Rumors of Pippa Middleton’s engagement to James Matthews exploded overnight, and we finally have official confirmation!

“Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday, July 17 and plan to marry next year,” US Weekly confirmed in a statement from the couple. Middleton’s father, Michael Middleton, also reportedly told the Press Association that he is “absolutely thrilled” for the “wonderful couple.”

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The Daily Mail was one of the first news outlets to report that Matthews popped the question over the weekend while the couple vacationed in the Lake District of England.

Middleton was reportedly “completely and totally surprised,” as any soon-to-be bride should be.

Matthews gave his betrothed one of the most stunning engagement rings we have ever seen. The rumors of the impending nuptials began when Middleton stepped out with her new sparkler on THAT finger on Monday.

Get a load of this!

The palace has yet to comment on the engagement, but congratulations to the happy couple!

We can’t wait to see Prince George as the ring bearer and Princess Charlotte as the flower girl!

It’s official! Pippa Middleton is engaged and you have to see the sparkler he gave her Twitter/Today Show
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