The Middleton family are enjoying a family holiday in St Barts, and were spotted soaking up the sun on a beach just a short ride from the Eden Rock hotel owned by Spencer Matthews today.
James Middleton, 32, was spotted chatting with his mother Carol, 64, and his fiancée Alizée Thevenet, to whom he announced his engagement in October.
Meanwhile his sister Pippa, 36, showcased her trim figure in a grey £220 bikini from Asceno and was spotted rushing into the waves for a dip.
The family were also joined by Pippa’s husband James Matthews, 44. His brother Spencer and his wife Vogue Williams, were not spotted today.
The Middleton camp looked in great shape as they enjoyed the Caribbean sun, with Carol sport an orange bikini and raffia hat.
Kate, who is currently enjoying the Christmas season in England with the royal family and her three children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five and Prince Louis, one, did not join them.
The Middleton family are enjoying a family holiday in St Barts, and were spotted soaking up the sun on a beach just a short ride from the Eden Rock hotel owned by Spencer Matthews today. Pippa Middleton, 36, looked stunning in a grey bikini as she rushed towards the waves for a dip while on holiday in St Bart with her family (pictured)
Wearing a salmon shirt and white shorts, James Middleton looked relaxed as he strutted along the beach during the family getaway
In one of the pictures, James and James Matthews enjoy a chat in the shade, putting their clothes back on before heading for a meal.
Elsewhere, James was seen showing off his trim physique, going shirtless and soaking in the sunbeams before catching up with his French fiancée.
Meanwhile Carol could be seen cooling down in the shade and drinking some water, before taking a dip with Alizée.
The French financier, who said yes to James on October 6 after nearly ten months of dating, looked in her element with her future mother and sister-in-law.
Carol Middleton, 62, looked relaxed as she enjoyed as she soaked in the sun on her towel after a dip in the Caribbean sea (pictured)
After their joined dip, Carol and future daughter-in-law Alizée were joined by James for a chat and a sip of water on the sand (pictured)
Crossing the beach at high speed, Pippa delighted at the thought of dipping her toes into the water, and passed by vacationers
Athletic Pippa could not hide her delight as she headed straight for the waves in quick strides, goggles in hand, ready to hit the water
Pippa looked delighted as she ran towards the luscious water for a dip, a big smile lighting her face up
Pippa looked absolutely delighted to feel the water under her toes as she went for a dive before her brother James joined her in the water
Taking his time to get into the water, James, followed his sister, having left his shirt on the beach. He looked serious as his knees entered the water
Armed with her goggles, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister dived headfirst into the sea, ready to taste the waves
In one swift movement, the socialite entered the water with the expertise of an avid swimmer, and crashed into the waves (pictured)
Relaxing. Pippa could be spotted in a £220 Asceno bikini, doing a plank in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea
Pippa made sure to wear her goggles as she dived headfirst into the sea for a relaxing dip during the family holiday in St Bart (pictured)
Pippa took a few laps in the salty waves after putting her goggles in place. Already last year the Middletons had enjoyed some downtime with the Matthews in St Bart
Last year, as the Middletons headed to St Bart for a post-holiday sunbath, Alizée, then a ‘mystery woman,’ was first spotted jogging with James and Spencer, sparking rumours of an idyll for Kate Middleton’s younger brother.
James proposed to Alizée with a sapphire ring, perhaps a nod to his sister’s Kate own engagement ring, in October.
He reportedly made his proposal a month after moving in with the French financier.
The entrepreneur, who runs personalised greeting card company Boomf, met the 29-year-old City worker last year.
A friend revealed Miss Thevenet did not know who Mr Middleton was when they started talking at the South Kensington Club after she said hello to his Cocker Spaniel Ella.
