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Pippa Middleton is well underway with her wedding prep, and took some time out in London this week to enjoy the sights of Fashion Week.

However, her future brother-in-law, Spencer Matthews, stripped down for a high fashion e-commerce event over the weekend.

The reality star modelled a pair a beige boxers and stood beside topless models to promote the new company… and to be honest, it all looked a tad weird.

James Matthews popped the question to Pippa this summer, but there's still no date set for the wedding.

On the flip side, Spencer is hoping for a second chance on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, after he botched his last chance on the show by taking steroids.

What a family this is going to be!


Right now, life is good for Pippa Middleton. For one, the 32-year-old’s dashing millionaire Old Etonian boyf James Matthews, 40, popped the question a week ago.

That and she’s currently enjoying all the trappings of royal life – without having to bother herself with public service.

Even big sis Kate must feel a smidgen jealous.

Here, and as detailed by today’s Mail On Sunday, we wrap just SOME of the lavish gifts that Ms Middleton has reportedly had showered on her since she and Mr Matthews began dating properly earlier this year (they also enjoyed a brief dalliance in late 2012).


1) A £250,000 art deco engagement ring with a three-carat Asscher-cut diamond at its centre.


2) A £14,500 Cartier Ballon Bleu watch – Kate has one too. 


3) A £100,000 classic car of her choosing to mark the engagement – a 1960s Mercedes Pagoda, like the one driven by Kate Moss, is top of the wishlist.


4) Lavish holidays to Corsica and Verbier, the Swiss party resort.


5) Nights out in London’s most exclusive restaurants – including Notting Hill hotspot Casa Cruz, where a single steak costs £50; high-end Indian restaurant Rasoi in Chelsea, and tapas restaurant Cambio del Tercio in South Kensington.


6) Numerous trips for the whole Middleton family to St Barths, where his parents own and run the Eden Rock hotel. They tend to travel on his £3m private jet.


7) A whole new floor added to his £17m Chelsea, London home. Pippa moved in after just two months of dating, and James immediately set about developing an extra floor in the house to accommodate a new bathroom especially for her.


8) A lavish 33rd birthday bash on September 6. Friends say he has a ‘huge surprise’ planned and will also fly the whole Middleton family (again, on his private jet, natch) to the Caribbean.


9) A wedding to remember: the pair are due to marry next year. Pippa is thought to have set her heart on a reception in the Scottish Highlands where the Matthews family own a 10,000-acre estate. The grand Victorian hunting lodge at Glen Affric in Inverness-shire has 11 bedrooms. It can only be rented as a whole… for more than £20,000 a night.




After acting as the hottest bridesmaid on the planet for her sister during the Royal wedding in April 2011, everyone assumed that Kate Middleton would be returning the favour following her younger sister, Pippa's engagement this week.

But if you – like millions others – had your heart set on another sisterly set-up for the second Middleton wedding, you're about to be sorely disappointed.

According to emerging reports, Kate's global profile means that it's unlikely she will act as maid of honour for her younger sister for fear of upstaging the bride on her big day.

Speaking to People magazine, author and royal correspondent, Judy Wade, suggested that Kate's royal status could cause problems, saying: "Kate would upstage her sister. It's a tricky situation for Pippa."

"She would want her sister by her sister, as who else would she trust to make things go well?" she continued.

And yet, the royal correspondent seemed fairly certain that despite their incredibly close bond, Kate would be determined to shy away from the limelight when her sister ties the knot with hedge fund manager, James Matthews, next year.

"But if your sister is a future Queen, she is going to upstage the bride and draw attention," Judy explained. "Kate would want to be in the background as much as possible."

Aw, this is not the latest instalment we expected of the Middleton / Matthews engagement story.



Just hours after it was announced that Pippa Middleton is set to marry her boyfriend of one year, James Matthews, the 32-year-old party-planner has given everyone what they've been waiting for  – a sneak peek of the engagement ring.

With photographers and paparazzi waiting for her to emerge from her home following the news, Pippa, according to Hello!, told the press that 'she couldn't be happier', and unsurprisingly made no attempt to conceal the stunning new band.


It's official, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews are engaged! Just look at that ring

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Clamouring paps zoomed in on her left hand and captured an image of a piece of jewellery that has everyone at SHEmazing! HQ falling all over themselves this morning.

James, who briefly dated Pippa in 2012 before rekindling the romance in 2015, opted for a design which featured one central diamond encased by a halo of smaller diamonds.


A lovely ring in Pippa's fingercongrats once again lovely woman!#katemiddleton #pippamiddleton

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While reports implied that the proposal took place on Saturday, more than a few eyebrows were raised when Kate's younger sister was seen at the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser without it last night.

Placating the fears of anyone who saw their wedding dreams dashed before they'd even been properly realised, a source told the Evening Standard that while the couple are indeed engaged, they are happy to go low-key right now.

