Pippa and James announced their engagement after a year of dating – but the pair actually have some history.

Pippa Middleton made another stylish appearance at Wimbledon on Wednesday – this time with her boyfriend James Matthews in tow. The couple made...

Five years have passed since Kate Middleton walked down the aisle with sister Pippa Middleton holding the train of wedding dress, and soon it will be the Dutchess' turn to take on the Maid of Honor duties!

Spencer is known for being a ladies’ man on Made In Chelsea and once bragged having slept with more than 1,000 women. 

They later rekindled their romance at the end of 2015 and things seem to have gone swimmingly since then.

Pippa Middleton is showing off her engagement ring again and we can't say we blame her. The rock is rumoured to have cost upwards of £200,000 and we're already imagining what the wedding will be like...

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He said: ”I’d love a second crack at the jungle. My only three days in there were amazingly fun."

As a racing driver he has competed in such series as the British Formula 3 Championship. He won the British Formula Renault Championship in 1994 for Manor Motorsport. He followed that up by winning the Eurocup Formula Renault in the same year.

His parents David and Jane took their four children to live on the island in September 1995 after buying the hotel called Eden Rock.  

At least we know he'll be able to keep up with the royal brothers.

4. He Attended The Same School As Prince Harry & Prince William: True story! Looks like James, Prince William, and Prince Henry all share something in common. All three boys attended Eton College, an English boys' independent boarding school in Windsor, England. Don't be fooled by the name though, it's a boarding school not a traditional college. 

James Spencer Matthews (born 21 August 1975[1][2]) is a British former racing driver. He is heir to the Scottish title of Laird of Glen Affric. His father is landowner David Matthews, who also owns the resort, Eden Rock, St Barths. James' mother is artist Jane Matthews (née Spencer), a graduate of London's Slade School of Art. James is the older brother of Spencer Matthews, an actor on the scripted reality TV show Made in Chelsea.[3][4]

Click through to learn more about the wealthy businessman who's won Kate's sister's heart.

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James' father David Spencer, a former mechanic and his stylish mother Jane scooped up the luxury Eden Rock hotel in St. Barths in 1995 and it is currently one of the Top 100 hotels in the world.

“The family had purchased Eden Rock from legendary island aviator and local adventurer Rémy de Haenen, moving the family from London to the Caribbean in pursuit of a more adventurous life – and sunshine too,” the hotel website said. 

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have been an item long before their public debut at Wimbledon this week.

He went to Prince William and Prince Harry's school

Mr Matthews is the CEO of investment advisory firm Eden Rock Group. Tatler notes: "He went to Eton so is happiest when in a blazer and suede loafers." 

But aside from his apparently excellent taste in rings, what do we know about her soon-to-be-husband James Matthews?

Mr Matthews' family owns a hotel on the Caribbean Island of St Barts where the newly engaged couple spent New Year together. 

"I lost my brother when I was 10, he was the youngest Brit to reach Mount Everest and died at 22, he lives on in our family and we celebrate his birthday every year," he said.

The glamorous Caribbean resort is vacationed by a number of rich and famous faces, including the Middletons.

All three lads attended the prestigious all-boys boarding school Eton College, in Windsor, in their youth.

The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister and her future husband will wed in 2017 - in what is set to be one of the most talked about society weddings since William and Kate tied the knot five years ago.

While he became the youngest ever Briton to reach the summit, aged just 22, Michael disappeared during his descent.

The couple previously dated in 2012 before rekindling their romance at the end of 2015.

2. He Shares a Name With Pippa & Kate's Brother: James squared? Not quite. James Matthews is 11 years James Middleton's senior. James Middleton, interestingly, is the youngest of all the Middleton children at 29-years-old. But what's crazier than the same name? The fact these two share the same initials, J.M. Note to future attendee's of the couple's wedding: steer clear of buying monogrammed gifts!  

His parents, David Matthews, a former mechanic, and mother Jane, bought the luxury Eden Rock retreat in St. Barths in 1995.

E! News learned earlier today that 32-year-old Pippa has become engaged to James Matthews—and we can't wait for another fabulous wedding.

The Made In Chelsea hunk is not well known in the US – until now...

And the best part? You can get Pippa's exact bikini now direct from the website (click right).

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Here's five things you need to know about Pippa's fiancé:

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The happy couple have dated for less than a year but have already moved in together after a whirlwind romance. 

The 40-year-old manages a hedge fund and is the chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, which has offices in London.

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