Ever since Pippa Middleton walked down the aisle for her sister Kate Middleton’s royal wedding, she has been plagued with dating rumors concerning her brother-in-law Prince Harry. But now that he and his girlfriend Meghan Markle has come forward as an official couple, those pesky dating rumors have faded into the background. Plus, Pippa is currently engaged to financier James Matthews and their wedding is slated for May 2017.
That means that the 33-year-old British socialite has no time to lose if she wants to have a picture-perfect wedding next spring. With only seven months to go until her wedding, she has been seen running errands in London.
“She’s getting set to walk down the aisle next year so the next few months are certainly going to keep Pippa Middleton busy,” reports the Daily Mail.
“And the Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister looked like she had plenty on her mind as she ran errands in her Chelsea stomping ground in London on Tuesday. Displaying her toned legs in a black and white patterned mini skirt, the 33-year-old brunette bride-to-be looked chic as she navigated the pavement.”
While she wants to keep her and James Matthews’ union a “low-key” event, it looks like the wedding news is gaining a lot of interest from people all over the world. Several details of their springtime event have been revealed to the public.
It turns out that she will get married “at her family’s hometown village church, with no more than 150 guests and a “no frills” party at her parents’ house after the ceremony. Unlike her sister Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William, Pippa is craving for something simple and sweet, despite the fact that it is “already lauded as the society wedding of the year,” according to Forbes.
“The ceremony will take place in the small church of St. Mark’s of Englefield in Berkshire,” the report continued.
“The church website says it consists of a tower and a spire, nave, south aisle, chancel and north aisle, and was extensively restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1857.”
James and Pippa look happier than ever engaged to each other. They like to protect their privacy, but from time to time, they like to put on a little outing for the news outlets, showing that they have no qualms going into the marriage.
“It’s three months since their engagement, but the celebratory glow still hasn’t worn off for Pippa Middleton and her fiance James,” reports the Daily Mail.
“The couple looked love up as they shared a joke while strolling along arm-in-arm with their dogs […] Accompanying the pair on the walk were Pippa’s cocker spaniel Rafa and James’s black labrador. It was the first time the couple have been pictured together since their engagement was revealed in August.”
With Pippa engaged, her brother-in-law also announced recently that he is seriously involved with someone as well. Prince Harry, the more free-spirited one in the family, revealed his relationship to Meghan Markle, an American actress.
As the actress in Suits, the 35-year-old actress is also an avid philanthropist, which seems like an important role to have if one were to enter British high society. She has spoken about her passion for humanitarian work, showing that she likes the “contrasting” life she leads.
“I’m consistently asked how I keep a foot in two contrasting worlds—one in the entertainment industry, predicated on wealth and indulgence, and the other in humanitarian work,” Meghan said according to Vogue Magazine.
“To me, it’s less of a question of how can you do this, and more a question of how can you not? While my life shifts from refugee camps to red carpets, I choose them both because these worlds can, in fact, coexist. And for me, they must.”
The interesting thing about Meghan Markle is that she is half African-American and half-Caucasian. While the British royal family is becoming more open, with the example of that being Prince William marrying a commoner, if Meghan and Prince Harry were to get more serious, they might have to shake things up even more in Buckingham Palace.
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