Carole Middleton reportedly played a huge role in her younger daughter Pippa Middleton engagement. Pippa and her fiance James Matthews have known each other for 10 years.
It is being said that the mom of Duchess Kate Middleton and Pippa was the “mastermind” behind the engagement, Celebrity Dirty Laundry reports. “This is something she has hoped for quite some time. She appears to be something of a mastermind in making this happen,” said a close friend of Carole.
The insider said that the 61-year-old “hoped for quite some time” that James would eventually propose her younger daughter. It is a well-known fact that she made Kate Middleton wait before the proposal from Prince William.
And, now it looks like ‘Pippa Middleton engagement’ to James is the handiwork of mom Carole. James Matthews, 40, had reportedly been waiting patiently for Pippa to come around for the last 10 years, Daily Mail reports.
Since is something of a traditional guy, he reportedly sought the permission of his 32-year-old fiancee’s father Michael and mom, Carole before proposing. The hedge fund businessman left no stone unturned for his beloved.
James popped the question to Pippa on bent knees during their romantic break to Lake District in July. But, that’s not all.
He said it with a 250,000 pounds art deco engagement ring featuring a three-carat Asscher-cut diamond. James also gifted her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch (even more expensive than the one Kate wears) worth 14,500 pounds, The Telegraph reports.
Carole Middleton reportedly cannot get enough of the fact that her older daughter Kate is married to the future king of Britain. Hence, she always wanted her younger daughter Pippa to marry someone with equally strong connections.
Moreover, the mother-of-three is known for her love of spotlight. She has reportedly worked very hard to make herself a fixture on the London social scene.
This apart, Carole Middleton seems to be publicity hungry. The Middletons have always been making headlines for their love lives, failed business ventures and the sexagenarian mom’s rumored drinking habits.
All these things put together may have caused headache to Kate, as it has been reported previously that Queen Elizabeth is embarrassed of the “wild commoners.”