No one really took notice of Kate Middleton‘s younger sister prior to April 29th, 2011. But from the moment Philippa “Pippa” Middleton stepped out of her car with the little bridesmaids, people couldn’t take their eyes off her.
The Maid Of Honor cut a flawless figure in a Sarah Burton by Alexander McQueen dress, thanks in part to intense Pilates sessions. The Middleton girls both wore their hair in demi chignons, Pippa’s adorned with baby’s breath in lieu of a tiara (one can’t completely outshine the bride).
Pippa could have certainly passed for a bride in her figure-hugging ivory and satin crepe dress. She served her purpose well, first by guiding the little flower girls and page boys into the abbey’s Great West Door, then coming back out to rearrange the 9-foot train of Kate’s iconic wedding dress.
That day, Pippa developed a mass following on Facebook and Twitter devoted to her pert behind and all-around fabulouness. Others were hoping she would hook up with best man Prince Harry. Alas, that was not to happen as both were spoken for at the time. However, insiders claim that Pippa and Harry “get along famously.”
Pip Pip Hooray!