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Middleton duo Pippa and James spend New Year break surrounded by celebs in St Barts

January 5, 2016
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It was only a few months ago when the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton's sister Pippa and brother James jetted off to the Caribbean island of St Barts for their summer holiday, and the Duchess' siblings headed back as soon as they could, this time to spend the New Year's break on the island.

Pippa and James Middleton jetted to St Barts for their New Year break

The brother and sister duo may well have stayed at the longstanding firm favourite of the rich and famous, Eden Rock-St Barths, owned by the family of Pippa's former boyfriend James Matthews and Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and which was their base on their last visit to Saint Barthélemy. This time, Pippa and James have been lapping up the sunshine as they mark the end of 2015 and kick off 2016, heading out for lunch at exclusive hotel and resort, Nikki Beach on Sunday.

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The Caribbean island of St Barts is a long-standing favourite of the rich and famous

Kate's brother and sister looked the image of relaxation as they left the exclusive eatery in their relaxed holiday attire. As well as lazy afternoons, the sporty pair naturally also enjoyed a few rounds of tennis while on holiday.

They arrived on the A-list island – one of the most elegant and exclusive of the Caribbean islands with a distinctly French flavour – on New Year's Eve via a privately chartered plane from Antigua.

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Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Ellen DeGeneres and the Kardashians are just some of the stars who partied there this festive season

Other celebrities to enjoy some winter sun rays in this haven for celebrities and millionaires include funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi, the Kardashians, Justin Bieber and rumoured girlfriend Hailey Baldwin, and Harry Styles.Former couple Kendall Jenner and Harry enjoyed some downtime on a luxury yacht and a dip in the calm aqua waters, and were even joined by their mothers on New Year's Day. They also received another couple of guests for lunch on their yacht – none other than Ellen and Portia.

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And of course Roman Abramovich's annual bash brought even more glitz and glamour to the harbour of Gustavia, St Bart's capital. This year's party saw Prince perform for the famous crowd, having arrived in style via helicopter earlier that day. Spotted celebrating were stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul McCartney, Chris Rock, as well as designers Stella McCartney and Diane von Furstenberg.

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