Did Pippa Middleton dump her boyfriend and upgrade to someone richer?

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Here are some new photos of our new princess, Pippa Middleton. She was photographed extensively over the weekend because she jetted off to Madrid… with an ex-boyfriend! SCANDAL. She technically has a boyfriend named Alex Loudon, and the gossip last week was that Pippa and Alex were engaged and preparing to announce. However, there was also some gossip about Pippa pulling back from Alex and reviewing her options now that she’s an international celebrity because of who her sister married. Looks like that version was probably more true (“truthier”). Pippa was spotted with her ex, George Percy and they looked… couple-ish (he‘s the blondish guy in the photo above). Percy is royalty (the son of the Duke of Nothumberland) and he’s rich, rich, RICH.

Row, row, row your boat! With royal sister Duchess Kate away in the Seychelles, Pippa Middleton made her own post-wedding getaway over the weekend. The buzzed-about maid of honor, 27, traveled with a gang of pals to Madrid, Spain.

Among her entourage: George Percy, her ex-boyfriend, who was photographed rowing a boat as Pippa and another female passenger basked in the sun in the Spanish city’s Retiro Park on Sunday.

Percy, 26, is the son of the Duke of Northumberland, one of the richest men in Britain. The Daily Mail reports that he and Middleton dated back at Edinburgh University and have kept up a friendship for nearly a decade.

Earlier during the Madrid sojourn, Pippa and her pals were spotted partying at hotspot Fortuna nightclub, sightseeing and sipping wine at a cafe.

Middleton’s latest beau of one year, Alex Loudon, reportedly stayed behind in London. Like most of Middleton’s men, Loudon, 30, also has a posh pedigree: The son of a retired financier attended the prestigious schools Eton and the London Business School and has family ties to both an earl and the Dutch monarchy.

“She’s lovely, but she knows that by aligning herself with certain people, she will get to the next tier,” a confidante tells Us Weekly of Middleton.

[From Us Weekly]

Let’s see… marry a cute, well-off athletic-type (Loudon) or a filthy rich soon-to-be duke with a grand estate at his disposal (Percy)? Yeah. I think Pippa has made her choice. And then Percy’s dad dies, George and his wife will become the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Meaning that technically speaking, Kate and Pippa would both be duchesses. The same!!!! At least until The Queen kicks it, after which Kate will become The Princess of Wales. A much better title. And don’t kid yourself – this is mostly about sisterly competition, and Pippa trying to outdo her big sister. Just like me and my mother’s cats. I always try to out-shine them!

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Photos courtesy of Fame.

 

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  1. LL says:

    Stilllll don’t see why people think she is more attractive than Kate.

  2. feebee says:

    In answer to the question… I don’t know. But it would hardly be surprising if true. How many people (male and female) have dumped a steady long term relationship after realising tabloid noteriety (sp?). She may not necessarily have for Percy though, if they’ve managed to stay friends for a decade and it’s a group going then it could be totally platonic but if it’s FWB or a full on rekindling then one would hope she finished with Loudon.

  3. JJ says:

    i don’t get why people are so obsessed with her. i mean she’s nice looking but no stunner.

  4. thinkaboutit says:

    She’s just so ordinary. Neither sister is a stunner, but this one is just a regular girl with not a single remarkable feature…at least Kate has that great smile.

    She has such ordinary style. Not that she should have on some complicated getup to travel, but there is absolutely no flair. She looks more like a waitress than #1 eligible bachelorette. Someone needs to teach both sisters how to accessorize! A beautiful super lightweight printed tissue cashmere scarf wound effortlessly around her neck would work wonders, and keep her cozy on the plane, AND everyone in Spain wears one so she would look less…British.

  5. bros says:

    she needs to stay out of the tanning beds. jesus she looks old beyond her days.

  6. mary jones says:

    Yep she’s still fugly. And yuck on that skirt and shoes.

  7. Lisa Turtle says:

    This one wants to be famous.

  8. Mari says:

    She looks much older than 27. Those bags and wrinkles…maybe she needs a good night’s sleep.

