- Kate Middleton's brother James Middleton is reportedly engaged to girlfriend Alizee Thevenet.
- James and Alizee have yet to make a formal announcement, but a friend shares that she is "wearing a beautiful sapphire sparkler."
What A TIME to be a fan of the royal family—not only did us royal nerds just get Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Africa tour content over the last few weeks (complete with footage of baby Archie dancing), but Princess Beatrice also got engaged to boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last week. And now we have more major royal news: Kate Middleton's brother James Middleton is apparently engaged to his French girlfriend Alizee Thevenet!
Daily Mail reports that James proposed to Alizee privately, but they plan to make the formal engagement announcement next week. One of their friends already dished on the proposal though, saying,
"They’ve got engaged. Alizee has been wearing a beautiful sapphire sparkler. They’ve been keeping the engagement secret, but news has started to leak out among their friends. They’ll be announcing it formally next week."
James and Alizee
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And if you want to fully 'awww' over their relationship, know that the two reportedly met when Alizee said hello to one of James' dogs. According to a source,
"After Alizee went back to her table, James asked the waiter to give her a note saying: 'I never normally do this, but would you like to go for a drink with me?' He also picked up their tab. A few weeks later, they went out for a drink together. It wasn’t until after they’d met for a drink that Alizee realized who he was — one of her friends had to tell her."
Ugh, so cute! Note to self: Be even more aggressive about saying hello to dogs on the street because their owners might related to royalty!