Pippa Middleton and her new boyfriend, Nico Jackson, are planning to get engaged as soon as Britain’s royal baby mania has abated, according to reports.
The Mail on Sunday quotes a friend as saying:
"An engagement is definitely on the cards. The last time Nico spoke about Pippa to his friends back home in Folkestone, he was totally buzzing about her. He is in his element right now.
"He has never been happier and this is really what he wants."
Meanwhile a second source tells the paper, "Pippa has also told her family that Nico is the one," and the paper says that she is preparing to move into Nico’s flat in South Kensington.
Nico and Pippa were last spotted together watching Friday’s men’s semifinals at Wimbledon, and seemed close.
Pippa has been ordered to stop hogging the royal limelight and lower her profile by the palace recently, so one assumes she won’t be asking Kate to be her chief bridesmaid, as she was for her sister?
There is no precedent, but one instinctively feels it would be a breach of protocol to ask the future queen to walk behind anyone holding their train.