Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Kate Middleton, is engaged, according to reports.
Unfortunately, the Duchess’s sister won’t be walking down the aisle with Prince William’s little brother, Prince Harry (to complete our dream royal power couple), but she did wind up with a wonderful gentleman.
According to reports, Matthews popped the question — after asking for Middleton’s father’s blessing, of course — earlier this month while enjoying the scenic views of Lake District.
“Mike and Carole are very happy. They like James and they are sure he will make Pippa very happy,” a friend said of Middleton’s parents’ reaction to the news.
The Middletons have seen their fair share of false engagement rumors over the years. Before their eldest daughter wed Prince William, rumors of their engagement were all over the tabloids. News of Pippa Middleton’s rekindled romance with Matthews also came as a surprise to some. She was first spotted with Matthews just months after calling it quits with Nico Jackson, a man she dated for three years.
“[James is] more social and outgoing than Nico, loves society events and celebrity events. Nico never really enjoyed the spotlight. James revels in it,” a source told E! News. “Pippa loves socializing and, with James on her arm, there will be plenty more of it.”
The world has been following Middleton’s pursuits in love ever since she stole the show in the white Alexander McQueen gown at her sister’s wedding. But love hasn’t always been at the top of Middleton’s mind. She has been spending much of her time working as an event planner and writer, studying to be a nutritionist and, of course, biking 54 miles for charity.
If she and Matthews are beginning their journey to happily ever after, congratulations to the happy couple!