In what may come as a blow to royal fans who wanted to see sparks fly between Harry and Pippa, it has emerged that the royal maid of honour’s lover Alex Loudon has told pals he is determined to marry her.
Brunette babe Pippa Middleton almost upstaged her sister Kate Middleton, 29, during Friday’s spectacular wedding, as she seemed to share a spark with Prince Harry.
Loudon, an ex-England cricketer, has been dating Pippa, 27, for a year and pals said he is preparing to pop the question.
The Eton-educated banker, 30, has a high- flying City job and mixes in the same social circles as Prince William, 28, and Harry, 26.
His family also have their own palace, the sprawling Olantigh Towers stately home near Wye, Kent.
“Alex thinks it’s hilarious that suddenly the world has discovered Pippa, the Daily Star quoted a pal of Loudon as saying.
“He’s madly in love with her and there’s no doubt that he wants to make her his wife.
“Of course he was never going to do anything about it while she was helping Kate arrange her wedding.
“But when the dust has settled, it’ll be Pippa’s turn in the spotlight,” the pal added.