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Kate Middleton’s brother James goes public on Instagram

Beards, puppies and shirtless snaps, oh my! 

Duchess Kate’s younger brother James just made his Instagram public. And let us say, life as a Middleton seems pretty great, according to these social media pictures. 

While his older sisters Pippa and Kate may live life in the public eye, the youngest Middleton is notoriously private. He’ll be spotted at family events (ahem, royal weddings) here and there, but the 31-year-old is known to be quite mum about his personal life, despite his famous name. 

Here’s what we’ve learned.

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Kate Middleton’s younger brother on Instagram

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It seems James, who is currently a host at his brother-in-law’s lodge in the Scottish Highlands’ area of Loch Ness, has quite the sense of adventure, a passion for the outdoors and (shirtless) boating. Not only has he summited Matterhorn, Middleton apparently loves to ski and hike, usually with one of his 9 (!!!) dogs in-tow. 

Evidently, he’s an animal lover (sigh), and regularly shares pics cuddling up to his Golden Retrievers or Cocker Spaniels, or his life on a farm with sheeps or chicks. 

And although Kate’s yet to be featured, Pippa regularly makes an appearance in triathlon photos or family trips. Sibling goals, am I right? 

For more on the previously elusive James, scroll through above. 

RELATED: See Pippa Middleton over the years

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July 2007

Pippa looked breezy in a lilac wrap dress while out in London.

November 2007

Pippa attended a book launch in a pretty black dress with lce sleeves.

June 2008

Pippa attended Sotheby’s Summer Party in a bright summery dress.

July 2008

Pippa wore this black and white belted dress to a book launch party.

September 2008

Middleton looked beautiful in a beaded gown at a charity gala in London.

September 2008

Pippa wore an Issa dress to the label’s show at London Fashion Week.

September 2008

The socialite attended the Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco alongside her sister, Kate, wearing a sequined mini.

September 2008

Pippa attended the End of Summer Ball in a flowing v-neck gown.

November 2008

Pippa chose this bright blue frock for the 10th Anniversary celebration of Claridge’s Bar.

June 2009

Pippa wore this stunning white wrap dress to a polo match with white wedges.

October 2009

Kate’s younger sister wore a tiered yellow dress to Tatler‘s 300th Anniversary Party.

December 2009

Pippa added a pop of red to her simple black dress with a bold belt.

May 2010

Pippa attended a fundraiser in a metallic-embellished dress.

February 2011

Pippa wore a black tiered jacket and bright pink fascinator to a friend’s wedding.

April 2011

The day before Kate’s wedding, the family arrived together.  Kate wore a patterned Issa dress while her sister was pretty in pink.

April 2011

Pippa was dressed in an Alexander McQueen gown for her sister Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William.

April 2011

The morning after the Royal Wedding, the Middleton clan left their hotel.  Pippa was spotted in bright white pants and a blue Zara blazer.

May 2011

Pippa accessorized her all-denim look with a neutral bag.

May 2011

The Duchess’ younger sister stepped out carrying her favorite Modalu bag, wearing jeans and a bright pink top.

June 2011

Pippa chose a blush colored Maje top and carried her Modalu bag while out in London.

June 2011

Pippa wore a crocheted white dress and a jean jacket to the AEGON Championships.

June 2011

Out for a shopping trip, Pippa chose a pretty blue and white wrap dress.

July 2011

Middleton attended a Wimbledon match in a navy version of her crocheted sweater dress.

July 2011

Pippa met up with friends wearing this casual denim dress by Whistles.

July 2011

Pippa wore this pretty two-tone Zara dress while out in London.

September 2011

Pippa dressed up a plaid Maje top with red flats and a Prada messenger bag.

September 2011

Middleton wore Temperley London’s classic fan dress during London Fashion Week.

September 2011

Pippa stunned in London wearing a tiered silk dress by French Connection with a tan Whistles jacket.

September 2011

Pippa got coffee with friends in a white Issa dress, adding a pop of color with her Prada bag and matching red flats.

October 2011

Pippa glowed at the Boodles Boxing Ball in a red gown by Temperley.

October 2011

The Duchess’ younger sister looked pretty in plaid by Zara and black skinny jeans.

October 2011

Pippa looked chic in a longsleeved LBD, an Alice by Temperley animal-print scarf and a Prada bag.

October 2011

Pippa attended a charity event in a stunning floral gown by Project D.

October 2011

Pippa wore a cobalt blue turtleneck dress with a chic black blazer and lace-up booties.

November 2011

The socialite bundled up in a funnel-neck grey Fay coat and black boots.

November 2011

We’re slightly obsessed with Pippa’s blue Sara Berman coat with suede trim which she wore with a black dress and booties.

November 2011

While out in London, Pippa wore a chic army green Fay coat with black skinny pants and a bag by Loewe.

November 2011

The royal-in-law wore a snowy white coat with black boots and gloves.

January 2012

Pippa went for a stroll in bright pink jeans by SuperDry, a plaid Maje top and Zara blazer.

Pippa wore a navy Orla Kiely jacket as she and brother James Middleton smile for the camera.

June 2012

Pippa attended a Wimbledon match in a navy dress and macramé jacket by Orla Kiely.

