Who Is James Matthews, Pippa Middleton’s Fiancé?
Pippa Middleton confirmed that she’s engaged to her long-time boyfriend James Matthews Monday. So, who is the man set to be the Duchess of Cambridge’s new brother-in-law?
Who Is James Matthews?
Matthews, 40, runs Eden Rock Capital Management Group, which he established over a decade ago, and manages a hedge fund. He attended Eton College in Windsor, England, the same boys’ boarding school that Prince William and Prince Harry attended. Matthew’s younger brother Spencer Matthews, who also went to Eton, is now a reality TV star. He stars on the U.K.’s Made in Chelsea series.
Matthews first began dating Middleton back in 2012. Not long after they broke up, Middleton began dating Nico Jackson, from whom she split in 2015 after three years of dating. Matthews came back into the picture later that year, and was spotted on vacation with Middleton and her younger brother James Middleton in St. Bart’s.
During their courtship, Matthews has proven to be just as much of a sports enthusiast as his new fiancée. The two completed a nearly 50-mile swim-run in September, and a lengthy cross-country ski course in March of this year. Matthews and Middleton also recently enjoyed watching the Wimbledon tournament earlier this month.
Matthews proposed to Middleton over the weekend, getting down on one knee in the Lake District in northwest England, according to People magazine. “Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday, July 17 and plan to marry next year,” the pair said in a statement.
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