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Kate Middleton’s brother offers rare glimpse into family home ahead of wedding

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Mr Middleton is a keen Instagram user, regularly sharing snaps of his home life and his travels.mHe also proudly displays his large litter of dogs – one golden retriever and five black spaniels – that he co-owns with Ms Thevenet.

Mr Middleton and Ms Thevenet got engaged in October last year after dating for 15 months.

However, the couple are believed to have postponed their wedding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother is believed to have proposed privately while on a trip to the Lake District.

He gave his wife-to-be a sapphire ring, similar to the one the Duke of Cambridge proposed to Kate with.

The couple share a home in London and a countryside residence in Bucklebury, in West Berkshire.

During the first coronavirus lockdown earlier this year, Kate’s brother and his fiancée left London to isolate at their country residence.

Mr Middleton also spends time at his parents’ home, heritage listed Georgian house, Bucklebury Manor.

The Middleton’s residence boasts seven bedrooms, a swimming pool and a tennis court.

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Kate’s brother regularly shares snaps of his trips to the countryside, which often feature boating trips and strolls with his dogs.

He is also a dedicated bee keeper who is “fascinated by the little creatures”.

Mr Middleton announced his engagement to his 142,000 followers via an Instagram post last year.

Accompanying a photograph of the beaming couple, he wrote in the caption: “She said OUI.


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“Our secret is out but we couldn’t be happier to share the news.”

As well as the snap, Mr Middleton posted an Instagram story with several pictures of the pair, accompanied by the song “Sexy Weekender” by Scoundrel.

Mr Middleton also posted footage of the couple swimming in the sea with a yacht in the background.

A friend of the couple said: “He seems finally to have found ‘The One’”

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The couple met at the South Kensington Club after Ms Thevenet said hello to one of his dogs.

A source said at the time: “After Alizee went back to her table, James asked the waiter to give her a note saying: ‘I never normally do this, but would you like to go for a drink with me?’ He also picked up their tab. A few weeks later, they went out for a drink together.

“It wasn’t until after they’d met for a drink that Alizee realised who he was — one of her friends had to tell her.

The source added: “They met thanks to Ella.”

According to Ms Thevenet’s father, Jean-Gabriel Thevenet, she is “deliriously happy” with Mr Middleton.

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