<p><span></span>Although rumors of a relationship between <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=prince%20harry&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Prince Harry</strong></a> and <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=pippa%20middleton&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Pippa Middleton</strong></a> revved up after their respective siblings April 29 wedding, there's one person who wanted to put a stop to any truth behind it: Pippa's sister <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=kate%20middleton&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Kate Middleton</strong></a>. Though she's fond of her brother-in-law, she knows what a playboy and partier he is and doesn't want to see her little sister get hurt. Kate feels Alex Loudon, Pippa's ex-boyfriend is a much better match for her sister--he's mature, focused on his finance career, adores Pippa, and has Prince William's stamp of approval as a fellow classmate at Eton College.<br />
Alex and Pippa, an item since December 2010, recently split soon after attending Kate and Prince William's nuptials. "He was finding all the attention incredibly hard," an insider reveals to Life & Style about Alex. "He wasn't sure he could cope with it all." Following the split, Kate came up with a plan to reconcile the couple with her mom, Carole. "Carole is her daughters' rock-- she advises them on everything from diet to hair and makeup -- so she and Kate talked Pippa through her strategy with Alex," the insider reveals.
So what did Pippa do to get Alex back? She took a page from her older sister's book when she won back William after their 2007 split. Pippa went out repeatedly with ex, George Percy, showed up looking gorgeous in Spain and Paris, and made sure to have a smile on her face every time she was photographed. "That's not an accident," says the insider. "She knew she was being photographed, and she wanted to show Alex she was enjoying every aspect of her life and not moping around."
And the plan certainly worked. On June 29, Alex was spotted by Pippa's side at Wimbledon and just four days later, they were seen holding hands on their way to a London cricket match. "She was eager to copy her sister's clever technique to win back her man and make him think it was all his decision," the insider admits.
For all of the details on Pippa and Harry's romantic fallout, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands nationwide Friday!
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