7 Things to Know About Pippa Middleton's Fiancé, James Matthews

Meet her Prince Charming.

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The United Kingdom's most eligible bridesmaid is finally going to be a bride. But before we start speculating about every detail of the nuptials, let's meet her Prince Charming. Here's everything we know about Pippa Middleton's fiancé (and Kate's future brother-in-law) James Matthews.

James works in finance.

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, James is the chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, a hedge fund that he launched more than 10 years ago. And based on , I think it's fair to say the venture has been successful.

Like Pippa, he's an adventure sports enthusiast.

The duo has taken part in athletic events from , the world's largest ski race, to , Sweden's 47-mile swim/run competition. When they aren't out in the elements, the sports fans clean up nicely. The couple was seen cheering on the sidelines of this year's tournament (pictured above).

He's a few years older than Pippa.

While it's hardly a May-December romance, Matthews has a few years on his bride-to-be. He is 40 and Middleton is just 32. , the pair had been dating for less than a year when Matthews popped the question, but they had a previous relationship in 2012. They wedding is said to be sometime next year.

His family is in the hotel business.

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His parents, David and Jane Matthews, own the luxurious in St. Barths, where the couple vacationed over New Year's Eve this past December.

Spencer Matthews, his brother, is a reality star.

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Matthews isn't the only brother in the public eye. His brother Spencer stars in Made in Chelsea, a reality show, which follows wealthy British twentysomethings. He also starred on a British version of The Bachelor and briefly appeared on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Spencer has made headlines for , and . Can you imagine him sitting near the Royal Family the wedding? Here's hoping he asks the Queen for a dance.

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Matthews' older brother Michael died tragically at 22 after becoming the youngest British person to summit Mount Everest's legendary peak. Matthews and his family established in his honor, a charity organization that promotes education by building schools in remote areas. Matthews also has a sister named Nina.

He was just a few years ahead of Prince William at Eton College.

When it comes to dating, Pippa and Kate have at least one thing in common: they prefer Eton men. Both Prince William and Matthews attended the famous British boys' boarding school.

But he never attended university.

Matthews skipped higher education to train as a trader at Spear Leeds & Kellogg, which is now part of Goldman Sachs.

Even if he isn't Prince Harry (whom many hoped Pippa would date), he has curried favor with his future in-laws.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a statement saying they are "absolutely delighted" by the news of Pippa's engagement. Pippa's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton "absolutely thrilled."

"They make a wonderful couple and we wish them every happiness together," Middleton said.

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