A source said, “Not only is it the name of Pippa and Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, the name also carries a lot of significance for Pippa’s husband James.”
Michael is the name of James’ older brother who disappeared in 1999 while attempting to climb Mount Everest aged just 22.
At the time of the child's birth, a spokeswoman for Pippa Middleton and her husband said, “James and Pippa have had a baby boy. He was born Monday 15th October at 1.58pm, weighing 8lb and 9oz. Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well.”