Pippa Middleton: All about Kate’s sister (the ideal maid of honor)

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Pippa Middleton wasn’t the headliner at the royal wedding Friday in London -- that honor of course went to the new Duchess of Cambridge -- but she certainly left her mark on her sister Catherine Middleton’s big day. Bring on the Pippa pandemonium!

Gorgeous, athletic, confident, supportive and totally sisterly, Pippa made quite the splash at Westminster Abbey in an Alexander McQueen bridesmaid dress that echoed the bride’s gown, serving as maid of honor in the eldest Middleton’s union to Prince William.

So what’s Pippa’s deal?

The eligible 27-year-old is two years junior to the newly minted duchess, but very similar in build and poise. She’s rumored to be dating the dashing Alex Loudon, a banker and former cricket player.

She’s also in the family business -- parties! -- and, further courting our favor, she works on the editorial side. Pippa, full name Philippa but affectionately referred to as Pip, is the creator of the Party Times, a magazine that accompanies the Middleton enterprise Party Pieces.

Pip also dipped her toes Friday into Kardashian territory, making a splash as a female with some back assets. A Facebook page created in appreciation of her backside already had some 14,000 fans half a day after she stepped out in that bridesmaid dress.



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-- Matt Donnelly