Bride-to-be Pippa Middleton surprises heart patients at a charity afternoon tea in London where she shares some of her own healthy dishes
- The Duchess of Cambridge's sister dropped into Grace Belgravia in London
- Afternoon tea attended by members of British Heart Foundation support groups
- Engaged Pippa, 33, is an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation
- She has collaborated with the charity on a 'heart healthy' recipe book
- Guests enjoyed dishes from the book like oaty drop scones and beetroot falafel
As the day of her wedding draws ever closer, Pippa Middleton's to-do list is likely to be extensive.
But the bride-to-be, who will marry her financier boyfriend James Matthews at her local village church in Berkshire in the spring, still found time to surprise heart patients by dropping into a charity afternoon tea in Belgravia in London.
The British Heart Foundation ambassador was a surprise special guest at the Charing Cross support group's tea on Sunday, where guests enjoyed beetroot falafels and oaty drop scones taken from Pippa's new 'heart healthy' recipe book.
Pippa Middleton signs a copy of the book for Geoffrey Roughton, the founder and chairman of the Charing Cross British Heart Foundation support gorup
The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister was a surprise guest at a BHF afternoon tea at Grace Belgravia
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Members of London Heart Support Groups sampled dishes from the 33-year-old's latest collaboration with the BHF Heartfelt, a book featuring more than 100 recipes that are ideal for maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle.
'The determination and energy in the room was inspiring,' said Pippa of her surprise visit to Grace Belgravia.
'As an ambassador, I care deeply about the work of the British Heart Foundation.
'It was wonderful to see first-hand the difference Heart Support Groups make to people's lives and it was a pleasure to share some of the dishes from Heartfelt with the group.'
British Heart Foundation ambassador Pippa collaborated with the charity on a recipe book filled with dishes that help to keep the heart healthy
Pippa is set to marry her financier boyfriend James Matthews in Berkshire next year
Pippa was seen mingling and chatting to guests at the health club Grace Belgravia, where guests enjoyed dishes like salmon topped spelt and beetroot blinis and banana, blueberry and oat muffins.
'Through Heartfelt I want to demonstrate how easy it is to create simple dishes that help with nutritious eating and focus on nourishing meals which are good for the heart,' she said.
'I hope readers will benefit not only from a growing awareness of the importance of heart health, but also from the idea that healthy food is not just good for you, it can also be fun to prepare and delicious to eat.'
All of the proceeds from the book are being used to help fund the British Heart Foundation's research into fighting coronary heart disease.
Eileen Hunt, who attended the tea, said: 'I had such a wonderful afternoon.
'Having Pippa there and getting to sample some of the tasty dishes was such a wonderful surprise and a lovely treat.
The Heartfelt recipe book is available from British Heart Foundation shops or on Amazon for £19.99.
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