Pippa Middleton is Engaged!

Pippa Middleton is engaged to 40-year-old hedge fund manager James Matthews –

Pippa Middleton is engaged to boyfriend James Matthews

Pippa has now confirmed the news to the press, saying she “couldn’t be happier”.

CONGRATULATIONS PIPPA & JAMES

According to the Daily Mail, James proposed to Pippa in the Lake District over the weekend:

“[A]s Pippa took in the scenery, her romantic beau was dropping to his knees and preparing an even more spectacular sight – drawing out a stunning diamond ring from deep within a pocket.

Kneeling before her James asked Pippa to marry him. And within a moment she said ‘yes’ and suddenly Britain’s most eligible young woman was off the market.”

The couple has been dating for less than 12 months, but they’ve known each other for several years. They were briefly an item in 2012.

Shrotly before the news was announced, Pippa attended the Frost Summer Fundraiser in London.  As you can see, she hid her hand and engagement ring for photographs:

The next morning, she left the house and posed for photographs, showing off the diamond engagement ring:

Here’s a closer look at her engagement ring:

As an aside, Pippa is wearing this white Broderie Anglaise dress from Warehouse!  Perfect for the soaring temperatures in the UK!