14/08/2014 12:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Pippa Middleton And Nico Jackson Will Announce Engagement After Royal Tour

Pippa Middleton and Nico Jackson will announce their engagement after the Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia comes to a close, according to royal insiders.

The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister and her reported soon-to-be fiancé are apparently nervous about stealing any limelight from the young royal family during their first tour.

As a result, the couple are biding their time until the Duchess Kate, Prince William and Prince George return.

Pippa Middleton Nico Jackson engagement

Royal expert Anne Chertoff told Glamour US Pippa's recent low profile has been at the request of the royal family. However, she is expecting a huge engagement announcement to follow the writer and socialite's time avoiding publicity.

Chertoff said: "Pippa and Nico have definitely talked about marriage. I can almost guarantee we'll see a ring on her finger before we see one on Cressida Bonas'."

Exciting! Who wouldn't love another royal(ish) wedding? And can't you just picture Prince George as the cutest pageboy...

According to Chertoff, royal watchers and Pippa fans shouldn't prepare themselves for nuptials anywhere near the same level of extravagance as Duchess Kate and Prince William's. After all, it wouldn't be an actual royal wedding.

However, Pippa's choice of venue, style and dress are sure to have a huge impact on bridal trends and brides-to-be over the coming months if the announcement is made. Chertoff said she expects Duchess Kate's sister to opt for a British designer such as Amanda Wakeley or Sassi Holford.

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