Good evening royal fashion friends. I have been completely underwater these past two weeks and will be for another two, so I apologize for that, but I take the shortest of breaks to relay the exciting rumor that Pippa Middleton may indeed be engaged to boyfriend Matthew...this is terrible, but what is his name again? Oops, James Matthews! Sorry James. I should remember that--two Jameses in the family now! The beautiful brunette coyly hid her left hand from photographers at the British Heart Foundation's annual gala, where she posed alone and with Princess Eugenie, among others.
People magazine is reporting:
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.)Middleton, 32, earlier fueled rumors on Monday when she appeared at a charity fundraiser and notably kept her left hand hidden from photographers.
There is no official confirmation at this time. I think royal watchers are in a flurry of excitement because Richard Kay is a veteran reporter on the royal beat and is pretty accurate. I don't think the pictures from the British Heart Foundation are anything to go by, because if she is wearing a ring, someone would have seen it. The always delightful FugGirls have pointed out that no matter the reality, Pips certainly wants us to think she is engaged, and I agree. Common sense also tells us that one of these days Pippa is bound to get engaged, so...this could indeed be it.
I'll update when I get back from dinner.