Engaged Pippa Middleton Wants 'Children and a Quiet Life': Source

Pippa Middleton wants to settle down with kids and lead a quiet life after her wedding to James Matthews, a source tells PEOPLE

Her wedding plans are well underway, and Pippa Middleton is eagerly looking ahead to beginning her life with fiancé James Matthews.

As PEOPLE previously reported, the big day is set for May 2017. The venue for the May 20 ceremony will be the church of St. Mark’s in Englefield, Berkshire, near the Middleton family’s home in Bucklebury. It is likely that the home will also be the setting for the reception.

The couple hopes to have a private wedding, and they are not planning to release many details. Middleton, 33, and Matthews, 41, have a “deep desire” to disappear from the spotlight in the longer term, a source tells PEOPLE.

Pippa Middleton

Another source says they are looking forward to settling down and “having children and leading a quiet life.”

Princess Kate‘s younger sister said “yes” to financier Matthews on July 17, when he proposed with a stunning ring of his own design.

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“He would never have bought something off-the-peg for her, it had to be very special,” a friend told PEOPLE. The classic design, with its octagonal halo of sparking channel-set diamonds, is thought to be close to flawless and worth more than $250,000. Boutique jeweler Robinson Pelham is said to have been privately commissioned by Matthews.


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