James Middleton Is Engaged to Girlfriend Alizee Thevenet: Report
Kate Middleton‘s younger brother, 32, privately proposed to Thevenet, a French financial analyst based in London, according to the Daily Mail, which added that he is set to formally announce the good news next week.
“They’ve been keeping the engagement secret, but news has started to leak out among their friends,” one of their friends told the outlet, adding that Thevenet “has been wearing a beautiful sapphire sparkler” on her finger.
The couple was previously seen together in December 2018, when they went to the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund’s Christmas Carol Service at St. Luke’s Church.
Over the summer, James also shared a candid photo of his golden retriever Mabel excitedly jumping into the pool as Thevenet sported a red bikini.
“I had the chance to grew up in six different countries: Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England,” Thevenet said on her LinkedIn profile, in which she describes herself as having a “multinational background.”
“I’m definitely hands-on. I don’t find it complicated,” Carole said of her approach to motherhood. “My biggest fear [as her children grew up] was that I’d lose my family, but we’ve stayed close. There are times when they say, ‘Can you do this, or that?’ And I can’t quite. But they like the fact that I work. I have two lovely sons-in-law, and I hope I’ll have a lovely daughter-in-law.”
James previously dated actress Donna Air, who is seven years his senior and has a daughter named Freya.
Of course, James’ nuptials won’t be the only wedding on the royal calendar!
The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, announced her engagement to the multi-millionaire property tycoon on Sept. 26 in a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
“We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married,” the couple said in a statement.