James Blunt engaged to long-term girlfriend

London: Singer James Blunt has reportedly proposed to his girlfriend Sofia Wellesley and the pair are already planning their nuptials.

The `Bonfire Heart` hitmaker is said to have popped the question to the 29-year-old blonde, who is the granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington, over the Christmas holidays, reported Contactmusic.

"Everyone is talking about it. We were sort of expecting it but it is still great news," a friend of the couple said.

The couple are expected to wed at the duke`s Hampshire estate, Stratfield Saye, southern England, with celebrity guests already rumoured to include singing legend Sir Elton John, who helped launch Blunt`s career by offering him the support act slot on his 2004 tour.

Blunt, 36, began dating Wellesley at the start of 2012 after his sister Daisy introduced them.

She works as a legal consultant in London and attended Edinburgh University alongside Duchess Catherine`s sister Pippa Middleton.

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