14/08/2014 12:35 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Pippa Middleton 'To Marry Nico Jackson Next Spring'

Pippa Middleton is set to marry her banker boyfriend Nico Jackson next spring, according to new reports.

Pippa Middleton 'To Marry Next Spring'

The Mail On Sunday Diary reports that Nico has told friends to "prepare for a spring wedding" and plans to make an official announcement next month.

According to the paper, 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."

Rumours had been swirling that Pippa would like to tie the knot in the Scottish Highlands, while some suggest Nico's parents would love the wedding to be in Kent, where they live.

When she does say "I do", it looks like Pippa could be a very 'hands-on' bride. In one of her Telegraph columns, in between titbits about "bacon butties" and "sterilising tablets", the almost-royal said she reckons she could be a "DIY bride".

Time to buy the hat (or, rather, very fash fascinator?)