Pippa Middleton’s bottom has been making headlines ever since she followed Kate Middleton down the aisle at the Royal Wedding in a stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress. Now, for the first time, she has spoken out about what it was like to be catapulted to stardom because of who her elder sister married.
Of course, it’s now no coincidence that Pippa Middelton has a book to promote. “Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends” is described as a “feel good” guide to home entertaining. But the 29-year-old also takes the opportunity to talk about struggling to come to terms with her new fame.
“It’s a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that’s the right word) before the age of thirty, on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom,” she says.
She is keen to point out that such fame has its upside and its downside. It brings it’s opportunities “but in most ways I’m a typical girl in her 20s trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances,” she said.
“But I can assure you that it feels even stranger to me than it probably does to you to have seen so much written about me when I have done so little to paint a picture of myself.”
But Pippa, ever the optimist, tends to “concentrate on the advantages.”
It’s thought that the deal for the book, with publisher Michael Joseph, is worth £400,000 but Pippa Middleton won’t be doing a promotional tour or any interviews about the book for fear of compromising Kate Middleton or the Royal Family.