Pippa Middleton Just Dumped Her Financier Boyfriend

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Men across the City of London are jumping for joy right now: Pippa Middleton is single.The surprise star of the Royal Wedding has reportedly initiated a break up with her financier boyfriend of almost a year, according to the Daily News.

The heartbroken man: Alex Loudon, a cricketer-turned-businessman.

Loudon used to be a stockbroker, but recent reports had him working as a corporate finance and development analyst at beer brewer SABMiller.

Loudon wasn’t Pippa’s first banking beau either: she used to date J. J. Jar dine Patterson, the heir to a Hong Kong banking fortune. And she was also linked to Alexander Spencer Churchill, “a millionaire who deals in wealth management.”

Apparently one of the reasons the pair split is because of the attention the couple received since Pippa’s older sister Kate tied the knot with Prince William — Loudon was at the wedding of course, as Pippa’s date.

“Pippa has become very high-profile, and it’s put a strain on things. They’re moving in different circles,” a source told the Sun.

According to the Daily Mail, Middleton started dating Loudon before Christmas last year, and the pair had “been virtually living together in London, [with] Pippa a regular visitor to his family’s stately home in Kent.”

Loudon’s father, James, was a financier and is now Chairman of Caledonia Investments in London — in which Alex has a small stake.

Meanwhile, Pippa has been spotted hanging out with her ex, George Percy. He’s the heir to a huge fortune: his father is the Duke of Northumberland.

Last week Pippa “grabbed dinner in central London with [Percy]… After their one-on-one meal at a local eatery, they headed back to Percy’s apartment. The next morning, Duchess Kate’s little sister was reportedly seen leaving Percy’s flat, bidding her pal goodbye with a hug and kiss,” according to Us Weekly.

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