From sister to spouse! Kate Middleton was totally shocked to discover that her younger sibling Pippa Middleton recently became a fiancé, according to a new report. HollywoodLife.com has the details on how the Dutchess of Cambridge feels about getting a brand new brother-in-law!
Pippa, 32, first showcased her giant sparkler, featuring an Asscher cut, on her left ring finger while stepping out in London on July 19. Fans began to freak when they realized her beau James Matthews, 40, must have popped the question to his leading lady. Now, we discover that the Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, 34, also learned of her sister’s big news off the cuff and even called it “totally unexpected,” according to a recent report from USWeekly. Their source went on to spill, “She had no idea they were getting engaged so soon.”
“Kate is so happy for Pippa,” the insider continued. “She knows how much this means to her and how much she loves James.” The groom-to-be allegedly got down on one knee on Sunday, July 17, while vacationing in the Lake District of northwest England. Swoon! Pippa and James, who runs Eden Rock Capital Management, have been dating for a little over a year and surprised her family when they decided to take the next step in their relationship.
Although this time around is more serious, the pair did have a little romantic rendezvous in 2012, so it’s definitely serendipitous that they ended up together! Pippa first played shy and hid her new bling, as she attended the Frost Family Summer Party in London on July 18. Looking chic and sophisticated in an embroidered L.K Bennett dress, her smile said it all.
“Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday 17th July and plan to marry next year,” the couple later revealed in a joint statement to the Press Association. We’re sure Kate is excited to do the honor at her sister’s wedding, considering Pippa was a lovely bridesmaid during her glamorous 2011 nuptials. We can’t wait to see this blushing bride walk down the aisle in the best fashions available!
HollywoodLifers, can you believe Pippa and James are tying the knot?! Should she have called Dutchess Kate right away? Let us know!