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UK's Pippa Middleton Engaged to Hedge Funder James Matthews

Kate Middleton and Prince William said they were "absolutely delighted" by the news, Kensington Palace said

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    The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews have announced their engagement.

    The couple confirmed rumors in a statement to Britain's Press Association on Tuesday, saying they planned to marry next year. The statement comes as Middleton appeared in photographs with a diamond engagement ring on her left hand as she left her London home.

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    Matthews got down on one knee while they were visiting the picturesque Lake District and proposed to the 32-year-old Middleton.

    Her elder sister, the former Kate Middleton, and Prince William said they were "absolutely delighted" by the news, Kensington Palace said. 

    "They make a wonderful couple and we wish them every happiness together," said her father, Michael Middleton.

    Middleton played a prominent role in the 2011 royal wedding of her older sister Kate and Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London, a wedding that was seen live by a worldwide television audience.

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