Pippa Middleton is the sister of Kate Middleton who is of course married to Prince William, the future King of England – and yet the family of Pippa’s ex-boyfriend, Alex Loudon, did not consider her to be ‘wife material’ for their precious son! Imagine the nerve on the Loudon clan – thinking that Pippa was too trashy for Alex, the former cricketer turned stockbroker.
According to a friend of Pippa, the younger sister of Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge (Kate), the former cricketer’s mother and father, James and Jane, didn’t see the pair’s relationship – which recently ended after 18 months together – as being suitable for the “long-term.”
A friend told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: “Alex’s parents were welcoming but they were always somewhat lukewarm about the relationship. They didn’t see Pippa as ‘wife material.’ James and his wife Jane both come from very good families. But if Pippa’s sister Kate is good enough for the Royal Family of Britain, good enough to be the mother of future kings and queens, then mustn’t Pippa be good enough for Alex?
“Pippa is very sweet but she is socially ambitious – all her friends are so ‘trophy posh’ it’s ridiculous.”
“They didn’t honestly see Alex and Pippa’s relationship as a long-term thing. James and Jane are very old-fashioned and prefer to keep things low-key.”
Alex is also thought to have disliked Pippa’s celebrity lifestyle because he “hates parities” and prefers to be out of the spotlight.
Another family friend added: “Pippa sees the connection with the Royal Family as a golden opportunity but she knows she cannot afford to look vulgar.”
“She now gets invited to every show in town, every door is open to her but Alex hates parties. He loves his cricket and has a very close-knit circle of Old Etonian friends. Alex comes from a very well-to-do and discreet family who do not relish the spotlight.”
“He hated the fact they were followed by paparazzi and he avoided going out because of it. Alex is very strait-laced. He loves his family and his friends and has no time for celebrity.”
The friend added: “Alex never wants to be the centre of attention. When they got together, Pippa was a nice girl whose sister was going out with Prince William. That wouldn’t phase him, William was his friend at school. Alex was always the one in control. Now he’s seen as little more than Pippa’s appendage and really, what man could cope with that?”
Anyway you look at it – there is no way that a British family can reasonably expect a ‘better’ match for their son than with the sister of the future king’s wife. What do you think? Is Pippa trashy or classy?
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