  9. katiemarie says:

    She’s pretty but average looking…she looks a bit dowdy in some photos. I guess she must have an amazing personality…or perhaps she’s talented in other areas.

  10. francesca says:

    I think it’s interesting that she almost always wears flats…?

  11. Kevin says:

    She looks a little hard in these photos. I dare say if you changed out her purse with a couple Walmart bags no one would look twice.

  12. mln76 says:

    The obvious title grab is so tacky Duchess my ass.

  13. L says:

    It wasn’t a solo trip with just the two of them-they went with a fairly large group of people. I think this is US weekly trying to hard again.

    She looked awesome at the wedding, but I think her day to day look needs to be softened a little.

  14. silken_floss says:

    A plain jane from money trying to marrying into aristocracy and old, old money. Must be nice. Some ppl just have it made.

  15. aenflex says:

    Kate is beautiful. Pippas’ face, not so much. Her body is nice though, but her face is very average and almost monkey-ish at times.

  16. luls says:

    I still think she has man-face.
    However, she does have a lovely smile and seems to be quite bubbly, sweet & confident, which inevitably spills over onto a person’s ‘sex appeal’ in real life, and these type of people end up dating the ‘best’ guys/girls. Her fab body doesnt hurt either.

    Im sure u know what im talkin about. We’ve all met or know people like that.

  17. LunaT says:

    The timing is ironic, but, maybe, just maybe, she and her ex were missing each other more than they thought they were and want to give it another go. Gawd, she would be such a horrible person if she did that b/c no one else has ever done anything like that. At all. Ever.

  18. Crash2GO2 says:

    Maybe she preferred this guy anyway, and his interest has only been renewed because of her new fame. I hope not, for her sake.

  19. Meg says:

    she is SO Very old looking!!!! She looks to be early 40′s.

  20. Erika says:

    Looks like the second Wisteria sister is about to bag herself a near-royal. Seriously, the Percys are about as “old” as they come – George Percy is descended from a long line of noble Percys, going back to the 13th century. They’ve been the Dukes (and Earls, before that) of Northumberland since the 14th century.

  21. Henry says:

    Well that settles it.. I’m naming my new cat Percy.

  22. dahlia1947 says:

    SO marry a cute, well-off athletic-type (Loudon) or a filthy rich soon-to-be duke with a grand estate at his disposal

    _________________________

    So this guy is ugly compared to cute and well off Loudon? Then I’ll take Loudon. I don’t know what all of the fuss is about this chick.

    I guess cause Kate is “settled” now so gotta move on to the single sister.
    I think it’s weird how Kate has a lighter skin tone than Pippa and her brother.

    And Kate is waaay prettier than Pippa. It looks like this girl is not going to age well.

  23. Luise says:

    A skinned anorexic monkey.

  24. Isa says:

    She looked so pretty and radiant at the wedding, these pictures of her are not flattering at all…..

  25. Lizzy says:

    It’s so funny how the media singles out certain individuals to hoist into the spotlight. There is NOTHING interesting about this woman, outside of her being Kate’s sister. In fact, why aren’t we focused on Kate? Seriously, I’d like to know…

    (Also, I wouldn’t go so far as to call her names or say that she’s worthless, I just don’t get the hoopla!)

  26. serena says:

    She gets on my nerves.

    27 years old girl looking like an old lady.

  27. Relli says:

    Someone needs to take away her black eye liner or at least introduce her to a softer color for during the day.

  28. Meg says:

    A dried up old woman. These men are just stupid to want to be with her because she’s William’s sister-in-law. Dumb. God only knows what she will look like when she’s in her forties and older.

  29. Zzzzzzzzz says:

    She’s been there, done that and got the t-shirt. She may be reconsidering her relationship with the cricketer guy but I doubt it’s for the duke’s son. Methinks Pippa is going to bag herself a Prince soon enough.

  30. Anonymous says:

    This chick is not a princess. Don’t know why people keep referring to her as such. She is a nobody, and she looks busted.

