Nicky Hilton and husband James Rothschild expecting their first child

Chloe Best

Congratulations are in order for Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild, who are expecting their first child together. The couple are said to be "over the moon" at the happy news, which comes six months after their lavish summer wedding at Kensington Palace.

"Nicky is very excited to become a mom, she is feeling great!" a source told People. "They've just begun telling close friends and family. Nicky and James are over the moon!"

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Nicky Hilton is expecting her first child with James Rothschild

The couple have yet to publicly confirm the news, but they were spotted shopping at The Pottery Barn Kids at The Grove in Los Angeles recently as they make preparations for their new arrival.

The happy news caps off an incredible 12 months for Nicky and James, who tied the knot in front of their family and friends at The Orangery in Kensington Palace in July. The beautiful bride stunned in a bespoke lace Valentino dress, and enlisted her sister Paris Hilton as her maid of honour.

Paris has previously described her sister and brother-in-law as the perfect couple, telling People: "They're so loyal and so in love. They're like a prince and princess. I think it's important to find someone you trust and love and spent the rest of your life.

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The couple tied the knot at Kensington Palace in July 2015

"I think that's the meaning of life; to get married and have a family."

Nicky and James first met at the wedding of Petra and James Stunt in August 2011, with the heiress later saying it was love at first sight. James popped the question three years later during a romantic holiday to Lake Como in August 2014, presenting his wife-to-be with an incredible five-carat Asscher cut diamond ring.

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