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From the world's most famous bridesmaid to the ultimate bride: Pippa Middleton & James Matthews surprising romance in pictures

Ten years in the making.

By Jess Pullar
If you cast your minds back to 2011, Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, had a very different life.
A bridesmaid at her elder sister's show stopping royal wedding, the world was utterly enchanted by the brunette beauty, who oozed sophistication and grace, much like her royal sibling, as she made her grand entrance into Westminster Abbey in front of a global audience.
But while the eye-catching bridesmaid instantaneously became one of the worlds most desirable bachelorettes (seriously, even Prince Harry was touted as a potential suitor), it seems there was another, very unique happily ever after awaiting the most iconic bridesmaid of 2011.
Enter James Matthews, a hedge fund manager also from the UK, who regularly mixed in the Middleton family's prestigious social circles.
But while their romance seemed to be picturesque as anything, these two have a relationship that's had its ups and downs, stemming right back to before we even knew whether Kate and Wills would make it or break it.
Here, we take a look back at Pippa and James' tumultuous, yet terrific tale of love.

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