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The Lovely and Talented Pippa Middleton
She's the sister to the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, but she's carved out an identity that's all her own.
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After overshadowing her sister Kate Middleton at her wedding to the future King of England, Pippa Middleton went into hiding. (At least she wasn't photographed publicly.)

Until Monday, that is, when the sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge watched a match at the French Open between Maria Sharapova of Russia and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.

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The photos were a far cry from the shots of her topless on a yacht and dancing in a bra that came out shortly after her sister Kate's Big Fat Royal Wedding.

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Before her sister's wedding, only Royal Watchers knew who Pippa Middleton was. When she took her seat at Roland Garros to watch the Open, all eyes at the stadium were on her.

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Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton is the younger sister of Kate Middleton, who became the Duchess of Cambridge when she married Prince William on April 29, 2011.

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Pippa is still single, but has been linked romantically to an English cricket player, as well as to Prince Harry (although that seems to be mostly wishful thinking on the part of the British press).

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A professional event planner, 27-year-old Pippa served as maid of honor at Kate's wedding, but is quickly becoming a celebrity in her own right.

Click on to find out more about who Pippa is and see more photos of the stunning socialite.

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April 30: Carole (L) and Michael Middleton (2nd R), and their children Pippa (R) and James, leave the Goring Hotel in London.

Pippa and Kate's parents founded the company Party Pieces in the 1980s, which was so profitable, it turned them into self-made millionaires. It has been reported that the Middletons want Pippa, a professional event planner to take a prominent role in the business. 

The Daily Telegraph reports that she is a part-time editor for the web magazine "Party Times," which is a spinoff of Party Pieces.

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February 26: Pippa Middleton, sister of the fiancee of Britain's Prince William, Kate Middleton, attends the wedding of Katie Percy and Patrick Valentine at Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, northeast England.

While the world buzzes about Kate Middleton's style, Pippa is clearly ready to make a few fashion statements of her own.
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Pippa Middleton (R) is seen at age 2 with her sister Kate and father Michael in Jerash, Jordan, in this undated photograph.

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April 29: Maid of Honor Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton's sister, right, and bridesmaid Margarita Armstrong-Jones, second from left, leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding, London.

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Following her graduation from the University of Edinburgh, Middleton began working for a public relations firm before heading over to Table Talk, an event and party planning company.

But it's her social life that has earned her just as much as attention as her royal sister or her professional accomplishments.

In 2008, Tatler magazine named Pippa the "Number 1 Society Singleton." 

At left, Pippa is seen at the royal wedding on April 29.

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April 30: Pippa Middleton leaves The Goring Hotel on the day after her sister's wedding to Prince William.

Pippa has already been feeling the backlash of fame, with "friends" selling topless photos of her taken while swimming.

"The whole family is furious at what they see as a betrayal," a friend of the Middletons told the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper.

Read more at FOX411's blog.

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April 28: Kate Middleton arrives at The Goring Hotel with her sister Pippa and her mother ahead of her wedding to Prince William.

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Sept. 25: Pippa Middleton attends End of Summer Ball at Berkeley Square on September 25, 2008 in London, England.

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July 2007: Pippa Middleton leaving The Mahiki Cluby on July 12, 2007 in London England.

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Oct. 2009: Pippa walks the red carpet at Tatler magazine's 300th anniversary party.

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November 2009: Pippa Middleton attends the VIP opening of Skate hosted by Tiffany and Co held at Somerset House.

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Pippa Middleton arrives for work in London on March 31, 2011.

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April 29: In this photo provided by Clarence House on Saturday, April 30 2011, Britain's Prince William, center left, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, center right, pose for a group photograph with, from back row left, Master Tom Pettifer, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Michael Middleton, Carole Middleton, James Middleton, Philippa Middleton, and front row from left, Grace van Cutsem, Eliza Lopes, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, and William Lowther-Pinkerton in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey

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April 27: Pippa Middleton leaves Clarence house in London.

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April 29: Bridesmaid Eliza Lopez travels from The Goring hotel with Pippa Middleton sister of Kate Middleton ahead Kate's wedding to Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London.

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April 29: Pippa Middleton holds her sister Kate's train at her wedding to Prince William.

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The Lovely and Talented Pippa Middleton

She's the sister to the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, but she's carved out an identity that's all her own.

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