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Pippa Middleton engaged

The Duchess' sister is off the market.

Pippa Middleton is off the market after her boyfriend James Matthews dropped to one knee and proposed.

Matthews, 40, popped the question during a romantic walk in the Lakes District over the weekend, the Daily Mail reported.

Pippa was ‘completely and totally surprised’ by James’ proposal, according to the British press.

‘James is a traditionalist and very much wanted to do things properly. That meant getting his future father in law’s consent.

‘Mike and Carole (Pippa’s parents) are very happy. They like James and they are sure he will make Pippa very happy.’

They couple dated briefly in 2012 before splitting. However, they reconciled late last year.  

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