After Kate Middleton took the royal plunge officially last April 29 reports are now naturally centering on her aptly-named middle class family – the Middletons. On the hotseat is the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister and her seamlessly natural and somehow selective way of getting boyfriends with double-barrelled last names bound to either inherit a title or a fortune and sometimes even both.
Much as the degrading “doors to manual” murmurs were the only thing the media was able to dish out (prior to the royal) as the by-line whenever the born rich, titled and influential would see the mother of William’s bride, former air stewardess – Carole Middleton, it does seem a little bit kinder now in comparison with what the media turned up with concerning the other members of Princess Catherine’s family, specifically, her best friend and strongest ally who also happens to be her sister, Pippa.
This quest of the media was fuelled when Pippa Middleton almost stole the spotlight on her sister’s wedding. Albeit both sisters were wearing creations of Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen it was Pippa’s figure-hugging dress that spelled the end of whatever privacy the “vulgar try-hards” Middletons were hoping for. The wedding of the heir to the British throne was then dubbed “All about Philippa Charlotte’s bum”.
Much as it was already known by royal watchers that “bold and brazen” loo-paper-wearing Pippa is the total opposite of her older demure sister the media was able to dig up a history of Pippa doing very calculated moves and showcasing an inherent talent of acquiring boyfriends that normally would be out of reach from such commoners-rags-to-riches like her family.
It was said that the great orchestrator of everything and everyone that gets acquainted with the Middleton daughters is none other than Prince William’s mother-in-law. It was said that it was she who urged Kate to enrol in St.when she heard that Prince William would study there.
Carole Middleton is known for her networking skills that made their online party accessories Party Pieces a success that eventually made her and her husband. It is said that of the two sisters it was Pippa who inherited this networking talent evidenced in her having rich, titled boyfriends.
Pippa’s presence during William and Kate’s courtship had been a proof of the power of howa sister Pippa was to Kate: always protectively holding her older sister’s hand, always leading the way, while at the same time being more tanned and smiling more than ever than her sister.
Known as the other half of the ‘Wisteria Sisters’ due to her and Kate being “highly, terribly fragrant and having the ferocious ability to (socially) climb” Pippa, a , has once beaten supermodels, actors and aristocrats in being named Britain’s most eligible person in the society magazine the Tatler. Pippa beat the other 199 coolest young people with society connections, who love parties, and have good physical and financial attributes.
Being able to go to a lot of parties (“but most of the time as the caterer”) Pippa is known humiliatingly as the “Big Dipper”.
Pippa’s current boyfriend is Etonian Alex Loudon who works as a stockbroker and stands to inherit a sizeable fortune.
Known for her success in attaching herself to well-heeled, in her third year in college, Pippa lived in with George Percy, the eldest son of the Duke of Northumberland and Lord Ted Innes-Ker, the second son of the Duke of Roxburghe. She also dated Jardine Paterson who is an heir to a industrial fortune. Scottish aristocrat Billy More Nesbitt and diamond heir Simon Youngman also didn’t escape “Wisteria sister” Pippa’s grips.