Congratulations are in order for Pippa Middleton!
James allegedly popped the question to Prince George and Princess Charlotte's aunt on Sunday, July 17 in England's Lake District. Before getting down on one knee, Pippa's hedge fund manager beau reportedly asked her parents, Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton, for permission to marry their daughter.
Pippa and James in March 2016. (Photo Credit: Splash)
"James is a traditionalist and very much wanted to do things properly. That meant getting his future father-in-law’s consent," a friend of the couple told the Daily Mail. "Mike and Carole are very happy. They like James and they are sure he will make Pippa very happy," another source added.
Pippa and James reportedly first began dating less than one year ago following the author's October 2015 split from boyfriend Nico Jackson.