Five years on… the Royals celebrate Pippa Middleton’s ENGAGEMENT

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It’s been five years since we saw her walk up the aisle at the most talked about wedding of the year, and now Pippa Middleton is set to do it again… except this time she’ll be the bride!

Kate Middleston’s younger sister, who was bridesmaid for the Duchess of Cambridge during her wedding to Prince William in April 2011, is this week celebrating her engagement to James Matthews who popped the question during a romantic weekend in the Lake District.

According to the Daily Mail, the 40-year-old businessman, who has been in a relationship with Pippa since last year, approached her father to ask his permission before getting down on one knee last Saturday afternoon.

Commenting on James’s approach to the proposal, a source revealed; “James is a traditionalist and very much wanted to do things properly. That meant getting his future father in law’s consent.”

“Mike and Carole are very happy,” the source said of 32-year-old Pippa’s parents. “They like James and they are sure he will make Pippa very happy.’

It is understand the couple, whose relationship went up a gear after spending New Years together in St. Barts, have their sights set on 2017 for the big day, and it sounds like the Middletons may have a very busy year ahead in that case with reports circulating that Pippa’s brother, James, may be intending to propose to girlfriend Donna Air.

Commenting on the reports, the model and TV presenter told Fabulous magazine: “I feel like I've already had a marriage of sorts. But would I like to have an official one? Yeah. Hell, why not! I always say you have to try everything once."

Pippa's wedding sounds like it could be the event of next year with numerous high-profile names including James' brother, MIC star, Spencer Matthews, all set to attend.

If her bridesmaid dress saw her dubbed Her Royal Hotness, we cannot WAIT to see her actual wedding dress.

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