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Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton (born 6 September 1983) is an English party planner, socialite and sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. On 29 April 2011, she was the maid of honour at her sisterís wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in the line of succession to Queen Elizabeth II.
Pippa Middleton was born in 1983, the second of the three children of Michael Middleton, who was then a British Airways flight dispatcher, and Carole Goldsmith, who was a former flight attendant. Her fatherís family came from Leeds, West Yorkshire, and one of her great-grandmothers, called Olivia Lupton, belonged to a business family active in Leeds for generations. Carole Middletonís motherís family were labourers and miners from County Durham. The third child of the family is James Middleton (born 1987), who is now a businessman.
Following graduation, in 2008 Middleton worked for a short time for a public relations firm promoting luxury products, then she took a job with Table Talk, a company based in London which organises events and parties. Also in 2008, Tatler magazine named Middleton "the Number 1 Society Singleton", beating singer-songwriter James Blunt and Princess Eugenie. Since then, she has often been described as a socialite. As part of a duo with her older sister, Pippa Middleton has received wide press coverage, focussing on her social life and her lifestyle.
The Daily Telegraph reported in 2010 that Middletonís parents had ambitious plans to expand their company, Party Pieces, and wanted her to take an increasingly prominent role. She now spends two days a week editing the web magazine Party Times, a spin-off from Party Pieces.
The official announcement of her sisterís engagement came on 23 November 2010. After being widely expected, Pippaís appointment as maid of honour was confirmed on 14 February 2011. The New York Times later commented on her being highly organised and having taken charge of many details of the wedding, including the late-night reception which followed it. At the wedding, Middletonís white figure-hugging dress, which like the brideís was created by Sarah Burton, was highly praised in the media. Made of ivory crape fabric, it was styled with a cowl at the front and organza-covered buttons at the back. Some reports of the wedding suggested that Pippa Middleton had "stolen the show".
After the wedding, Kate Reardon, editor of Tatler, commented in the New York Times "Every magazine in the Western world now wants her on the cover. She will be having job offers hurled at her".