Pippa Middleton, Duchess Kate’s younger sibling who was the topic of world speculation ever since wearing a figure hugging bridesmaid's dress at the royal wedding, is reportedly back in the arms of her man.
|Pippa with Alex Loudon.|
Alex Loudon and Philippa aka Pippa Middleton were romantically linked, a much in love couple at the time of Prince William and Kate’s wedding. At that point one of Pippa’s friend told Daily Mail: ‘He’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous and Pippa is very smitten’
And added: ‘He stopped playing county cricket in 2007 to go into the City, but he’s still a great athlete and a really good chap.’ However, suddenly the couple split and went their own ways in November of last year.
Apparently, the 31-year old respected cricketer-turned-banker (a Virgo like Pippa) was ill at ease with the sudden spotlight and paparazzi attention that came with dating Pippa, dubbed by the press as "her royal hotness".
The good news is that the couple is back together. Now magazine reported that earlier this month Pippa Middleton, 28, was seen leaving Loudon's house in the wee hours of the morning, allegedly spending the night with her boyfriend.
Alex Loudon has always been the special man in Pippa’s life and now that they were back in each others arms, Kate Middleton’s younger sister is reportedly gushing to friends that he's "the love of her life."
Naturally Pippa Middleton’s friends and well-wishers are very pleased for her. Moreover, the news about the rekindling of her romance with Alex Loudon is good news for the British royals too.
Reportedly for the royals, at least now they won’t have to be embarrassed by any of Pippa’s indiscretions with her partying friends splashed all over the media.
However not everyone is welcoming this reunion between Pippa and Alex. Some are said to be lukewarm in their response to the news. Well, one is referring to the man in question's parents.
There are two major factors why Alex Loudon’s parents are understood to be not too glad to see Pippa turning up at their home again. One of the reasons is her partying ways and that they do not consider Pippa as “wife material” for their son.
Now magazine quoting a source states: '"They don't think Pippa's right for him as she parties too much.” Apparently they fret that Pippa enjoys the attention on her just a little too much.
While most gossip magazines agree that it is reason, however, several others believe there is another factor why the Alex's parents, James and Jane, don't particularly prefer Pippa as a daughter-in-law. That is her lineage – her ancestry so to speak.
The gossip blog Gather Celebs analyzing the issue, claims: “Their pedigrees are somehow better than the Middleton family's commoner status, despite the Middleton's current wealth and royal ties."
In fact right from the start of William and Kate’s relationship, much has been made and speculated about the Middleton family’s ancestry. Carole Middleton, Pippa and Kate's mother, came in for a lot of snide media reports about her working class background.
Apparently Carole’s grandfather was a coalminer, while her father drove a truck before he became a respectable builder. This is in total contrast to the family background of Alex aka Alexander Guy Rushworth Loudon.
Alex Loudon’s family belongs to the so-called upper class gentry. His family owns a magnificent estate in Kent called Olantigh, out of which a 20-acre garden is opened to public for walks. His father studied at Eton and so did Alex himself. His grandmother was an Earl's daughter.
In November last year a source told The Daily Mail: “Alex’s parents were welcoming but they were always somewhat lukewarm about the relationship. They didn’t see Pippa as ‘wife material’. James and his wife Jane both come from very good families.
They went on: “Pippa is very sweet but she is socially ambitious – all her friends are so “trophy posh” it’s ridiculous. They didn’t honestly see Alex and Pippa’s relationship as a long-term thing… James and Jane are very old-fashioned and prefer to keep things low-key.”
Apparently, while the Windsors have had little difficulty in overlooking the Middleton’s nouveau riche status; unfortunately for Pippa, it looks like the Loudons cannot. So point is will love triumph?
Sources: Autoworld.com/Daily Mail