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