Singer Ellie Goulding to marry son of Yorkshire landowner

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Popstar Ellie Goulding has announced her engagement to Yorkshire landowner's son Caspar Jopling.

The singer, 31, will marry New York-based art dealer Caspar, 26, whom she has been dating for around 18 months.

They revealed their engagement in an announcement in The Times.

Caspar, who was educated at Eton and Harvard and has also rowed for Great Britain, is the son of Yorkshire landowners.

His father is the Honourable Nicholas Jopling, who comes from a family of farmers in the Thirsk area. His grandfather is the former MP Michael Jopling, who served as Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.

Caspar's mother is Jayne Warde-Aldam, who is divorced from his father. She lives with her second husband Charles at Frickley Hall, a stately home near Doncaster which hosts the Frickley Horse Trials. Their Grade II-listed house was built in 1760.