"I can confirm that Pippa and James are engaged," the source said. "They are saying nothing more just at the moment. But they are very happy."

With that rock, we're not surprised.



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.


Since her debut at sister Kate's wedding, the whole world has had eyes on Pippa Middleton to see who will snap her up. 

And it seems that she's pretty keen on her new beau James Matthews as she has moved in with him after only two months of dating. 

The pair were together briefly in 2012 and then Pippa moved on to hedge fund manager Nico Jackson, who she dated for three years.

The terribly rich James is Spencer Matthews older brother from Made In Chelsea fame. 

James has also brought Pippa's mother, Carole out for dinner to a high-end Indian restaurant, sparking more rumours that the family has given James the seal of approval. 

A friend close to the couple told the Daily Mail: "It's all moved very quickly. They've been friends for a long time, but James has always been keen. 

"They've tested living there and all seems to have gone well," the source said.

"James is behaving like a peacock, he is showing her his feathers and wants her to be impressed."


We love Kate Middleton, from her daring royal style, to her fabulous hair, it seems there's nothing the Duchess of Cambridge can't do.

And that proves particularly true as Kate is reportedly starting her own business.

The Duchess is currently weaning Princess Charlotte, and it seemed to have sparked the entrepreneurial spirit inside of her as she is considering starting her own organic baby food line along with her sister, Pippa.

A source told Vanity Fair, "She keeps saying there is a gap in the market for home-grown, organic baby food. It's given Pippa the idea that they should try launching their own line of organics."​ 

According to the source the sisters have been sampling new organic recipes in the kitchen at Anmer Hall, the royal country home, where they grow organic produce.

Pippa has also just finished an food nutrition course and helps Kate make all of Prince George and Princess Charlotte's meals. 

Charlotte, who is nearly eight months old, is still eating pureed fruits and vegetables, but The Duchess constantly makes sure it's all homegrown, organic and straight from the gardens at Anmer.

But the sisters aren't only planning on producing baby food. The source told VF that they will make "nourishing ready meals for adults" as well. 


Running, swimming, cycling… the outdoors life has definitely paid off for Pippa Middleton.

Kate's sister was pictured on holiday on the Carribean island of St Barts this week with some friends and family, looking downright incredible in a tiny red bikini as she relaxed on the water. 

Standing on a pontoon with her mother Carole, brother James and rumoured ex James Matthews, there was no doubt 31-year-old Pippa was looking in the best shape of her life. 

Those abs!

Of course, Pippa's always had an enviable body – back in 2011 she almost stole the show from her big sister as she dressed all in white to act as maid of honour at the Royal Wedding, wearing a figure-hugging gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

The dress had a plunging neckline and the same button and lace trim details as Kate's own creation, also designed by Sarah Burton.

And while we have seen Pippa don a bikini before – like this white one for the family's annual holiday to Mustique a few years back, for example – she's looking more toned than ever thanks to the gruelling fitness regime she kicked off last year.

Back in June 2014 Pippa, her brother and a team of six others took on the Race for America, an eight day cycle for over 4,800 km across the US in aid of the Michael Matthews Foundation. Just weeks later, the same team headed to Istanbul to take on the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race a 6.5km swim crossing two continents from Europe to Asia.

To round things off, just last month the Royal-in-law completed her first ever marathon… in temperatures of over 30C and at 1,600m above sea level in Kenya. "It was tough – tougher than anything I’d been faced with before and required every inch of my energy, stamina and stubbornness," Pippa told Hello! after finishing the 42km course.

While she definitely cuts no corners when it comes to her workouts, Pippa says she does allow herself the odd treat at mealtimes.

"I grew up with the belief that good health is about moderation in all things, so I'll be celebrating healthy living through exercise, a balanced diet, and a little of the naughty stuff sprinkled in — I'm talking chocolate, crisps, and the occasional glass of wine," she wrote in a column for Waitrose Weekend magazine last year.

Forget party planning… we reckon Pippa has a career in personal training ahead of her.


For anyone who finished reading Pippa Middleton’s book and is feeling a lack of party planning guidance in their lives, we have the perfect solution.

Lauren Conrad announced, on Instagram with what we speculate was the ‘Rise’ filter, that she’s writing a party-planning book.

A lover of all things cute, floral and rose-hued, Lauren’s news was confirmed by Us Weekly.


So much pretty on set! So excited to start shooting for my new party planning book!! #LCcelebrate

A photo posted by Lauren Conrad (@laurenconrad) on

They added that the book will "include tips on just about everything party-related, including food, themes, decor, venues, DIY tricks, seating arrangements, invitations, and more." 

We are envisioning lots and lots of home-made flower crowns and bedazzled mason jars to store our most precious items.

