Pippa Middleton And Family Party In Royal Box At Coronation Festival

While Kate Middleton and her baby bump rested up at Kensington Palace, her sister Pippa, brother James and parents Carole and Michael partied with the Queen

Kate Middleton missed out on the bash of the year at Buckingham Palace last night, while the rest of her family partied the evening away with the royals.

The Queen hosted a special event at the Palace to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her Coronation, and it was attended by most of the royal family – bar the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. In their place, were the perfectly-groomed Pippa Middleton, James, Michael and Carole, who all took up seats in the royal box. Fancy that.

Pippa looked stunning in a white floral lace tea dress, which she teamed with a Lamb 1887 white clutch and grey suede court shoes from Aruna Seth.

The appearance of the Middleton family at the Palace came just hours after rumours circulated on Twitter that the Duchess of Cambridge might be in labour. Excited Kate fans began tweeting about the possibly imminent arrival of the royal baby – which turned out to be false. Within minutes, the words ‘Kate Middleton‘ and ‘labour’ were trending on the social networking site with thousands believing the rumours to be true – despite their being no evidence of Kate being on her way. Whoops…

Pippa, James, Carole and Michael Middleton’s attendance at the Coronation Festival only further confirmed that the royal baby isn’t unite ready to join us – as it’s thought that Carole and Pippa are planning to join Kate in her suite at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital.

The festival was organised to celebrate the Queen’s reign and saw more than 200 Buckingham Palace suppliers descend on the gardens to exhibit their wares. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were spotted enjoying the sights, while Zara Phillips made her first public appearance since announcing she’s expecting her first baby, this week.

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