According to Us Weekly, Middleton's boyfriend of over a year, Nico Jackson, proposed while the couple was on vacation in India earlier this month.
"It was exactly how he planned it," a source told Us of the proposal. "Very romantic and grand!" The engagement location certainly fits that description: Jackson, a banker, reportedly got down on one knee at India's Oberoi Amarvilas, a five-star resort in Agra with views of the Taj Mahal.
To put it lightly, engagement and marriage rumors have surrounded the younger Middleton sister ever since she stepped onto the world's stage at Kate and Wills' wedding in the white crepe cowl-neck Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen bridesmaid dress that got everyone's attention. Anxious spectators tried to make Pippa and Prince Harry a thing after they were spotted having a jolly good time at the royal wedding, but her ensuing romance with George Percy really got tongues wagging. It's Jackson, though, who finally tied down the vivacious event planner.
Ever the proper British girl, Middleton has been privately celebrating her engagement since the big day. A source told Us that the newly betrothed couple plan to spend Boxing Day (Dec. 26) at her family's Bucklebury estate before heading to the Alps.
We're obviously thrilled for them, but there are so many questions that now need answered. To name a few: When is the wedding? What does the engagement ring look like? Will Kate upstage Pippa at her wedding? Will it be televised? (Okay, we probably know the answer to that one.) Still, we've got a very exciting 2014 to look forward to now!
Congratulations to the happy couple!