Pippa Middleton, the youngster sister of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, has reportedly split from her boyfriend Alex Loudon, according to the Sunday Times. The city banker and former cricketer accompanied Pippa Middleton to the Royal Wedding in April 2011.
Speculation that Pippa had split from Alex intensified last month after she was spotted with Prince Harry at The Troubador pub in Chelsea. A friend of Middleton is quoted as saying, "It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up". Loudon, a promising cricketer who was once selected for England, announced his retirement from the game in 2007, enrolling at the London Business School one year later. The couple's relationship appears to have become strained under the intense media interest in Pippa following her appearance as maid-of-honour at the Royal Wedding. As well as meeting up with Prince Harry, Pippa is reportedly spending more time with her old college friend George Percy, the son of the Duke of Northumberland.
Following her graduation from the University of Edinburgh, Pippa Middleton currently works as an event planner, while also helping out with her parent's online party website and editing the web-magazine 'Party Times'.