The entrepreneur, 36, shared a sweet picture of Alizee’s growing bump to Instagram today.
The snap shows Alizee, 33, 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.
‘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’.
James and Kate’s sister Pippa has also has three children with her husband James Matthews: – Arthur, Grace and Rose.
James Middleton’s has revealed his wife Alizee Thevenet is pregnant with the couple’s first child
Another photo showed the French financier in a field with Mable
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.’
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.
James and Alizée met after Ella ‘made a beeline for her’ at Chelsea’s The South Kensington Club
James and Alizee are seen at their brother-in-law’s estate on the Scottish Highlands
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.
The entrepreneur and finance guru are pictured on their 2021 wedding day in France
Alizée, is a French finance expert who has lived and worked in London for several years after travelling the world with her diplomat father as a child . James shared a snap of her enjoying some red wine and cheese in their rustic home earlier this year
‘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 is fluent in three languages having lived in six countries – Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England – as the Thevenet travelled the world.
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.
Kate Middleton’s sister-in-law, French finance expert Alizee speaks three languages and grew up around the world with her diplomat father
James shared a photo of his stunning French bride Alizée walking the dogs in nothing more than a pair of boots and a bikini, pictured
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.’
The couple are pictured attending the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in 2019
Alizée has a keen interest in sailing and watersports and earlier this year James a series of snaps of his bride relaxing on a boat enjoying a holiday in Italy
The couple are pictured in Sicily. James has previously described how Alizee had helped to transform his life following crippling depression
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 recently snapped up a property in Berkshire village of Bucklebury, for £1.45 million. It’s 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.
James shared a snap of the stunning financier through his business account Ella Co, showing Alize on the beach playing fetch with his adorable pooch
The finance guru shares James’ love of dogs, with the pair often sharing snaps of them out and about with the entrepreneur’s beloved pets
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