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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.

Pippa Middleton and Alex Loudon Picture

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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The news out of England is that Pippa Middleton and Alex Loudon, her boyfriend who accompanied her to the Royal Wedding in April, have broken up.

"It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up," a friend is quoted as telling the Times of London.

The newfound celebrity of Pippa Middleton strained the relationship, though they will "stay good friends," according to another UK paper, The Sun.

Pip, Pip, Hooray!

PIP, PIP, HOORAY? We don't like to celebrate breakups, really, but we imagine more than a few fellas are happy the younger Middleton is back on the market.

Despite reports that Pippa Middleton would soon be engaged to Alex Loudon, a former cricket player turned broker, things recently went south.

One source close to Alex said: "Pippa has become very high profile and it's put a lot of strain on things. They're moving in different circles."

Lately, the younger sister of Kate Middleton has been spending quite a bit of time with George Percy, an old boyfriend from her college days.

She and Percy, son of the Duke of Northumberland, recently partied in Spain together and also watched tennis together at the Queens Club.

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