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Kate Middleton Bans Sister Pippa From U.S. Trip! Is She Worried Her Sister Will Steal Her Spotlight?

Wed, May 25, 2011 2:00pm EDT by 15 Comments, Getty Images, Getty Images

Talk about sibling rivalry! Kate’s broken with royal tradition and won’t be taking  sister Pippa, who some are claiming will become her lady-in-waiting, on her U.S. tour!

Kate Middleton doesn’t seem to want her beautiful sister Pippa Middleton to steal the spotlight from her when she travels the United States with her new hubby Prince William in July, so Kate, 29, has banned Pippa, 27, from going on the trip. Harsh!

Kate’s decision to ban her sister — who some say will soon act as her lady-in-waiting — from the U.S. trip completely breaks with the royal tradition of an assistant accompanying a princess on all official trips.

“Catherine and Pippa are very competitive,” royal biographer Andrew Morton tells In Touch magazine.

To make the sister jealousy situation even worse, “Oprah is making a huge play for Pippa to star in her own reality show for OWN,” a source says.

BFFs — do you think Kate is jealous of Pippa?

– Lindsey DiMattina

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