James Middleton
Pictured: Middleton is seen moments after crossing the finish line of the 88th Vasaloppet cross country ski marathon in Mora on March 4, 2012. Getty Images/Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Kate Middleton’s younger brother, James Middleton, recently made a surprise visit to Buckingham Palace.

On his Instagram account, James shared a photo of his dog Mabel watching Queen Elizabeth II’s horses as they made their way down The Mall.

“The look of: ‘Hello, I’m Mabel, what’s your name?’” James captioned the photo, adding hashtags such as Buckingham Palace, London Dog Week, and London in the Sun.

It seems that James did not go inside Buckingham Palace during his recent outing. Instead, he and his dog just stayed on the grounds of Prince William and Middleton’s home.

In related news, James previously made headlines after he decided to put his Instagram account on public mode. The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother has had his account since 2013, but it was only a few months back that he decided to show his photos to the entire world.

Earlier this year, James also caught the attention of Hollywood star January Jones, who commented on one of his photos on social media.

“We were today years old when we found Kate Middleton has a hot brother who breeds dogs, looks like a bearded Jude Law, and just made his Instagram public. Where’s he been hiding?” Jones wrote.

Two months later, James his Instagram account as a platform to talk about his mental health. On one of his posts, James said that he has experienced extreme bouts of loneliness.

James said that he is still lucky because even though he has struggled with clinical depression, he has adorable dogs and an incredible support system surrounding him.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge also has another sibling, Pippa Middleton. The latter just got married in 2017, and Prince William, Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte attended her nuptials.

Last year, Pippa and her husband, James Matthews, welcomed their first baby – a boy – together. The couple decided to name their child Arthur Michael William Matthews.