Pippa Middleton Dating Andre Balazs?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

PIPPA Middleton is reportedly dating hotelier Andre Balazs.

The sister of Kate Middleton was in New York over the weekend, and was seen hanging out with Balazs on Shelter Island Sunday night.

“Pippa was wearing red jeans and a white top. She was dressed sexy, but not too sexy,” a source told the New York Post, adding that while it did not seem like Middleton and Balazs are a couple, it was “flirt central.”

“Andre was being very charming,” said the source. “Pippa shares his interest in hospitality. But everyone was speculating what a great romantic pairing this could be.”

Meanwhile, it’s been claimed Kate is helping Pippa crack America.

Pippa infuriated royal officials when she was pictured next to a friend waving a gun as they drove through Paris in April but she and her sister — who were pictured at the Wimbledon tennis final together earlier this month — are now said to be closer than ever and Kate wants to do whatever she can to help her sibling boost her image.

“Kate clearly wanted to show that Pippa is truly back in the royal fold,” a source said.

“The pair have been spending more time together and Kate’s even been giving her some tips for her promo tour around the USA when she launches her party planning book there in October.”

It was previously claimed that senior royals felt Pippa wouldn’t be able to promote her book, Celebrate, in case it embarrassed her sister.

“She would normally be expected to appear on every chat show under the sun,” a source said.

“I know she won’t do anything that she hasn’t run by the duchess’ advisers, but it is still a very tricky situation.”

“She was offered a whole host of ghost writers but said no to