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Kate Middleton and Prince William will spend the holidays together with both of their families, and her sister Pippa will be invited to the royals' Boxing Day retreat, to boot!

The 29-year-old Duke and Duchess will spend the actual holiday with William's family, but the entire week before will be spent with her sister Pippa and the Middletons.

Pippa, 27, will then join her big sister for Boxing Day (Dec. 26) in Sandringham, Norfolk, where the royals hold an annual pheasant hunting competition. Lock and load!

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"It will be the first Christmas Catherine is away from her family, so having Pippa come on Boxing Day is just part of making [Kate] feel comfortable and for her to share the holiday with her own family," an insider said. "It's something William wanted."

Nice guy, that Will.

Kate, William and Pippa "will then all travel together back to Bucklebury and spend the remaining days of Christmas with the other Middleton family members."

In early 2012, William will be deployed to the Falkland Islands for six weeks. He'll join a Royal Air Force crew as part of his training as a Search and Rescue pilot.

Hopefully Pip can keep Kate Middleton company then, as well.

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Having just signed a lucrative party planning book deal, is the newly-single Pippa Middleton already playing the field again? That's the rumor of the day.

Merely one week after she and financier / crickter beau Alex Loudon called time on their relationship, she was seen back out with her ex George Percy.

Then, she was spotted laughing it up at a tennis match with another fellow, who has yet to be identified (not for lack of trying by UK tabloids) ...

Pippa Middleton and Friend

Pippa Middleton was actually accompanied by two mystery men at London's ATP World Tour Final between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfiried Tsonga over the weekend.

At various points during the match, a smiling and laughing Pippa, donning a perfectly preppy navy blue blazer for the occasion, was seen chatting comfortably.

And looking stylish and cute as ever, but that goes without saying.

For now, reports suggest all her male companions seem to be of the simply-friends variety (she has been known to maintain those), but time will tell.

Who should Pippa marry?

 

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Confirming earlier reports, Pippa Middleton has signed a deal to write a party planning book, according to he UK's Daily Mail. The publisher is Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin, who is believed to be paying her a $600,000 advance.

What will the sister of Kate Middleton be talking about in it?

Pippa Middleton, Coat

"It will be about entertaining and throwing the perfect party. It’s not just about being the perfect hostess – it will also include recipes and information about how to host different types of events," a source told The Mail.

Pippa Middleton, 28, will not be employing a ghostwriter for the work, since she already works as a writer and editor in an event planning capacity.

She runs the website Party Times for her parents' online party supply and planning company, giving her actually relevant experience in the field.

Being one of Britain's best known - and newly single, after breaking up with Alex Loudon - bachelorettes doesn't hurt her name recognition either.

Who should Pip marry?

 

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For a modest $3,100, you could look like Pippa Middleton.

Okay, probably not. But celebrity fashion followers know all too well what we're talking about:The most buzzed-about bridesmaid dress in modern wedding history.

Now on sale at Net-a-Porter (dot) com, the famous Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen silk-crepe gown is available now on the U.K. version of the fashion site (shoppers in all other parts of the world can call by phone to reserve).

Here's Pip's royal wedding bridesmaid dress in question:

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  • Pippa Middleton at the Royal Wedding

Though the delicately draped dress was knocked off several times over – as was Kate's McQueen wedding gown – this is the only available version by the actual designer.

It's already proven popular in celebrity circles. Cameron Diaz wore a similar gown in red to the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards in December of 2010, People reports.

The version now on sale at Net-a-Porter is nearly identical to the gown worn by Pippa Middleton gown, except it features a zipper (instead of buttons) up the back.

Incredible figure not necessarily included.

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It looks like Pippa Middleton is now the UK's most eligible bachelorette.

Duchess Catherine's younger sister, who became the planet's best-known bridesmaid in April, has reportedly split with Alex Loudon, her longtime boyfriend.

Kate Middleton has been consoling her kid sister after the breakup with Loudon, a former professional cricket player and current London financial manger.

He and Pippa Middleton are said to have split up this month after a series of arguments - and lingering tension over her celebrity / sex symbol status.

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A source told The Sun (UK) that Pippa, who spent last weekend with William and Kate, was trying to get over the split: "This time it's over. They are barely speaking."

People close to them said the attention focused on Pippa got to Alex.

The source revealed: "It was said after the royal wedding that Alex was jealous of Pippa flirting with Prince Harry. But the truth is she and Harry are just mates."

