Check out that rock!
Kate Middleton’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, is set to marry her handsome fiancé, James Matthews, on Saturday, May 20 — and in the months leading up to her big day, Pippa hasn’t shied away from showing the world her gorgeous engagement ring!
According to People, the 33-year-old socialite’s Art Deco ring is set in white gold or platinum with an Asscher-cut diamond at least three carats in size.
“[Pippa’s ring is] hugely practical because it’s quite flat and it will be very easy for her to wear,” jeweler Annoushka Ducas said in a previous interview. “It’s a very timeless piece that will look as good now as it will in 50 years time. It’s bezel fit making it a bit more modern, which fits in very well with her style. If [her fiancé] has chosen that on his own then he has done brilliantly!”
James, 41, previously popped the question to Pippa in July 2016. The couple reportedly first began dating less than one year before their engagement following the author’s October 2015 split from longtime boyfriend Nico Jackson.
This weekend, Pippa and James will tie the knot at St Mark’s Church in Berkshire, England. A reception for the couple is set to later take place at Pippa’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton’s Bucklebury, England mansion.
Around 150 guests are expected to attend the lavish event, including Prince Harry’s girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle. Pippa’s royal niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte, 2, and Prince George, 3, will reportedly serve as a bridesmaid and page boy during the ceremony.
Though Kate will be in attendance at the wedding, she will not have a special role in Pippa’s bridal party as to “not upstage her sister.” As for Pippa’s wedding dress? A royal style expert recently revealed the bride could wear something “lavish and romantic by Marchesa or upmarket luxe by Ralph & Russo.”
“Other possibilities include Temperley, which both she and Kate wear regularly or Jenny Packham,” the style expert said, adding, “[Whatever the design], the dress will look as good from the back as the front!”
We can’t wait to see photos from Pippa’s big day!