London: She became the nation’s most eligible sweetheart when she wowed the world as a stunning maid of honour at her sister’s wedding.
Now her boyfriend, 30-year-old broker Alex Loudon, may have even more reasons to be jealous because she has just taken on a new “green” job at a geothermal energy firm owned by her ex-boyfriend George Percy.
The offer comes after she spent a week with Percy, the 26-year-old son of the Duke of Northumberland, and a group of friends in Madrid.
“Pip and George are really close friends so when he needed someone to help out with office stuff, she was the obvious person to ask. She’s enjoying getting stuck in to something new,” the Daily Mail quoted a friend as telling the Sunday Mirror.
George, whose father is one of the richest men in Britain, set up the business last year with mining magnate Algy Cluff, who owns gold mines in war-torn Sierra Leone.
The company aims to find ways of turning hot water stored underground into heat and electricity.
Along with experts from Newcastle University, they are drilling boreholes in Co Durham, and Pippa is expected to help with lobbying for a new licensing system from the government so they can go into production.