Kate Middleton's sister Pippa uses a fake name for this reason

Kate Middleton's sister has a nifty trick up her sleeve when it comes to names

Kate Middleton's sister Pippa at the tennis
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Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa Middleton, uses a fake name to lay low when ordering a cab.

Being related to the royal family means Pippa has no other option but to resort to giving false names in order to remain incognito.

And now a taxi driver has revealed details about an encounter he had with Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa, when she booked a taxi with him.

He told Mail on Sunday, "She ordered a taxi for Lucy Middleton and kept ringing, asking if I was there yet because she was hiding in a dark doorway."

But it turns out Pippa—who is now married to James Matthews—isn't using a totally fake name and there is a Lucy Middleton, also related to The Duchess of Cambridge, who lives in London and works as a solicitor.

"I later Googled the name and saw Lucy Middleton [Pippa and Kate’s cousin] in a picture with Pippa, and realized it was actually Pippa in my cab," he added.

Pippa gave birth to her second child last year naming her daughter Grace Elizabeth Jane, paying homage to the Queen. Elizabeth is also the middle name shared by Grace's only maternal cousin Princess Charlotte.

Georgia Farquharson

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