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Heartache for former MTV presenter Donna Air as Kate Middleton's brother James ends their relationship

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 24/09/2015 | 10:51

James Middleton and Donna Air attend the British Heart Foundation's Roll Out The Red Ball at Park Lane Hotel
James Middleton and Donna Air attend the British Heart Foundation's Roll Out The Red Ball at Park Lane Hotel
Donna Air arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
Donna Air arrives at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in Hyde Park, London.

Glamorous couple Donna Air (36) and James Middleton (28) have broken up after nearly three years of dating, after he called time on their relationship.

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The pair met back in February 2013, and were recently photographed on holidays with other members of the Middleton clan in St. Barts in the Caribbean.

"The split happened a couple of weeks ago and it was James' decision. Poor Donna. She's more than a little bit heartbroken," a source told The Sun.

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"But he just didn't think it was going to go the distance.

"And I think his family were always very anti her being the future Queen of England's sister-in-law."

Middleton rarely broached the subject of his romance with Air publicly - and the couple were rarely seen out together.

Asked during an interview to promote his cake-making business last year whether he had considered proposing, he remarked incredulously:

"Am I getting married? What a ridiculous question! Um, we're enjoying our relationship as it is now."

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Equally, Donna hardly ever mentioned James by name.

She once commented: 'I don't feel like it is high-profile because James and I don't court publicity.

'We don't have a big showbiz celebrity life in any sense.'

The news comes just after Donna's grandmother passed away, which she revealed on Twitter last week.

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