, is the son of David Matthews who own the Eden Roc hotel on the island.
James and Alizee live in a four-bedroom Grade II listed period farmhouse with beams and leaded windows in a village on the Bucklebury fringes.
It means Kate’s family are all now near-neighbours, with parents Carole and Michael living in a £4.7 million Georgian manor house in the village, while her sister Pippa recently bought Bucklebury Farm Park, a petting zoo which is a favourite of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
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
24 October 2023 – The couple are spotted in Notting Hill with the child