Report: Pippa Middleton Engaged

Reports in a UK tabloid that Pippa is engaged

09.02.13 1:39 PM ET

The Sunday People reported at the weekend that Pippa Middleton is secretly engaged to her boyfriend Nico Jackson.

Seeing as how they have only been dating for six months and the Royalists spies have heard nothing about it, we are treating this latest royal rumour with caution, but one friend apparently told the Sunday People: “Pippa loved seeing Kate go down the aisle and now it is her turn for a ­fairytale wedding. She couldn’t be more sure that Nico is the right man for her. They are such a good fit for each other and their families get on really well. Everyone is so happy for Pippa.”

The paper has nailed its colors to the mast on this one, confidently giving dates and even details on ring design:

It is expected the couple will formally announce the engagement after Pippa’s 30th birthday next Friday.

They are said to have got engaged shortly before the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Pippa is now designing a ring and planning a reception at the home of her parents Carole and Michael in Bucklebury, Berks.