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Pippa Middleton is engaged to financier James Matthews

Pippa Middleton attends the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of British royal Kate Middleton, is engaged to her boyfriend of a year, hedge fund manager James Matthews, and the pair is planning to get married next year. The couple announced the engagement to the press on Tuesday, after Matthews reportedly got down on one knee and popped the question during a visit to England’s Lake District. Pippa, 32, who gained worldwide attention after appearing as the maid of honor in the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, appeared in public wearing an engagement ring after the announcement.

According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Matthews asked Middleton’s father for permission ahead of the vacation.

Read the full story in The Associated Press and The Daily Mail.

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