19/06/2011 09:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Sorry Boys, Pippa Middleton IS Still Dating Alex Loudon

Pippa recently enjoyed a trip to Paris with George Percy and friends. Photo: PA

Speculation has been rife that Pippa Middleton had joined the single's market again, but her relationship with Alex Loudon is reportedly very much still on.

The rumours hit fever pitch last week when Pippa attended a wedding without Alex, and was spotted enjoying a dinner with George Percy, her former flatmate from Edinburgh University.

They returned to George's house and she was seen hugging him goodbye at 2am.

Former Etonian, and now cricketer-turned-banker Alex, has not been seen in public with Pippa since she became an overnight sensation at the royal wedding.

But, although he has declined to comment, a family member told the Daily Mail: "All the rumours are completely untrue."

They said the couple, who have been dating for nearly a year, are expected at a family engagement together in a fortnight's time.

Pippa has spent a lot of time publicly with her friend George Percy, who is also an ex-boyfriend, joining him on a strip to Madrid and Paris, and accompanying him to watch tennis at the Queen's Club in London.

But a university contemporary said: "Pippa and George are friends, but that is all. Pippa doesn't fancy George, she's very into Alex.

"Alex is the nicest chap you could meet. He's incredibly sweet, loyal and adores Pippa, but they make a point of seeing each other very privately and don't go to flash places."

Can you hear the collective sigh across the country too?