Who is James Matthews? Everything we know about Pippa Middleton's fiancé
Published 20/07/2016 | 17:13
News broke on Tuesday that Kate Middleton's sister Pippa had gotten engaged, but who's her fiancé?
The couple are set to marry in 2017, with no doubt that it will be one of the most talked about weddings since William and Kate wed five years ago.
Here’s everything we know about James Matthews:
James is 40-years-old, while Pippa is 32. His parents David and Jane own luxury St Barts hotel Eden Rock, which is listed as one of the Top 100 hotels in the world.
James and Pippa dated before
Pippa and James are reported to have dated in 2012, before rekindling at the end of last year.
He loves sport
Like his wife-to-be, James has a keen interest in athletics. The pair even competed in a 54km skiing marathon in Norway earlier this year, which they finished in six hours.
He’s a savvy businessman
James is a hedge fund manager, meaning he controls investments while trying to maximise profit and reduce loss. He’s also the chief executive officer of Eden Rock Capital Management, named after his parents’ hotel.
His brother is a Made In Chelsea star
Recognise his surname? James’ brother is Spencer Matthews, one of the stars of reality show Made In Chelsea. The show follows the lives of young wealthy socialites in London, and has run since 2011. No doubt Spencer will be delighted about becoming related to royalty.
His second brother died climbing Mount Everest
James and Spencer’s brother Michael died while climbing Mount Everest in 1999. At 22-years-old, Michael was the youngest Briton to have summited the mountain. He died while descending the mountain, and his family have gone on to create the Michael Matthews Foundation in his memory.
He attended the same school as William and Harry
School friends last for life, right? Coincidentally, James went to the same school as Prince William and Prince Harry. The three attended private boarding school Eton College in Windsor.