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Kate Middleton Spends New Year With Pippa

01-12-2011
 
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Tent party in Berkshire countryside for Royal Couple

Kate Middelton and Prince, William, spent their first New Year together as husband and wife in a Kata type tent. The event was staged in the back garden of the Middleton family home in Berkshire. The bash was organised by her younger sister Pippa, who’s professional party-planning business laid on the family event. The design of a teepee style Katas is based on the tents used by the reindeer herding Sami people of Lapland. They’ve been road tested in the harsh winters of Scandinavia, so whilst they’re cool in summer, they’re also cosy in winter. Kata tents are also extremely flexible in how they can be arranged, whether individually or combined together to create a canvas palace. Imagine a Viking banquet sitting on reindeer hides, an elegant dinner dance lit by the warm glow of  unique hurricane lanterns. This was the style of Pippa's fabulous New Years Eve  party. The tent cost nearly £3,000 to hire.  Around 100 guests were invited however one absent face was Prince Harry who chose to go skiing instead.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started a romantic relationship while studying History of Art at St Andrews in Scotland. It became public soon after they moved in together. Kate received widespread media attention and there was much speculation that she and Prince William would eventually marry. During a break-up lasting for several months in 2007, they continued to be friends and then rekindled their relationship later that year. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010, and Middleton attended many high-profile royal events before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Kate's 28 year old sister Pippa, works for a London-based events company called Table Talk and has recently signed a book deal which is a guide to being the perfect party hostess. It followed a fierce bidding war and has netted her a six figure advance.

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