Lauren’s social media accounts and her website are beloved by her many fans. She is probably the go-to person if you’re in need of a sweet bohemian hairstyle tutorial. Seriously, if you have visited the 'primp' section of her site, you haven't lived yet.

However, this logical next step for the Queen Of Pinterest herself Lauren could have accidently gotten on the wrong side of none other than the powerful Middleton family.

If you remember correctly, Pippa’s book was titled: Celebrate: A Year Of Festivities For Families And Friends.

Lauren’s guide is called Celebrate! Well now, we feel like this could possibly be cause for some shade throwing speculation.

Probably not, but nonetheless, we are interested to see if the royal-in law will respond to the announcement at all. We could imagine Ms Middleton would be just a touch put out if Lauren’s guide was a hit.

Considering Pippa’s book faced some heavy criticism it would be frustrating if the American version was a best-seller.

Honestly though Pip, a step-by-step guide to making cups of tea WAS a bit much. 


Don’t you absolutely hate it when you turn up at an event and someone else is there wearing the same thing?

It’s worse if you know the person. Say, if it’s your sister. Can you imagine how annoying it would be if you, the Duchess of Cambridge and your not-a-royal sister Pippa keep on showing up wearing the same thing as you?

At your daughter Princes Charlotte's royal christening no less. Etiquette pro William Hanson says Pippa should have worn a colour that contrasted with Kate’s.

We honestly thought these were the kinds of details that are discussed at length before such a public occasion. It seems like maybe not, because after yesterday’s all white affair, we realised that the Middleton sisters have a bit of a trend going on when it comes to their matching colour schemes. 

White at the wedding


White again at Wimbledon


Prince George's christening: another matching affair.


White t-shirts for all the Middletons. 


Swimwear can also be coordinated if you're a Middleton sister.


They also like the white/off-white colour palette when its a little chilly.

Yesterday's supposed etiquette snafu.





A serious eye for style runs in the family for the Middletons. High street shoppers and glossy magazines are not the only ones taking notice.

Fashion mogul, 64-year old Tommy Hilfiger, is reportedly very keen to have Pippa Middleton become the face of his brand.

Having spoken in the past about his desire to dress Duchess Kate herself, the designer appears to have his sights set on the whole brood.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Tommy himself admitted that he’s already sent her some summer pieces that he hopes she wears.

While Pippa hasn’t worn any of his pieces just yet, the designer has said “she’s a candidate for Tommy Hilfiger”.

Not surprising seeing as Pippa’s personal style is decidedly preppy chic. And that's exactly the kind of look that the Tommy Hilfiger brand favours. Indeed, he has said the pieces he sent her were “the preppy casual summer dresses”.

Not too long ago the party planner paired up with Tabitha Webb for a collection to support the British Heart Foundation.

So she’s no stranger to the world of fashion, and Tommy has previously said how much he admires Pippa’s style and noted that “she’s not as under the microscope”…. meaning she has more freedom to choose what she wears in comparison to sister Kate.

The 31-year old could even end up working with one of her sporting heroes. It’s well known that Pippa is a tennis fan and considering Rafael Nadal has just been become the face of the brand’s forthcoming scent.

The tennis champion is understandably excited about his new gig saying he’s “always admired Tommy Hilfiger’s cool, all-American designs”.

If tennis-lover Pippa does work with the brand it won’t just be her sporting idol she ends up working alongside, Kenall Jenner who walked in the designer’s recent fashion show.



Not one to let her style icon sister do all the hard work, Pippa Middleton has just announced she’s launching her first fashion collection with established designer Tabitha Webb.

Famously breaking onto the fashion scene in the aftermath of her sister Kate's royal wedding (that bridesmaids dress certainly helped), Pippa is regularly listed as a seriously stylish celeb. Favouring British designers, the author and columnist even changed her outfit on four separate occasions while promoting her book, Celebrate, in the US: effortlessly jumping from Stella McCartney to Markus Lupfer, and from Paper London to Roksanda.

Pippa’s collaboration with Ms Webb features fun florals and a bright, feminine colour palette, meaning the pieces are just about perfect for summer social events. There's a pretty scarf too, which Pippa also models on the website; it is available in modal and cashmere as well as the silk fabric.

Pippa has said in response to the launch that she's "thrilled to collaborate with Tabitha on this project".

Tabitha Webb herself has stated: "The dress is perfect for the summer – either worn with a denim jacket and pumps for a casual look, or dressed up with heels for a special occasion."

The pieces will be available to buy on Webb’s website. Both the scarf and dress are pretty pricey (€125 and €400, respectively), but at least it’s all for a good cause: the British Heart Foundation, which Pippa has been an ambassador for since 2014, will receive all profits from the sale of the items.

Pippa is also going to be raising even more funds for the organisation by taking part in its 87km London-to-Brighton Bike Ride later this month.

Impressively, she’s already taken part in a 4,800km Race Across America challenge in aid of the charity’s research facilities.