Nicky Hilton Rothschild Welcomes Daughter Lily Grace Victoria

07/08/2016 at 10:45 AM ET


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Nicky Hilton Rothschild is a mom!

The heiress and her British banker husband James Rothschild welcomed their first child, daughter Lily Grace Victoria Rothschild, on Friday, July 8, in New York City, PEOPLE confirms.

News of the couple’s expanding family was confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE in January. The pair were married in a lavish Kensington Palace ceremony in London last July.

Hilton Rothschild, 32, had an especially chic pregnancy, celebrating with not one but two classy baby showers — one hosted by sister Paris Hilton at New York City’s Waldorf Towers and the other by mom Kathy Hilton at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

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She also took on the task of dressing her growing baby bump with enviable style and ease, forgoing most traditional maternity wear in favor of flowy tops and dresses.

“I’ve just been buying clothes that are just a couple of sizes up, and they work,” she told PEOPLE at an N.Y.C. event in May.

Preparing for the little one's arrival 👶🏼🍼

A photo posted by Nicky Rothschild (@nickyhilton) on

cutest carpet eva ☁️ *cloud nine*

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And in June, Hilton Rothschild revealed that although she had given in and purchased “one pair of pregnancy jeans, one pair of leggings and one pair of workout leggings,” she had also started raiding her mom’s closet, sharing that the dress she wore to her N.Y.C. baby shower “was [Kathy’s] vintage Valentino.”

The mom-to-be gave her social media followers a glimpse into her baby girl’s nursery, sharing a photo of herself posing in the serene sleep space.

“I love cats so there are lots of vintage cat motifs and prints,” she previously told PEOPLE of the nursery, which she designed herself.

Entertainment Tonight was the first to report the birth.

— Andrea Park

FILED UNDER: Births , News , Nicky Hilton

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Olivia on

What a beautiful and elegant name. It’s such a refreshing change from all the weird celebrity baby names.

Vamanos on

That’s kind of sad; ‘I’m wearing my mom’s clothes, since I’m pregnant and my own clothes don’t fit anymore.’ Lol ouch. Never heard that one before.

Ellie on

She always looks so beautiful and not interested in the limelight. It’s refreshing. I wish her lots of happiness with her new baby girl.

Amy on

What a beautiful name🙂 Congrats on the birth of your sweet little girl.

Fascinating on

I’m sure she is so sweet and innocent now but too bad she’s been born with the blood of one of the most greedy and humanity damning bloodlines of human history. No doubt, one day she will continue on the Rothschild path of indebting every single human being, the moment they are born on earthling soil, to the IMF and Federal Banks. Yay!!! She is the face of the future generation that will surely continue to sit back on her money bags and watch the world perish over printed money, oil, and pre paid warfare just like her ancestors before her. How darling

Madison on

Great name. I am very happy for her.

Meh on

Dull, over-used name. And really – a blue room for a little girl?

Dina on

Does Nicky think she is royalty? LOL..

Brooke on

What an absolutely lovely name. So classy & regal. Befitting a Rothschild.

Kathleen on

@Meh – Not sure if you are kidding or not, but blue is a classic color for little girls. As in, way old classic. She’s gone very traditional. Plus, it’s a lovely color.

Vik on

Idiot by the name of so called Fascinating: get lost! The baby’s name is so pretty and elegant! Congrats!

Sarah on

I love her name. It’s beautiful, feminine, and regal. With all these crazy celebrity names, it’s nice to see her use such a normal name. Beautiful.

weeeeheee on

Pretty name! Congrats !

Sarah on

Lovely name.

Anonymous on

Pretty name . ✨congratulations to the family . 🌸

Omalz on

Lovely name!

sam on

Adorable pictures!

Fascination on

@Vik do your research and then tell me who the idiot is… Knowing the likes of you is too naive to actually follow through, I’ll answer for you: .the sheep like you that’s who!

Anonymous on

Dina, technically they are since Nicky’s husband is related to Princes William and Harry from Diana’s side of the family. They’re distant cousins but the Rothschild family does have the title of Baron/Baroness.

Audrey on

I like the dress she is wearing, so stylish

jessiemaystorm on

@Meh, maybe Nicky and James don’t care for ridiculous and outdated gender stereotypes and just chose a colour they liked for their baby’s room? Shocking I know.

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