It is official! Pippa Middleton confirmed this morning that she is indeed engaged to James Matthews! The Duchess's sister gave us a glimpse of her ring, which is impressively large. The Express shared photos:
The couple have carried out a very private romance. They flew under the radar for some time, because James was a long-time friend (actually, once-upon-a-time boyfriend) and the couple were competing together in groups, which is where I suspect their romance reignited. But even so, we never really saw them hit the party circuit together the way Pippa has with other boyfriends. If you want a snap of Pippa and James together you have to look to Wimbledon, a competition in which they participated together, or a grainy pap shot from quiet dates.
To recap from yesterday, People magazine is reported:
According to [Richard] Kay, Matthews got down on one knee to propose last weekend while the pair were in the picturesque Lake District of northwest England. (A rep for Middleton has not returned requests for comment.)I think this was a "pre-announcement" since Pippa wasn't actually wearing the ring from the other photos I have seen. It did the trick, since the internet exploded last night with Kay's revelation in the Mail, coupled with this photo:
Middleton, 32, earlier fueled rumors on Monday when she appeared at a charity fundraiser and notably kept her left hand hidden from photographers.
What to expect now? I would guess that Pippa will get married in the spring of 2017, although I suppose a winter wedding could be on the books. Whenever she chooses to tie the knot, it will certainly be the society wedding of the year.