Phillippa 'Pippa' Middleton draws eyes at royal wedding
All eyes might've been on Kate, Duchess of Cambridge during the royal wedding and her elegant dress by Alexander McQueen designer Sara Burton, but it was her sister Philippa "Pippa" Middleton that sent people searching on the web.
Pippa Middleton served as the maid of honor at her sister's wedding and was responsible for planning the post-wedding party. The 27-year-old works part-time at the party planning company Table Talk and also writes an online magazine for their parents' online party supply website, Party Pieces.
It was rumored that her reception made palace officials shudder at her plans to place disco balls in the throne room, where a post-wedding breakfast disco was planned, reports the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
Prince William reportedly defended her decision.
"Pippa's choice of turning the throne room into a nightclub set-up also went down like a lead balloon with Palace aides, who tried to have it stopped," a source told the British newspaper. "But William stepped in and insisted that he wanted the evening event to be very different from the formal champagne and canapé reception being thrown by the Queen immediately after the wedding. He wants to it be very young and cool, so the old guard caved in and gave their approval."
At Friday's wedding, Pippa Middleton wore a dress also designed by Burton, according to the official royal wedding website. "It is of a heavy, ivory satin-based crepe, with a cowl front and with the same button detail and lace trims as the Bride's dress," a statement on the site reads.
According to Us Weekly, Pippa Middleton is currently dating former England cricketer Alex Loudon.