James quickly joined his sister in the water, also showcasing his expertise in swimming. Pippa rejoining the surface after a few underwater laps, waited for him playfully
Pippa enjoyed some alone time, doing a plank and breathing in the fresh Caribbean air as she entered the water (pictured)
James took a deep breath as he joined his sister in the water as the two enjoyed a dip. Pippa had been getting to know James’ fiancée Alizée
Dripping from his dip (pictured), James waited for his mother, sister and fiancée as they made their way to the motorboat as well
James kept his hand close to the commands of the motorboat, ready to go, as his family was still swimming towards him (pictured)
James Matthews, Pippa’s husband, joined James on the boat, Pippa in tow as the group of friends readied to take off in the vessel (pictured)
Pippa and James were joined by James Matthews’ Pippa’s husband moments after their swim as they hopped on the motorboat
After their swim, the brother and sister of Kate Middleton readied for the rest of their activities in company of James Matthews
The brother and sister duo then got on-board a motorboat that was waiting nearby and shook off the droplets of water from their swim
James, helped by Pippa and James Matthews, then stirred the boat in the direction of Carol and Pippa to pick them up after his swim
James expertly stirred the boat in order to reach Carol and Alizée, with dutiful James Matthews just around to help him navigate
Both Jameses gallantly leaned in to help Carol Middleton get on the boat, as daughter Pippa looked on. James extended a hand towards his mother to help her
Carol made it onto the boat, and ever the gentleman, James helped his fiancée Alizée get on as well, offering his strong arm to lift her out of the water
Perched on the edge of the boat, James extended his arm to Alizée, who, beaming, used it to propel herself onto the motorboat
With everyone on-board and Alizée close (pictured), the group could go on with their adventures of the day and take the boat for a spin
The source said at the time: ‘After Alizée went back to her table, James asked the waiter to give her a note saying: “I never normally do this, but would you like to go for a drink with me?” He also picked up their tab. A few weeks later, they went out for a drink together.
‘It wasn’t until after they’d met for a drink that Alizée realised who he was — one of her friends had to tell her. They met thanks to Ella.
The couple were spotted kissing during his New Year family getaway to the Caribbean island of St Barts in January.
According to Miss Thevenet’s father, Jean-Gabriel Thevenet, she was won over by Mr Middleton’s British charm and is ‘deliriously happy’ with the businessman.
James Middleton let his hair down and went shirtless, showing off his advantageous physique as he walked down the beach
Kate Middleton’s brother looked relaxed as he prepared to go for a swim in St Bart, towel in hand
Stunning Pippa showcased her toned physique as she ran towards the waves, goggles at end to join her mother and future sister-in-law (pictured)
Already the attentive daughter-in-law, Alizée leaned in and got Carol a glass of water after the relaxed dip in the Caribbean waters
Pippa’s son Arthur, one, was nowhere to be seen as the socialite headed to the water with undeniable glee
James Middleton had a chat with friend James Matthews (right) as he and Alizée settled their bags behind a tree, with James already looking at the waves, ready to go in
He also revealed her unusual name takes after a tropical wind known in French as the Alize.
He added: ‘My daughter is named after my first love which is wind-surfing and the Alize wind that fills the sails.’
Miss Thevenet is a keen skier who speaks four languages, helped by growing up in Chile, Indonesia and Belgium.
She moved to Britain six years ago and has a masters degree in investment and finance from Queen Mary University of London.
Mr Middleton split up with his former girlfriend – actress Donna Air – at the beginning of 2018 after a five-year romance.
Carol enjoyed a dip with future daughter-in-law Alizée Thevenet. The two women seemed to get on perfectly
Elsewhere, James was seen showing off his trim physique, going shirtless and soaking in the sunbeams before catching up with his French fiancée
James, armed with sunglasses, walked up to his fiancée and his mother, still in the water, to prompt them out
The French financier, who said yes to James on October 6 after nearly ten months of dating, looked in her element with her future mother and sister-in-law
French Alizée, whose name comes from after a tropical wind known in French as the Alize, seemed to want to enjoy the water a bit longer, whilst Carol joined him on land after her soak
The trio – both James and Pippa hid behind a tree, enjoying a private conversation. Last year already, the Matthews and Middletons had met in St Bart
James, wearing a salmon-coloured shirt, escorted his mother Carol out of the water and until her tower after her dip