The world’s leading fashion designers can start forming an orderly queue for the commission of the year after Hollywood star Keira Knightley announced, via a spokesperson, that she is set to marry her rock star boyfriend, James Righton from Klaxons. The couple have become engaged after dating since early last year, it was confirmed today.
after being introduced by his ex-girlfriend, TV presenter Alexa Chung.
Keyboardist Righton won the Mercury Prize in 2007 with his band’s debut albumMyths Of The Near Future .
Knightley’s spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton.”
The details of the proposal are being kept under wraps.
Her publicist added: “We are not discussing any further details.”
Knightley, whose movie roles have included Atonement and the first three Pirates Of The Caribbean titles, is due to begin filming her next movie in the US. She will star as a wannabe singer in Can A Song Save Your Life? .
The couple have kept their romance low-key, rarely attending celebrity events together, but they have been spotted together casually on a number of occasions.
Klaxons are working on a new album after releasing their second in 2010.