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Is Pippa Middleton getting married? And will Kate be a bridesmaid?

Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:27 PM ET

Is Pippa Middleton Engaged to Boyfriend Nico Jackson?
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Is Pippa Middleton Engaged to Boyfriend Nico Jackson?

We may soon see Pippa Middleton walk down the aisle again—only this time, she'd be the bride. Rumors are flying that Prince William's sister-in-law is making plans to tie the knot with Nico Jackson, her boyfriend of 15 months. Sorry, Pippa-and-Prince Harry 'shippers!

To clarify, the engagement is still an unconfirmed rumor. Us Weekly is reporting that Jackson, 36, proposed to Middleton, 30, while they were on vacation in India this month. Their source describes the proposal as "very romantic and grand!" Meanwhile, the Daily Mail says there was no proposal, because Pippa and Nico don't plan to settle down anytime soon.

"Pippa and Nico made a pact to travel to lots of exotic destinations before walking down the aisle to start a family," says the British newspaper's source.

Either way, things are obviously getting serious. So who is this Nico fellow? According to People, he's a stockbroker and a self-made millionaire. He grew up middle-class in Southeastern England. Like Pippa, he's super-athletic. He's already vacationed with the Middleton family (including the Prince, Duchess, and their son). And it's evident that he and Pippa share a passion for traveling.

It would be fun to see Pippa get married with Kate Middleton as her bridesmaid. But anyone expecting another extravagant, royal-ish wedding might be disappointed. Fashionable as she is, Pippa is still the tomboy of the family. Growing up, she declared that if she "had to get married, it would be in my tennis whites—shorts with no pleats or frills." We're guessing that she wouldn't go for the dress with the mile-long train. She'd probably be more concerned about making the reception a party to remember!

Donna Kaufman is a freelance writer and iVillage contributorfind her on Twitter.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.


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