August 2012

Pippa wore this and white Alice Temperley dress to the premiere of Shadow Dancer, completing the look with strappy heels.

September 2012

Pippa wore a bright colorblocked Paper London dress to the U.S. Open.

September 2012

Our favorite royal-in-law went out shopping in NYC carrying a Kate Spade bag, and wearing a casual but bright outfit.

September 2012

Pippa attended the U.S. Open in a bright yellow Phase Eight frock.

October 2012

Pippa wore Stella McCartney to promote her book Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends.

October 2012

Pippa hosted a Halloween Party for children in London while promoting her book, wearing a brocade Markus Lupfer dress.

November 2012

She attended a party for W&W Jewellery, a British jewelry company in a metallic skirt and neutral top.

November 2012

Pippa traveled in style weraing a pretty eggplant coat.

December 2012

Pippa promoted her book Celebrate in Amsterdam wearing a bright purple peplum dress by Beulah London.

March 2013

Pippa looked cozy at the Cheltenham Festival in a Katherine Hooker mustard yellow coat and the same Aquatalia boots her sister Kate loves.

April 2013

As the new ambassador for the Mary Hare School for the Deaf, Pippa opened the “Murray House” in head-to-toe Tory Burch.

May 2013

Kate’s sister stepped out in London wearing a top and skirt by Sandro, jacket by Alice by Temperley, Alice + Olivia heels, and the Catherine Street Pippa bag by Kate Spade New York.

May 2013

Pippa attended a party in a pink floral dress by Tabitha Webb.

May 2013

The middle-Middleton was out and about in silk ikat pants by Alice by Temperley.

May 2013

Pippa out and about with boyfriend Nico in London, wearing a chic black dress.

June 2013

Pippa wore a pretty green sweater dress and matching cardigan at the AEGON Championships with her mother Carole.

June 2013

Attending a friend’s wedding, Pippa looked lovely in a black and white peplum Tabitha Webb dress and Olivia Roat Millinery fascinator.

June 2013

Pippa looked chic in a powder blue blazer over a matching dress at Wimbledon.

July 2013

Pippa attended Spectator Magazine’s summer party in a pretty white lace dress.

July 2013

Pippa went to another game at Wimbledon with boyfriend Nico, wearing a striped coral dress by Temperley London.

July 2013

Leaving Andy Murray’s match, Pippa looked vibrant in the coral dress.

July 2013

Pippa attended the Queen’s Coronation ceremony in a floral Tabitha Webb dress with a lace overlay, and carried a clutch by Lamb 1887. 

September 2013

Pippa attends the wedding of James Meade and Lady Laura Marsham.

September 2013

Pippa and Nico Jackson pose at the Boodles Boxing Ball 2013 on September 21, 2013 at the Grosvenor House in London,England. 

September 2013

Pippa attends a donors dinner hosted by Michael Bloomberg & Graydon Carter to celebrate the launch of the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

October 2013

Pippa and James Middleton arrive at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in central London to attend the christening of Prince George of Cambridge.

November 2013

Pippa and boyfriend Nico Jackson attend the Sugarplum Ball.

March 2014

Pippa attends a memorial service for Sir David Frost at Westminster Abbey.

June 2014

Pippa attends day two of the Aegon Championships at Queens Club.

June 2014

Pippa Middleton seen arriving at Wimbledon.

September 2014

Pippa attends the GQ Men of the Year awards.

September 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Pippa Middleton attends the launch of designer and entrepreneur Tabitha Webb’s first retail store ‘Tabitha Webb’ on Elizabeth St, Belgravia on September 23, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Tabitha Webb)

February 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Pippa Middleton attends the inaugural Roll Out The Red Ball in aid of the British Heart Foundation at The Park Lane Hotel on February 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

March 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 18: Pippa Middleton leaves The Cumberland Hotel after attending a fundraising ball for Disability SnowSport UK on March 18, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)

July 2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 9: Pippa Middleton seen arriving at Wimbledon on July 9, 2015 in London, England. Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)

February 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Pippa Middleton attends the British Heart Foundation: Roll Out The Red Ball at The Savoy Hotel on February 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)

July 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 18: Pippa Middleton and Princess Eugenie attend The Frost family final Summer Party to raise money for the Miles Frost Fund in partnership with the British Heart Foundation on July 18, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for British Heart Foundation)

May 2017

ENGLEFIELD GREEN, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Pippa Middleton (R) is escorted by her father Michael Middleton as she arrives for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool)

June 2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 01: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Pippa Middleton is seen at Sydney airport on June 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matrix/GC Images)

July 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Pippa Middleton seen arriving at Day 3 of Wimbledon 2017 on July 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

July 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 16: Pippa Middleton seen on day thirteen at The Championships at Wimbledon on July 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by HGL/GC Images)

January 2018

January 7, 2018 in King’s Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

May 2018

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George’s Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle’s Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

May 2018

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 27: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews are seen in Roland Garros on May 27, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

July 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Pippa Middleton seen arriving at Wimbledon Day 4 on July 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

July 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 13: Pippa Middleton seen arriving at Wimbledon for Men’s Semi Final Day on July 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

July 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 11: Pippa Middleton and James Middleton seen on day nine of The Championships at Wimbledon, London on July 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by HGL/GC Images)

October 2018

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Pippa Middleton attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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