Kate Middleton Shows Her Big Heart After Pippa's Nasty Breakup

Kate and Pippa Middleton
Kate and Pippa Middleton
It's a sad day for Pippa Middleton but, conversely, a fantastic, hope-filled one for every red-blooded male alive. Word on the street is Pippa and her longtime boyfriend, Alex Loudon, have split up. And it wasn't pretty. According to speculation, the couple hadn't been on the best of terms in the past few months -- even enduring a brief period of separation -- all because Alex, 31, was having a difficult time dealing with the post-royal wedding fame bestowed upon his 27-year-old girlfriend. Oh, and he wasn't a fan of her supposed "flirtatious" relationship with Prince Harry.

As much as it sucks to hear about two really attractive, really rich people breaking up, there's a little bit of a silver lining here. One, we'll be able to watch with envy as Pippa navigates her way through the dating world, and two, we get to marvel (again) at how amazing Kate Middleton is for dropping everything and being there for her sister during her time of need.


In order to heal her broken heart, Pippa hopped on a plane and flew to be with her big sis. A source said, "Pippa tried to get over the split by spending last weekend with Wills and Kate at Balmoral [the Scottish royal residence]. She and Alex split briefly in the summer -- but this time it's over. They are barely speaking."

As grounded and level-headed as Duchess Catherine seems, I imagine that it's a little bit harder for her and Pippa to get together now that she's royalty and all. The sisters have always been close, but with Kate's busy schedule -- and the fact that she's now married -- there's no way they can possibly spend as much time together as they once did. It's nice to know that Kate is available -- wherever she is -- when Pippa really needs her. Because the only thing that would suck more than the breakup itself for Pippa is if she had to endure it alone.

How great is it that Pippa was able to be comforted by Kate? Who do you go to after a breakup?


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