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Sad news for Pippa Middleton -- but good news for her worldwide admirers?
Following much speculation in the British press, the 27-year-old Brit and Alex Loudon have called it quits after one year together, two sources say in the new issue of Us Weekly, out Wednesday.
"After lengthy conversations, they've taken what they call a 'permanent break,'" one insider close to the couple tells Us. Duchess Kate's little sister met Loudon, a 30-year-old cricketer turned finance whiz, on a blind date set up by mutual pals.
"They hope to stay friends," adds a second source. "They're doing their best to move on in a dignified manner."
How is the handsome ex taking the news? "Alex is upset but getting on," a friend tells Us.
Although social butterfly Pippa has seemingly relished her newfound spotlight, Loudon's "life was turned upside down" once he was the outgoing, ever-stylish maid of honor's date for the royal wedding on April 29, his pal says.
Even before the reported breakup, Middleton set tongues wagging over her wedding-day chemistry with Prince Harry (who's happily ensconced with love Chelsy Davy) and recent bonding time in Madrid and London with close friend and co-worker George Percy.
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