11 Times Pippa Middleton Totally Stole Kate Middleton's Thunder (PHOTOS)

Kelly Bryant | Sep 16, 2015 Celebrities
11 Times Pippa Middleton Totally Stole Kate Middleton's Thunder (PHOTOS)

When Pippa Middleton became the surprise breakout star of her sister Kate Middleton's royal wedding to Prince William, a new celebrity was clearly born.

And while it doesn't really appear as though the younger Middleton sister sets out to upstage the duchess, she has stolen the spotlight on several occasions. Check out these moments when Pippa became the royal star of the show and made everyone say, "Kate who?"


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  • The Royal Wedding


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    When Pippa Middleton stepped out in that amazing white Alexander McQueen bridesmaid gown at the royal wedding of her sister Kate and Prince William, it seemed like everyone stopped talking about the bride and all eyes were on her instead.

  • Breakfast Buddy


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    In fact, Pippa was such a talk of the royal wedding, she was quickly voted as the number one person in the U.K. people wanted to have breakfast with. As a result, these mosaics were made of Pippa entirely out of crumpets. Pretty sure no one has created Kate's likeness out of breakfast treats.

  • Green With Envy


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    To add insult to injury, when Pippa changed into this stunning emerald green gown for the royal reception, she was still stealing the spotlight.

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  • Good Old Days


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    Even back before Kate became the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa appears to be taking the lead as they leave a nightclub and are followed by paparazzi. While Kate looks down, Pippa holds her head up high.

  • Born Leader


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    Pippa may be the younger sister, but here she is again holding the hand of a pre-engaged Kate, leading her to a waiting car after leaving a book launch party. A few cameras aren't going to scare this girl.

  • Undercover Scene Stealer


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    Even when Pippa was just trying to be a caring sister and visited Kate while she was in the hospital for acute morning sickness, photographers had a field day snapping the socialite as she left the building.

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  • Wedding Winner


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    All eyes were truly on Pippa at the wedding of Lady Laura Marsham and James Meade, as she was the only Middleton sister in attendance. Prince William and Prince Harry were there, but Kate was a no-show.

  • No Competition


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    At Wimbledon in 2014, Pippa turned heads in this chic color-blocked dress while Kate (who attended with Prince William) donned a rather dull and boxy printed number that wasn't nearly as flattering.

  • Two for Tennis


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    Kate and Pippa technically shared the spotlight when they took in a tennis match together, but the fact that photographers were just as interested in her little sister as the Duchess herself proves it's basically another win for Pippa.

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  • Book It


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    In October 2012 Pippa released her very first book, a party-planning tome called Celebrate. The timing was perfect, as Kate and Prince William had been married for a year, but had not yet become pregnant with Prince George -- an ideal time to snap up some of the royal spotlight for herself.

  • Sneaky in the Spotlight


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    There aren't a ton of pictures available of Pippa at the christening of Princess Charlotte, but the few snaps we've found show she's wearing a white ensemble similar to that of her sister Kate -- and she looked fabulous.

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