Pippa and Carole Middleton at the Queen's tennis club

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While Kate Middleton was busy making her final solo appearance in Southampton before going on maternity leave, Pippa Middleton was in London kicking off a truly British summer, as she spent a sporty afternoon at the Queen's tennis club with mum Carole Middleton.

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Pregnant Kate Middleton may have been christening a ship with champagne, but for Pippa it was all about strawberries and cream as she spent an afternoon watching tennis champ Andy Murray win a match against French player Mahut - while also getting in some quality mother-daughter time with Carole.

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Pippa, a self-declared avid tennis fan, dressed in a bright but seasonally-appropriate pistachio cashmere twinset from Cashmere by Tania and drop amethyst earrings from Davina Combe - no doubt paying heed to her own Guide to Wimbledon that she recently released, giving hints and tips for an enjoyable but practical tennis experience.

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And having just released a column describing her perfect picnic for Waitrose, it seems that Pip is the go-to-guide on how to enjoy a truly British summertime. With the Royal baby so soon on the way, we're looking forward to seeing what other festivities Auntie Pippa has got up her sleeves!

Pippa Middleton at the Queen's tennis club

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