Kate Middleton’s brother James Middleton has confirmed he is engaged to be married to girlfriend Alizee Thevenet.
The sibling of the Duchess of Cambridge shared the news on Instagram, saying, “Our secret is out but we couldn’t be happier to share the news”.
The couple posed for a selfie in front of a beautiful view of England’s Lake District, with Alizee showing off her stunning engagement ring.
Even though their engagement has only just been made official, friends had struggled to keep it to themselves, with one of James’s friends saying on Instagram last week, “They’ve got engaged. Alizee has been wearing a beautiful sapphire sparkler.”
A source told The Daily Mail, “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.”
The pair went public with their relationship earlier this year when they attended Wimbledon along with the Middleton family, including sister Pippa.
Earlier this year James wrote a piece in The Daily Mail about his struggles with mental health.
In the op-ed he composed for the British tabloid newspaper he said, “Depression is only a small part of the complex jigsaw that is me. Since childhood, I’ve known I was severely dyslexic—both letters and numbers still jump and blur on the page in front of me and some days I have difficulty spelling even the simplest words.
“But it was only when, a year ago, I was also diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) that all the quirks and foibles of my character started to make sense.
“I know I’m richly blessed and live a privileged life. But it did not make me immune to depression,” he went on to say. “It is tricky to describe the condition. It is not merely sadness. It is an illness, a cancer of the mind,” he said.