Despite their ongoing secret romance, Prince Harry has missed out on Pippa Middleton who is now engaged to her boyfriend of over a year.
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James Matthews, 40, proposed to the 32-year-old sister of Kate Middleton last weekend while on vacation in the UK. According to The Daily Mail, Pippa was taken “completely by surprise” when her hedge fund manager beau proposed with a huge diamond on their holiday.
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"Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday 17th July and plan to marry next year," they said in a statement.
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Matthews reportedly asked for permission from Middleton’s father before popping the question. “James is a traditionalist and very much wanted to do things properly. That meant getting his future father in law’s consent,” the source said.
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James and Pippa have been dating since last year, shortly after Middleton split from boyfriend Nico Jackson after three years.
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However, sources told OKMagazine.com exclusively that Pippa was having secret dates with Prince Harry for years, with a hush-hush hideaway spot located near her flat.