  31. Slim Charles says:

    @luls agreed! It’s never just about a person’s face, it’s the whole package. And the old boyfriend has gay face. Or maybe he’s just English, but he looks a bit soft.

  32. Christine says:

    Percy looks flaccid. Flacid? Either way. Alex Loudon was a smidge better looking.

  33. 4Real says:

    She is YOUNGER than Kate??? GOOD LORD those BRITS age early! She looks in her late 30′s at least.

  34. ghoulish_moose says:

    What is it about this family and wanting to marry incredibly wealthy men? If she did ditch Alex Loudon for this pasty looking choir boy than shame on her! Just going after his money is really shameful. This family have no morals.

    Next we’ll be hearing all about little brother James hooking up with a rich dude. I mean, he’s totally gay, right? =P

  35. Marie says:

    She must have the same diet/intake as Lohan, they are both in their 20′s looking like they aren’t a day younger than 45.

  36. really says:

    GOOD! she is learning well from her older sister…… GO FOR IT, skies the limit……. a filthy rich soon-to-be duke with a grand estate at his disposal, Mr. Percy!!!

  37. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Maybe rich boyfriend or richer ex-boyfriend can buy her a deep conditioning treatment. The ends of her hair are fried!

  38. bluhare says:

    I predicted this even as I was watching the wedding. Pipps is going to sit back and bag herself the most socially significan man she can. I mean, she can’t have Kate get all the glory, right? She’s absolutely loving all the attention now that it’s her turn in the spotlight.

    @forreal: If you put the name of another group of people in your remark (Brits age early) people would find it terribly offensive. Come visit my mom if you want to see a sample of an aging Brit. For that matter, come see me. I don’t look my age either.

    But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pippa’s bag.

  39. Hellen says:

    WTF is up with that black skirt? She looks like she’s wearing an apron over it. Actually, she looks like a waitress in uniform.

  40. Me says:

    I only clicked on this because it looked like her hair was on fire in the photo.

  41. becky says:

    OK
    if she was with this guy, one of the richest in England and royalty, ten years ago and stayed they friends….while kate an will went back and forth for 8years…
    that adds a while new angle to the sister dynamic!
    For ten years its been uncertain or which would end up well married . WOW. this would make such a good lifetime movie; though i think the two close and sweet..

  42. P.J. says:

    If she married him, her name would be Pippa Percy. Hm….

  43. journey says:

    pippa percy? sounds like pippi longstocking’s maternal great-grandmother!

  44. hmmhmm says:

    kate’s prettier for sure, but pippa is charismatic. Sometimes, that equates to being more beautiful.

  45. thinkaboutit says:

    LMAO @ ghoulish moose…funniest post of the day. “Choir boy” is the most apt description anyone could possibly come up with for him!

    And I get such a gay vibe from James too…even before his raunchy photos, that was just my gut reaction to him. Of course, that is TOTALLY meaningless and I’m not speculating, just agreeing that I had that feeling too.

  46. Aurelia says:

    Man the wisteria sisters have zero dress sense. Pippa looks olnly slightly younger than lindsey Lohan. Pips has rugby thighs and a hachet face. I also predicted weeks ago that her current beau wouldnt do anymore. No doubt mumma middleton is egging her on.

  47. poster 1 says:

    Isn’t she supposed to be the younger sister? She looks far older than Kate and Kate is far more beautiful!

  48. Mei-Lu says:

    I knew Pippa would reconsider her engagement when she saw what a star the wedding made her. Minor point: George Percy is NOT royalty. Aristocracy and royalty are two different things. (You know, the Brits are real particular about these things – look at Camilla being denied HRH status.)

  49. Alix says:

    “Duchess of Northumberland” has a nice ring to it. But Kate would still outrank her, because she’s a ROYAL duchess (and princess, even though she’s not using that title now). Both girls need to invest in a little SPF, though.

