James Middleton reveals he and Alizée Thevenet are ditching London

James Middleton reveals he and fiancée Alizée Thevenet have bought their first home and are ditching London for ‘country life’ – after spending lockdown with his parents in Berkshire

  • James Middleton, 32, revealed he and his fiancée Alizée Thevenet are moving 
  • Duchess of Cambridge’s brother said they ‘decided to escape city life for good’ 
  • Couple lived in West London but have spent much of the past year in Berkshire 
  • James and Alizée were seen house-hunting in the capital in October last year 
  • Also recalled playing with his family dog Tilly while siblings were at school

James Middleton has revealed he and his fiancée Alizée Thevenet are moving out of London for life in the country.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother, 32, who has had to postpone his wedding twice due to Covid-19, has lived in West London with his French girlfriend for the past two years and spend much of lockdown with his parent’s in Berkshire. 

Speaking to The Telegraph, he revealed declared he and Alizee are ‘country people’ and are ‘now counting down the days until we get the keys’ to their new home. 

It comes months after the pair were seen househunting in south-West London,  just a stone’s throw from the home Pippa Middleton, 37, shares with her husband and two children. 

James Middleton, 32, has revealed he and his fiancée Alizée Thevenet are moving out of London for life in the country 

During the interview, James also recalled his closeness to family pets throughout his childhood while his sisters Kate, 39, and Pippa, 36, were away at boarding school.

He explained that he would often play with the family’s dog when he was a teenager, revealing: ‘Rather than playing Nintendo or Playstation, I would spend my days outside trying to train Tilly to give me her paw, or play dead, or I was watching Crufts.’ 

He added: ‘We used to do everything together.’ 

He said he and Alizée are now looking forward to being ‘reunited with our belongings, which have been in storage for almost a year now’.  

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother has lived in West London with his French girlfriend for the past two years and spend much of lockdown with his parent’s in Berkshire

James and Alizée currently live together in London but spent lockdown together at the Middletons’ home in Berkshire. 

James has regularly been sharing snaps and videos from their stay, with his Instagram offering royal fans a sneak peek into the stunning manor house that Kate Middleton’s parents have called home since 2012.

The couple are believed to have snapped up the seven-bedroom property, which features a tennis court, swimming pool and a library, for £4.7 million nine years ago.  

The Georgian pile, which is the former family seat of a family whose ancestors were granted the land by Henry VIII, offers the Middletons unrivalled seclusion and privacy. 

It is unknown whether James and Alizée plan to move to Berkshire to be close to Carole and Mike, or elsewhere in the country

It is set in 18 acres of landscaped grounds with views across a picturesque valley. 

It is unknown whether James and Alizée plan to move to Berkshire to be close to Carole and Mike, or elsewhere in the country. 

He has previously spoken of his love for the Scottish Highlands and at one time o at one time worked as a host at Scottish hotel Glen Affric Lodge – owned by the family of his brother-in-law James Matthews – near Loch Ness.   

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother announced his engagement to his French partner last October after he is believed to have proposed while in the Lake District. 

He has previously spoken of his love for the Scottish Highlands and at one time o at one time worked as a host at Scottish hotel Glen Affric Lodge – owned by the family of his brother-in-law James Matthews – near Loch Ness (pictured with Alizee in Scotland)  

Last year he revealed that he and Alizee were forced to postpone their wedding twice because of the global pandemic.

The couple had originally planned to get married in May but pushed back to a later date in summer, they are now expected to share nuptials next year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as James’ sister Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews will attend. 

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