Other friends claimed the couple's increasing bust-ups, including a huge public one in September, stemmed Loudon not being able to cope with Pip's celebrity.

In any case, Pippa, who works at her family's event planning company Party Pieces, and is said to be close to a book deal, is in no rush to find a new fella.

But when she is, a friend of hers tells the tabloid: "She's always gone for sporty guys. Whoever is lucky enough to win her affections will have to be athletic."

Better start working out, fellas.

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Having cooled their heels after the recent deluge of Kate Middleton pregnancy rumors, British tabloids are tripping over themselves to focus on her sister again. So it goes.

The news from across the Atlantic: Pippa Middleton is newly single!

Maybe. Pippa is maintaining her trademark silence on the split rumor. Though she seems to be the only one. Both the Sun and Daily Mail are quoting "sources" close to the couple, claiming she and banker BF Alex Loudon broke up ...

Pippa Middleton and Alex Loudon

According to the Sun, while the summer split between Pippa, 27, and Alex, 31 was brief, this time, they're over for good after their "increasingly frequent arguments."

The tabloid even claims say Pippa sought solace with big sis Kate Middleton and Prince William in the wake of the split, visiting the couple at Balmoral last weekend.

While no one's confirming the split, Pippa and Alex certainly seemed happy together this summer, going to one wedding, charity event or tennis match after another.

However, if rumors of a split are true, she probably won't be on the market for too long. Just check out our gallery of Pippa Middleton pictures to find out why.

No word if Prince Harry is boarding a flight back from Arizona as we speak.

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Pippa Middleton is enduring some pretty harsh criticism amid reports that she's nearing a deal to release her first book - and getting paid $1.5 million for it.

On one hand, it seems harmless. Why shouldn't she be allowed to write a book about party and event planning, which her family has made a career out of?

On the other hand, the notion of minor royals and royals-in-law cashing in on their regal connections irritates the British public - even at the best of times.

These, as we know, are not the best of times.

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The UK is in the grip of government-mandated austerity the likes of which has not been seen since the '50s, while unemployment is at 8.1 percent, most in 17 years.

There are serious fears that the nation, like the US, may be slipping back into recession. So it's not exactly looked upon highly that Pippa Middleton would do this.

Kate Middleton can do no wrong, engaging in worthy pursuits such as opening cancer centers and promoting UNICEF, all while being named Britain's best dressed.

Pippa’s book, meanwhile, is a guide to entertaining in style. Like it or not, she's held to a higher standard based on her royal connections, and it's not sitting well.

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Tips From Pip?

It's being rumored that Pippa Middleton, sister of Duchess Catherine of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton) is preparing to pen her first book next year.

The subject matter of the supposed text is partying - something she's familiar with after years of working in the family event and party planning business.

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Some folks are concerned about what else may make it into the book, namely something incriminating about Kate, who was just named Britain's best dressed.

There is also speculation that the family might be milking benefits of being related to a royal, using their connections to get ahead rather than putting the effort in.

That's largely baseless, however. The Middletons built a successful business long before Kate became engaged to the Prince of Wales, and Pippa is quite reserved.

Despite her status as one of Britain's most eligible bachelorettes and becoming a style icon, she still works for the company and lives a fairly low profile lifestyle.

If she were to write a book, don't expect it to sponge off the royals. As long as it has ample Pippa Middleton pictures, we'd listen to anything she has to say.

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Britney Spears and Pippa Middleton both look pretty adorable in plaid shirts.

Interestingly, both donned them in London, England. The singer was in town last month for an event at Radio 1 studios, while Pip ... lives and works there. Pippa Middleton pictures from her daily commutes have become a staple.

It was an unexpected surprise to see either dressed in such a way - Britney in a short-sleeve number and Pip in a Burberry, black and red long sleeved one.

Who's the prettiest in plaid? Vote in our Fashion Face-Off below!

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Pippa Middleton stepped out in her sexiest look yet Saturday, stunning onlookers in a red satin "Begonia" dress with a plunging neckline from the Temperley London fall line, accessorized with gold heels and a matching clutch.

The sister of Kate Middleton, who was seen at the designer's London Fashion Week show two weeks ago, was escorted by boyfriend Alex Loudon.

The occasion was a charity event, the Boodles Boxing Ball, that drew several British royals and celebs including ... Prince Harry's ex Chelsy Davy!

Which of the two dressed best, Chelsy or Pippa? Vote in our Fashion Face-Off below!

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