14/08/2014 12:37 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Pippa Middleton And Nico Jackson Arrive Back Home For Christmas After Romantic Break In India - But Did He Propose?

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Middleton, and her stock broker boyfriend Nico Jackson have touched down in the UK after a romantic getaway in India - just in time for Christmas. And don't they look lovely and burnt tanned?

If the rumours are to be believed, Nico was all set to pop the question in time for the new year, but considering the lack of engagement bling on Pip's ring finger we're guessing he didn't get down on one knee in front of the Taj Mahal after all.

Guess we won't be hearing near-royal wedding bells any time soon. *Sigh*.

Last month reports suggested Nico had told pals to "prepare for a spring wedding" and planned to make an official announcement before Xmas.

According to The Mail On Sunday, a friend said: "Nico can't stop talking about it. It's been the source of much excitement among his friends. He and Pippa want everything to be just perfect."