Get ready for the wedding bells, Pippa Middleton is officially engaged to her man James Matthews.
The 32-year-old sister of Duchess Catherine Middleton is set to marry the hedge fund manager, 40, who surprised her by proposing last weekend. Matthews is the also the brother of ‘Made in Chelsea‘ star and notorious party animal Spencer Matthews.
Apparently Matthew’s surprised Pippa while she was admiring a view in the Lake District National Park, when he suddenly dropped on to one knee and popped the question.
Pippa and James dated briefly in 2012 before reconciling last year, after her split from financier Nico Jackson after three years together.
The Daily Mail UK reports that the wedding will almost certainly be held next year and will be one of the most glamorous and talked about since Pippa shot to stardom thanks to a figure-hugging dress that scored her the title ‘her royal hotness’. We can expect that Pippa will return the honour and make Cathrine her bride of honour.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper:
“James is a traditionalist and very much wanted to do things properly. That meant getting his future father in law’s consent.”
Another source added that both Michael and Pippa’s mother Carole are thrilled, saying:
“Mike and Carole are very happy. They like James and they are sure he will make Pippa very happy.”
One of Jame’s mates has said: “Many people will say what a lucky guy James is for landing Pippa. I would say she’s the lucky one. He’s one hell of a catch.”
We’ll be keeping tabs on a date for news of the big day. In the meantime, twitter is filled with excitement:
Pippa Middleton is engaged! Does this mean we'll be seeing Kate as maid of honor in the near future!?!??
— Caffeinatedgirlb (@caffeinegirlb) July 18, 2016
Pippa Middleton has got engaged – to a millionaire hedge fund manager. Not a prince, but the next best thing.
— Philip May (@PMhusband) July 18, 2016
I really hope Pippa Middleton has a wedding dress with the biggest fucking bustle ever and a bow that looks like two huge fingers #dailymail
— jodiekins (@jodiekins22) July 18, 2016
Congratulations to Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, whose engagement has just been confirmed! ? pic.twitter.com/L3ltMRfs6S
— What Would Kate Do (@WWKD_Official) July 18, 2016
Source: Daily Mail