Pippa Middleton all set to get married with mystery man?

Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge. (BANG)

Pippa Middleton was photographed holding hands with a brand new beau while on a family holiday on Mustique island.

The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister was featured in a paparazzi picture spread in Italy's Chi magazine, which shows her strolling along hand-in-hand with a male love interest while on a family holiday in Mustique.

Prince William and Catherine flew to the private Caribbean island last week where they were joined by her parents Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James.

The magazine caused controversy yesterday (13.02.13) by publishing pictures of William and a bikini-clad pregnant Catherine paddling in the sea together.

They also showed party planner Pippa holding hands with a brown-haired man and smiling up at him.

The snapshots were thought to be of James Matthews, a wealthy businessman she was rumoured to be dating before Christmas, but sources close to him have now claimed Pippa has a new beau.

Eton alumni Mr Matthews - whose brother Spencer stars in reality show 'Made in Chelsea' - is currently thought to be in London.

Chi's editor Alfonso Signorini has hit back at claims the photos were a breach of privacy, commenting: "You cannot talk of a violation of privacy when we are publishing pictures taken in a public place in the open air such as a beach, where there are other swimmers.

"In any case the Italian press doesn't have a gentleman's agreement with the [British] royal family.

"It's about a serene moment between a loving couple, smiling. Where is the scandal?"

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