A blurry photograph has emerged of Pippa Middleton embracing George Percy, the UK’s most eligible man, outside his London flat, reigniting speculation the Middleton family may be on the point of pulling off the Double Duchess spectacular.
Pippa watchers are divided on the import of the latest clinch, snapped just before Pippa departed on her charity ski marathon which has now raised over £9,000. One of her circle tells The Royalist that there is nothing to the rumours, the hug is 'clearly platonic' and that although George and Pippa are close friends, there is ‘no chemistry’ between the two.
Other Pippa-watchers say the friendship may well have turned into something else. Katie Nicholl, author of Making of a Royal Romance, says, 'They have known each other since they lived together at university, and they are really good friends. It may have spilled over into a romance, their friends don't really know because Pippa and George are being so coy. George certainly opens the door to a lifestyle Pippa desires. She is by all accounts very fond of him, and her mother Carole is keen to see a love match.'