Kate Middleton's brother, James Middleton, has managed to stay largely out of the public eye, despite his sister's enormous popularity in the press.
That is until he made his Instagram account public. Now, no one can stop talking about how handsome and lovely the Duchess' brother seems.
TL;DR Kate Middleton's brother has made his Instagram account public, showing the world what a beautiful man he really is. How did we not know this already?!
James Middleton was present at his sister's Royal wedding, but has otherwise managed to stay out of the headlines.
Now, however, he is opening up in an effort to raise awareness of mental illness and help eliminate stigma.
In an article published by The Daily Mail, Middleton writes about his struggle with clinical depression. He speaks openly and eloquently about how hard and isolating this time was for him.
He also shares the feeling he had when he decided to let help in and how it changed the trajectory of his life for the better.
It’s rare that I say anything positive about the Daily Mail but I’m so glad James Middleton shared this publicly in such a candid way. And I really like this perspective: “I am pleased I went through debilitating depression because I now have the skills to fight it.”— Jessica Wakeman (@JessicaWakeman) January 12, 2019
Now, Middleton can be found breeding beautiful dogs and continuing to head a greeting card company called Boomf.
He doesn't simply love dogs... in fact, he explains that it was his dog Ella that helped him the most during his darkest days. She was a real companion for him during his struggles.
He now advocates for Pets As Therapy, a group that connects people to registered therapy animals in the UK.
In addition to PAT, Middleton is joining his sister and the Princes Harry and William to speak out against mental health stigma.
The charity Heads Together is a "mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex" that is working to eradicate stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues.
Evidently, this guy is some kind of angel, if the way he is with animals is any indication...
Like a young, handsome Doctor Doolittle.
There is no question that James is a catch, and we aren't the only ones who have taken notice...
January Jones of Mad Men fame seems to share our sentiment...
Now that we know where he's been hiding, the real question becomes: is he single!?
James Middleton is a glorious looking human being 🤤🤤😍😍— Evan Francis (@Evsxox) January 15, 2019
Unfortunately, it looks like the handsome Brit is taken.
And it's no surprise his girlfriend looks like a catch, herself.
Oh well, I guess we'll just have to be satisfied with gazing longingly at his Instagram photos, like the rest of the Internet...
Could be worse: his account could still be private.
has my lil mouse ever clicked FOLLOW so fast as when i saw that james middleton's instagram was no longer on private?— Diana Pearl (@dianapearl_) January 11, 2019
Like the rest of the Internet, we're pretty proud of him for coming out and speaking so candidly about what he went through.
With such a massive platform, and his siblings already addressing the stigma of mental health with their Heads Together initiative, it was clearly the natural next step for Mr. Middleton.
That still doesn't make it any easier to talk about, so kudos to him.
I just want to take a minute to applaud James Middleton for having the courage to share his story about dealing with depression. It just goes to show it can affect anyone, even those who may not seem to have any problems looking from the outside. pic.twitter.com/jm42jgHE95— Katie (@katiesroyallove) January 12, 2019
Don't you wish he could look at you like this?