Here comes the bride: Pippa Middleton announces engagement


LONDON, England (AP) – Congratulations are in order!

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

The couple confirmed the rumors in a statement to Britain’s Press Association today, also saying that they plan 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.

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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