So Nicky Hilton (30) and James Rothcshild are engaged, apparently The hotel heiress and her matching banker her beau had their big moment at Lake Como in Italy, a relationship landmark for the two. Apparently Nicky and James met in Italy, at the wedding of supermodel Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt in 2011.

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Nicky Hilton is engaged! Wine and bread for all!

An unnamed “pal” allegedly told Us Weekly that the newly engaged pair are “really excited and incredibly happy” – not a reference to the Jonathan Safran Foer novel, presumably.

"They went on a romantic anniversary trip over the weekend," the source reveals. "He took her out on a boat into the middle of Lake Como and he proposed, got down on one knee and everything. It was incredibly romantic and beautiful."

Maybe the future Mr and Mrs Hilton-Rothchild (because the union of two of America’s richest families deserves to keep both names) should be just a little bit concerned about any “pal”, who follows their movements this closely. Unless said overeager friend is, in fact a publicist, in which case it would make perfect sense.

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The pair have been engaged since 2011.

Apparently Rothschild went to great lengths to fulfill some ancient... err... classic courtship rituals. . The insider tells Us: "Last month, he actually flew from England (where he is based) to the States to ask her parents for her hand in marriage!"

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And you know how a lot of couples save up for a post-wedding honeymoon. Well, Nicky and James have opted for an early one and are celebrating their engagement with a roadtrip throughout Europe – and documenting key moments via Instagram, as per tradition.