Congratulations are in order!
Kate Middleton‘s younger sister, Pippa, is engaged to longtime boyfriend James Matthews. “Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday, July 17 and plan to marry next year,” the pair said in a statement (via Us Weekly).
The couple, who first stepped out together in 2012 following Pippa’s split from Nico Jackson, reportedly became engaged after Pippa said “yes” to Matthews during a trip to the Lake District. However, not before he asked for permission. The Daily Mail reports that the 40-year-old hedge fund boss asked Pippa’s father before getting down on one knee.
“Mike and Carole [Middleton] are very happy. They like James and they are sure he will make Pippa very happy,” a source close to the family reveals to the website.