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Pippa Middleton may have dropped the biggest hint that she is planning to marry boyfriend Nico Jackson. After a weekend spent with Jackson, Middleton made a joke in her latest column for "The Telegraph" that many believe is a clear signal of the young woman's intentions.
Middleton wrote about how to pick the best bouquets for floral arrangements and, in her article noted: "much like buying a Christmas tree at a nursery, the picking and pruning are part of the enjoyment. Next stop, a flower-arranging course. Maybe I'll be a DIY bride?"
Ever since her sister's famous wedding to Prince William, the younger Middleton sister's romantic life has been nothing but speculation for the public. She has been with Jackson for over six months, which may not seem all that long to most but is one of the longer relationships Middleton has been in.
"She couldn't be more sure that Nico is the right man for her," a friend told the Mirror. "They are such a good fit for each other and their families get on really well. Pippa loved seeing Kate go down the aisle and now it is her turn for a fairytale wedding."
Of course, Pippa's wedding is sure to be much less dramatic than her sister's, but the party planner has no qualms about that. Instead, she has gone on to make a name for herself both professionally and personally. Pippa writes several columns for various papers, including the United States' "Vanity Fair."
It's likely that she will have a great hand in planning her own wedding to Jackson but will certainly want her big sister involved. It remains to be seen whether the Duchess will be able to actively participate in the wedding, given her royal duties.
"Everyone knows how close the sisters are, but at this stage the final arrangements are a long way off," the friend added. "Pippa's wedding will be a huge occasion, but if Kate is a bridesmaid, it will be even more high-profile."