UPDATE: One unnamed source told Us Weekly that they WERE engaged; another one has told People that they aren’t. People tends to be a little more reliable than Us, so we’re inclined to think that maybe no one has gotten down on their knee juuuuust yet. Or something.
Original story below:
Those of you who were wondering when Pippa Middleton would be walking down the aisle, wonder no more: Duchess Kate’s little sister is reportedly engaged. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Those mysterious, unnamed “sources” gossip mags like so much revealed to Us Weekly that Pippa’s banker boyfriend, Nico Jackson, popped the question during the couple’s recent trip to India. “It was exactly how he planned it,” one of those sources said. “Very romantic and grand!” Given that the proposal allegedly happened at Oberoi Amarvilas, a five-star resort with views of the Taj Mahal… yeah, sounds about right.
Pippa and Nico have been together for about 15 months. Rumors started swirling that they were getting ready to tie the knot in September; but although they were just rumors then, apparently they weren’t too far off the mark. Do you think they’ll go for a huge, lavish affair, or do you think they’ll keep it small and intimate? If MY sister had married into the royal family, I’d probably keep it small—because really, who wants to compete with a flippin’ Royal Wedding?—but who knows. Pippa’s an event planner, so maybe she’s thinking the bigger, the better.
Of course, the REAL question is this: Will she be able to top her white Maid of Honor dress? Hmmm. Hmmmmmmmmm.
Anyhoo, congrats again!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.