  50. JulieM says:

    The absolutely pathetic Wisteria sisters. BTW, there is a huge difference between a royal Duchess (Katie Kambridge) and a noble Duchess (potentially Pippa Northumberland). Just as old but one is royal and one is not. Mei-Lu @51 and Alix @52 are correct. If Pippa wants the near status of her sister, then she has to marry Harry.

    Tell me why again these two are considered role models for young women?

  51. Luise says:

    Does anyone realize how terribly tacky both Pippa and her sister are? I don’t care if Kate married William….she is still contrived and tacky.

  52. Bunnywabba says:

    Kate is by far the better looking sister. I too don’t understand why people are so enamored with her.

  53. OtherChris says:

    It’s like the Seinfeld episode where sometimes the girl Jerry was dating was prett and other times . . . not. Pippa is kind of like that. I mean, she was gorgeous on her sister’s wedding day.

  54. hunker says:

    She looks more like Kate’s MOTHER than being a younger sister – yeeesh!

  55. kasper says:

    I guess what she lacks in looks she makes up for in willingness.

  56. pato says:

    she looked stunning at the wedding and that was it. beacuse obviously they had an army of make up peole, hairdressers etc. you take that out and she is not even pretty.

  57. jemshoes says:

    Haha! Seriously, Kaiser, I click into these Pippa posts just to see if you’ll write again about sibling rivalry with your mother’s cats – and you do! It’s kind of made my day. :D

    My 2 cents about Pippa is that she can marry the richest guy in England but she still won’t ever get to be the Princess of Wales. ;) Having said this, I’d still like to believe that the Middleton sisters are close and have healthy / positive sibling rivalry.

  58. Dudette says:

    I don’t get the hate for this chick. People are complaining that she’s average/not pretty/nothing special but so what? So only supermodel goddesses are allowed to be on magazine covers now? She’s pretty and knows how to style herself and she’s got a certain spark about her that makes her interesting in my opinion. Certainly not as cookie-cutter as Kate appears to be. Give the girl her moment of glory, it’ll pass soon enough. I want her to get with Harry though!

  59. GSetter says:

    Oh for goodness sake; Miss Middleton is now sister-in-law to the future King, and blood sister to the future Queen. OF COURSE she is and will be sought out … has it occurred to any of you that the people wanting to “bag the most social cache” are not Pippa or any other Middleton — but that Pippa and family are on the receiving end, that their favour is being sought, not vice-versa? Marrying a Middlrton gets you a future King and Queen as your in-laws. Power has shifted.

  60. eternalcanadian says:

    Aww, poor Alex. Can you pass along his telephone number to me? ;)

  61. alice says:

    She probably is looking to upgrade. Those Middleton women including James (Catherine is the exception)seem very open about their desire to be upwardly mobile, so to speak.

    Tacky or admirable because they seemed to have achieved their goal? You decide.

  62. ZooniQ says:

    Well said Gsetter. There appears to be a lot of disdain for the Middletons, particularly Pippa for deigning to mix with the aristocracy. Ridiculous. Also, alot of Kate admirers seem desperate to show Kate as some elegant princesss who is not only prettier than her sister, but also wouldn’t stoop to her ‘machinations’. Please.

    Anyway, I like Pippa, she seems like she would be fun to hang out with.

  63. Bell Curve says:

    “…the son of the Duke of Nothumberland”… which makes him ‘nobility’ not ‘royalty’. That is a very big difference.

  64. Kiki says:

    this woman is only 27!?! guess 27 looks different on everyone.

  65. Lulu says:

    @gsetter I think you’ll find that there are lots of aristocratic families who mingle/are connected with the royals for a long time and wouldn’t even need to bag a Middleton. These people have far more class to associate themselves with a social climber. Poor George Percy, what was he thinking when he made friends with this horse face.

  66. Shrugging says:

    This woman looks old and obviously trying to get the spot light. Kate is much better looking and has more class. I agree with others, she is nothing special and is only getting attention because she is Kate’s sister. A GOLD DIGGER>>>MEN BEWARE!

  67. Fue McCormick says:

    Pippa Middleton: Ugly outfit No. 3