Prepare yourselves for another royal wedding—well royal-adjacent, that is.
Kate Middleton's younger brother, James Middleton, confirmed Sunday on Instagram that he and longtime girlfriend Alizee Thevenet were engaged. Rumors began circulating after the Daily Mail published reports that Thevenet had been spotted with a sparker on that finger. Middleton seemed to nod to the rumors in his social media post, captioning a sweet selfie of pair, "She said OUI. Our secret is out but we couldn’t be happier to share the news," alongside champagne emoji and their couple hashtag "#jalizee."
The selfie—in which Thevenet rests her hand on Middleton's chest—perfectly shows the bride-to-be's new (and quite large) sapphire ring. While details of the jewelry have yet to be revealed, it is very reminiscent of the diamond and sapphire ring Prince William gave to Kate Middleton in 2010—which once belonged to Princess Diana.
While the 32-year-old didn't reveal exactly how he proposed, he did share some hints on Instagram Stories. Middleton posted a clip of the duo swimming underwater, captioning it, "I asked @alizeethevenet a question the other day…." He followed it up with a photo montage from throughout the years, teasing her response with the caption, "And she said..."
Middleton and Thevenet have reportedly been dating since last year. They've kept their relationship largely private, but Thevenet was spotted on vacation in St. Barts with James, Pippa Middleton, and her husband, James Matthews. She also accompanied Middleton to Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding this past May, and she has appeared on James's Instagram sporadically.
Neither the Duchess of Cambridge nor Pippa have yet to publicly congratulate their brother and sister-in-law-to-be on their engagement, but we wouldn't be surprised if their wedding drew a large number of royals, including Meghan, Harry, and Archie.
Originally Appeared on Glamour