After a difficult breakup from Alex Loudon, the banker cricketer, the young woman is said to have found consolation in the arms of George Percy, an old “friend” from college with whom she had a relationship in 2008.
They have already made a trip together in Madrid last April, not long after William and Kate’s wedding.
According to The Sun, the estate of Northumberland is one of Britain’s richest and it includes Alnwick Castle, which served as the movie setting for Harry Potter’s wizard school.
Percy is set to inherit the lot, as well as a fortune of $500 million.
Pippa, 28, and George, 27, met at Edinburgh University and hooked up in their final year, in 2008.
“Pippa has always been close to him. There is no doubt this was a huge issue for her ex-boyfriend Alex,” a source told the publication.
“After they parted the first thing she did was spend a weekend on George’s estate in Northumberland. But now they are out in the open.”