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Pippa Middleton gets engaged in Lake District

Pippa Middleton with her fiance James Matthews Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Image

Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged after her boyfriend popped the question on a trip to Cumbria.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is believed to have said yes to financier James Matthew's proposal while the couple were on a weekend visit to the Lake District.

Pippa was propelled to global fame when she was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kate and Prince William in 2011.


Will your street party be fit for a Queen?

Preparations are taking place across the region ahead of street party celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of our Monarch.

Leading etiquette coach William Hanson caught up with ITVs Matt Price in Manchester to give him a quick rundown on how to behave.


Duchess of Cornwall opens latest Maggie’s Centre

Duchess of Cornwall opens latest Maggie’s Centre Credit: Maggie’s Centre

An inspirational new centre designed to support people whose lives have been touched by cancer has been officially unveiled today.

The Duchess of Cornwall was the guest of honour at the opening of the latest Maggie’s Centre, situated next to The Christie Hospital.

It aims to provide a refuge, along with practical, emotional and psychological support for people living with the disease and their families.

Speaking at the event, the Duchess who is president of the Maggie’s charity, said:

I couldn’t imagine a more welcoming or imaginative sanctuary.

– Duchess of Cornwall
Duchess of Cornwall opens latest Maggie’s Centre Credit: Maggie’s Centre

She told guests that the building fulfilled the original vision of the charity’s founder Maggie Keswick Jencks and that she hopes to see a Maggie’s Centre in every major city in the UK over the next two decades. During her visit, the Duchess took a tour of the facility and gardens, and met with designers, supporters, donors and staff.

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