Pippa Middleton did not expect that she would get engaged “so soon,” E! News reported Thursday. Kate Middleton’s sister and her boyfriend James Matthews got engaged over the weekend.
A source told E! News that Pippa and Matthews are the perfect “love match.” Matthews is a hedge fund manager and shares his name with her and Kate’s brother, James Middleton. Pippa’s fiancé is the CEO of Eden Rock Capital Management Group.
“They’ve always had sizzling chemistry. He’s now 40 and ready to settle down,” the insider told the entertainment website. “She’s over the moon as she definitely didn't expect an engagement so soon! While there is talk the wedding could be next year, Pippa has always been keen that her own nuptials are different to her sister’s.”
Furthermore, the 32-year-old does not want people to compare her wedding to her elder sister wedding to Prince William. So, for that Pippa is considering a winter wedding to “immediately avoid any inevitable comparisons,” the source told E! News.
Meanwhile, reports speculating whether the Duchess of Cambridge will attend her sister’s wedding have surfaced. Judy Wade, a veteran royals author, told People magazine that Kate, now a royal, would “upstage her sister” on her big day.
“It’s a tricky situation for Pippa. She would want her sister by her side, as who else would she trust to make things go well? But if your sister is a future Queen, she is going to upstage the bride and draw attention. Kate would want to be in the background as much as possible,” Judy told the magazine.