All eyes were on Pippa Middleton as she stepped out in London after the announcement of some lovely news.The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge sported a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger as she headed out to enjoy the sunshine. Her outing comes as it was reported that her hedge fund manager boyfriend James Matthews had popped the question in the Lake District last weekend.
Pippa, 32, couldn’t hide her delight as she emerged today wearing the very expensive-looking piece of jewellery on her left hand. She and James, who dated briefly in 2012, have enjoyed a whirlwind romance of less than a year and are expected to walk down the aisle in 2017.
The 40-year-old is believed to have asked Pippa’s father Michael for consent to marry his daughter before presenting her with a diamond ring after a walk on the fells.
A friend close to the pair said: “James is a traditionalist and very much wanted to do things properly. That meant first getting his future father-in law’s consent.”