Pippa Middleton is no longer a single lady after becoming engaged to her multi-millionaire boyfriend this week.
Sources say 40 year old hedge fund manager, James Matthews proposed to Princess Kate’s sister Pippa while away on a romantic weekend in the English countryside. The 32 year old former party planner has been dating her boyfriend for less than a year.
Friends close to Pippa are saying the proposal “completely and totally surprised her. This isn’t the first time the couple have dated. The two were linked briefly in 2012 before reconciling again late last year after Pippa split from her financier boyfriend Nico Jackson.
This new union may see Pippa appearing in UK reality show Made in Chelsea– as one of the stars is soon to become her brother in law. James’ brother Spencer Matthews is one of the cast mates on the show which centres around a small social circle of friends in Chelsea.
Both the Matthews and Middleton families come from humble origins. Pippa’s mother Carole is a former air hostess who grew up in a council flat, while James’ father David made millions in the motor industry after starting out as a trainee mechanic.
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