It was revealed yesterday that Kate Middleton’s brother James tied the knot with Alizée Thevenet in an intimate ceremony in France.
The 34-year-old entrepreneur, the younger brother of the Duchess of Cambridge, revealed he was married on Saturday to the 32-year-old French financial expert “surrounded by family and friends.”
Alizée, who has lived and worked in London for a number of years, is currently a director at TreasurySpring, a fintech company that uses digital pipelines to connect money-rich companies with institutional borrowers.
She is the daughter of retired diplomat Jean-Gabriel Thevenet, who lives in Paris and is currently pursuing a career as a writer and poet, and had a close relationship with both parents.
Her father adores his daughter’s new husband and previously described Alizée as “desperately happy” with James.
Kate Middleton has a new sister-in-law, French financial expert Alizee Thevenet, 32, who speaks three languages and grew up around the world with her diplomat father
James shared a photo of his gorgeous French bride Alizée walking the dogs in nothing more than a pair of boots and a bikini, pictured
Alizee has a close relationship with her mother (pictured) and her father adores his daughter’s new husband, previously describing Alizée as “delightfully happy” with James
“My daughter Alizee is very happy with James, they are very much in love,” Mr Thevenet told MailOnline.
“James is a very charming man,” he said. “I’m very happy that Alizee is with James. I know she is very happy. We keep our fingers crossed for them.’
The financial guru is fluent in three languages and has lived in six countries – Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England – while Thevenet traveled the world.
But Alizée has been based in the UK for a number of years and graduated with a master’s degree in investment and finance from Queen Mary, University of London.
The 34-year-old entrepreneur, the younger brother of the Duchess of Cambridge, revealed that he was married on Saturday to the 32-year-old French financial expert ‘surrounded by family and friends’
James Middleton’s wife, Alizée Thevenet, 32, is a French financial expert who lived and worked in London for several years after traveling the world as a child with her diplomat father. James shared a photo of her earlier this year enjoying some red wine and cheese in their rustic home
The financial guru is fluent in three languages and has lived in six countries – Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England – while Thevenet traveled the world. She was photographed relaxed on holiday last year
Before that, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance in Brussels. On her Linkedin profile, she describes herself as having a “high work ethic and dedication to success” and “always open to new ideas.”
The blonde beauty has spent the past two years working at London-based Fintech startup TreasurySpring.
With a keen interest in sailing and water sports, Alizée shares James’ love of dogs, with the couple often sharing photos of them with the entrepreneur’s beloved pets.
Her father revealed how his daughter Alizee was named after the subtropical trade winds – called the Alize in French.
He said, “My daughter was named after my first love, windsurfing and the Alize wind that fills the sails.”
The couple are pictured at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in 2019.
Alizée has a keen interest in sailing and water sports and earlier this year James took a series of photos of his bride relaxing on a boat enjoying a holiday in Italy
It’s clear they’re loved more than ever as they look ahead to their wedding, with James gushing over his wife in a touching Instagram post shared this month. He posted a series of holiday photos of a couple’s getaway in Sicily
James has previously described how Alizee had helped transform his life after crippling depression.
The couple met at the private South Kensington Club in 2018 when James’ cocker spaniel, Ella, jumped at Alizee.
They were first seen together during the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund’s Christmas Carol Service at St. Luke’s Church
The following month, they were spotted vacationing in St. Barts, along with James’s sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews.
The couple were last photographed together at the Bvlgari Magnifica Gala dinner at Spencer House in St James’, London, in June.
James shared a photo of the stunning financier through his business account Ella Co, showing Alize on the beach playing fetch with his adorable doggy
James and Alizee recently bought a property in the Berkshire village of Bucklebury for £1.45 million. It is a four bedroom Grade II listed farmhouse with beams and stained glass windows in a village on the outskirts of Bucklebury.
It means Kate’s family are now almost neighbours, with parents Carole and Michael living in a £4.7 million Georgian mansion in the village, while her sister Pippa recently bought Bucklebury Farm Park, a petting zoo favored by Prince George. Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
After dating for over a year, the couple announced their engagement in September 2019. James is said to have proposed while traveling in the Lake District.
Alizée was seen in a photo shared on his Instagram with a beautiful sapphire ring on her finger.
The financial guru shares James’ love of dogs, with the couple often sharing photos of dogs with the entrepreneur’s beloved pets
The secret ceremony took place in the French village of Bormes-les-Mimosas on the famous Côte d’Azur. Prince William and Kate both attended the event, along with James’ other sister, socialite Pippa, and her businessman, husband James Matthews.
His parents Carole and Michael Middleton, and his beloved dogs, Luna and Mabel, are also said to have attended.
It comes after James revealed last year that he and Alizée had to postpone their wedding twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The couple, who met in 2018 and announced their engagement in 2019, originally planned to get married in May last year.