Before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton was known mostly as Kate's sister.

Just two days ahead of the wedding, on April 27, Pippa and her Mother Carole were seen leaving Clarence house in London - the official residence of the soon to be wedded royal couple - in a black Range rover.

Later, Pippa was seen arriving with Kate at The Goring hotel in London, as preparations for the royal wedding took place.

Prior to that, Pippa already had a presence in royal circles.

At one event in Alnwick, in norther England on February 26, she attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's Katie percy to financier Patrick Valentine at St. Michael's church.