British Royal Family

Another royal wedding! James Middleton announces engagement to his stunning French girlfriend

And her sparkler is to die for.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Catherine is no doubt about to start shopping up a storm for one of her most important outfits to date as her younger brother James Middleton shares some very exciting news.
Indeed over the weekend, the royal in-law confirmed he was engaged to his gorgeous 29-year-old girlfriend Alizee Thevenet, and going by his romantic Instagram posts, it looks like it was a rather romantic proposal.
Sharing an image to his Instagram grid on Sunday, October 6, the youngest Middleton, aged 32, wrote: " ❤️She said OUI ❤️"
He continued: "Our secret is out but we couldn't be happier to share the news 🥂🍾#jalizee"
The adorable picture featured the two lovebirds in an embrace among some beautiful countryside.
Congratulations! Kate Middleton's younger brother James is engaged to French girlfriend Alizee Thevenet. (Instagram / @jmidy)
Also featured in the gorgeous snap was Alizee's engagement ring, which features a large sapphire stone- perhaps he took some inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge's sparkler?
Taking to his Instagram story, Middleton also added a sweet video of the pair going swimming together, writing: "I asked @alizeethevenet a question the other day..."
He then shared a sweet slideshow of candid snaps of the pair along with the words, "and she said..."
James shared a sweet Instagram story along with his official announcement. (Instagram / @jmidy)
How cute are these two?! (Instagram / @jmidy)
A number of people have taken to James' post to share their congratulations with him, including Cressida Bonas, who is a former girlfriend of Prince Harry's and who also recently announced her engagement.
"Congratulations!!! 💗💙💗💙," she wrote to the couple.
UK broadcaster Ben Fogle also shared his well wishes with the couple, adding: "Huge congrats. Look forward to seeing Ella, Zulu, Inka, Luna and Mabel as bridesmaids x"
Indeed James is an avid dog enthusiast, owning several furry friends each with the aforementioned unique names.
Seeing his puppers incorporated into the wedding ceremony would definitely be a royal first!
James is an avid dog lover. (Instagram / @jmidy)
The pair's relationship first came to light back in January after they were photographed kissing St Barts whilst holidaying at New Years.
And apparently, it was James' pups that actually sealed the deal between the two - Alizee and James first encountered each other when the stunning blonde went to greet the very friendly and fluffy Ella in a South Kensington bar last year.
One of James' much loved dogs was at the centre of the pair's first encounter last year. (Instagram / @jmidy)
James and Alizee sparked engagement rumours earlier this year when the blonde beauty popped up on James' Instagram account which he usually reserves to share pictures of his beloved dogs.
Along with his mum Carole Middleton and sister Pippa Middleton, James was also spotted getting cosy with his now fiance in the royal box, not far away from his sister the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William during this year's Wimbledon men's singles final.
And it's safe to say Alizee has the Middleton seal of approval with mum Carole Middleton telling The Telegraph last year, "I have two lovely sons-in-law and I hope I'll have a lovely daughter-in-law."

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