The Nation’s favourite Bridesmaid – thanks to THAT dress is to be married!
Yes the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister Pippa Middleton is engaged! Her fiancé is the rather dashing James Matthews, an Eton educated, millionaire hedge fund manager and son to owners of the Eden Rock luxury holiday retreat. His parents David and Jane Matthews bought the retreat in St Barths in 1995 and it is now one of the Top 100 hotels in the world! That’s the honeymoon sorted!
James, 40, proposed to Pippa, 32, during a romantic weekend break in the Lake District. Pippa emerged from her home yesterday with a huge smile and a huge engagement ring! Estimated to be worth in the region of £200,000, it appears to be either an Asscher or Step cut Square diamond with a halo of brilliant cuts forming an octagonal shape. It’s absolutely stunning and certainly makes a statement!
Pippa’s father, Mr Middleton gave a statement to the Press Association:
“Carole and I are absolutely thrilled with the news. They make a wonderful couple and we wish them every happiness together.”
With her sister, Kate, owning the world’s most famous engagement ring – that of Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond ring – it seems only fair that Pippa should receive something spectacular.
Pippa’s engagement ring design has a vintage feel with a modern edge. Inspired by the art deco era, it oozes glamour and its high setting will allow maximum light to bounce off the diamonds at every opportunity.
With plans to marry in 2017, we can’t wait to see what this high society wedding will bring! We’re sure many a new trend will be sparked by Pippa and we can’t wait to see who the page boy and flower girl might be! ;-)