The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother James Middleton and his new girlfriend Alizee Thevenet joined former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and his wife Vogue Williams for a jog around the island of St Barts on Sunday.
Earlier this week the MailOnline reported that French financial expert Alizee, 29, and James, 31, have been dating for six months and her father has said they are ‘deliriously happy’.
James’ sister Pippa, her husband James Matthews, brother-in-law Spencer Matthews, and his wife Vogue Williams also joined the group on the festive break on the Carribbean island.
(left-right): Alizee Thevenet, Spencer Matthews, Vogue Williams and James Middleton jogging on St Barts
James Middleton’s girlfriend is French financial expert Alizee Thevenet, 29, who is fluent in three languages and has lived in six countries
Friends say James and Alizee, who has lived and worked in London for six years, are ‘serious’ about each other, a sentiment shared by her father Jean-Gabriel Thevenet.
‘My daughter Alizee is very happy with James, they are very much in love,’ Mr Thevenet told MailOnline.
Speaking from his bed-and-breakfast hotel in the mountains of rural France, Mr Thevenet spoke of his happiness that his daughter had found love with James Middleton.
‘James is a very charming man,’ he said. ‘I am very happy that Alizee is together with James. I know she is very happy. We keep our fingers crossed for them.
‘I am not allowed to say how they met, to give away their secrets. You must talk to her or James, they will be back in London soon, but I’m very happy for them.
‘I have seen the pictures of Alizee and James in St Barts. They look very happy. Alizee is very happy living in London.’
Earlier this week the MailOnline reported that French financial expert Alizee, 29, and James, 31, have been dating for six months and her father has said they are ‘deliriously happy’
Alizee Thevenet, 29, (right) was revealed as James Middleton’s girlfriend earlier this week by the MailOnline
Alizee’s father has suggested that he and his wife have been introduced to James’ parents
Alizee has been settled in the UK for several years, graduating with a masters degree in investment and finance from Queen Mary, University of London.
Before then she did her undergraduate degree in accounting and finance in Brussels.
The relationship is now said to be ‘getting serious’, according to a family friend.
She said: ‘James and Alizee met in a bar. James offered her a drink and Alizee did not know who he was until her friend told her.
who is fluent in three languages and has lived in six different countries, was won over by James’ British charm, her father Jean-Gabriel Thevenet has revealed
‘They have been dating for more than six months now and she has already spent time with his family in the family cottage. Things are getting serious between them.’
And Mr Thevenet has suggested that he and his wife have been introduced to James’ parents.
He told MailOnline: ‘We like Great Britain and the British people. British people are very charming.
‘James and the Middleton family are very charming. We have a lot of admiration for the whole Middleton family – James, his sisters and his parents.’
Alizee grew up in six different countries –Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England. She is understood to have lived in London for the past five years.
Mr Thevenet told MailOnline: ‘We like Great Britain and the British people. British people are very charming. James and the Middleton family are very charming. We have a lot of admiration for the whole Middleton family – James, his sisters and his parents’
Alizee grew up in six different countries – Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England – as the Thevenet travelled the world. She is understood to have lived in London for the past five years
Alizee joined James and his extended family including Pippa Middleton, 35, and her husband James Mathews, 43.
They were joined by 30-year-old reality star Spencer and his wife Vogue Williams.
Earlier this week, Pippa was spotted carrying her 11-week-old son Arthur on the Caribbean island where her father-in-law owns a luxury hotel.
Pippa married James Matthews in May 2017, and their first child – Arthur Michael William – was born in October
Pippa and husband James looked happy and relaxed as they soaked up the scenery on Sunday
The two families are understood to have forged a close bond since Pippa and James tied the knot last year, with the Middletons invited to attend Spencer and Vogue’s wedding in Scotland.
Kate’s younger sister has previously been seen on the island for winter holidays, including with her brother James in January 2016.
She married James Matthews in May 2017, and their first child – Arthur Michael William – was born in October. The pair live together in Chelsea.
Their trip to the Americas this week comes after the Middleton family were spotted enjoying a casual lunch at a Berkshire pub on Boxing Day.
However they were not joined by Pippa’s sister Kate, who spent Christmas with the rest of the royal family – including Harry and Meghan – at the Queen’s beloved Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
The Matthews family owns the Eden Rock resort on St Barts, one of the region’s most exclusive hotels.
Pippa and her husband James Matthew swimming at the beach in St Barts. St Barts has long attracted wealthy Europeans including Roman Abramovich, who bought a £49million mansion there and has moored his yacht on its shores
Stars including Elton John, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have stayed at the resort, where suites can cost up to £25,000 a night.
The hotel needed extensive repairs after it was wrecked by the devastating Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
James and Spencer’s parents, David and Jane Matthews, moved to St Barts in September 1995 after purchasing Eden Rock from local adventurer Rémy de Haenen.
St Barts has long attracted wealthy Europeans including Roman Abramovich, who bought a £49million mansion there and has moored his yacht on its shores.
Last week, pictures emerged of Paul McCartney enjoying a post-Christmas holiday on the Russian billionaire’s private boat.