A lot of talk about Pippa Middleton moving to the United States has emerged in the last few weeks, but she’s not going anywhere soon with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations about to take off in June. The sister of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, isn’t the only in-law to Prince William attending the grand event. Parents Michael and Carole Middleton –in addition to their brother, James, — will join the British Royal Family on on the Elizabethan, an 1890s paddle steamer.
This is big news for the Middletons. Prince Charles’ former valet, Michael Fawcett, has been given direct orders to see that the Middletons are comfortable.
“Michael and Carole’s inclusion on the Elizabethan has only just emerged and has taken a lot of people by surprise, but the Queen is incredibly supportive of the Duchess and her family,” a source said. “Boats travelling in the Royal Squadron are solely reserved for special guests of the Queen, which demonstrates just how far the Middletons have come.”
Obviously Queen Elizabeth thinks highly of Kate and wants her to know she feels the same for her family. Kate Middleton — with Prince William and other senior members of the Royal Family — will be with the Queen on board the Spirit of Chartwell. The rest of Kate’s family will be considered part of the Royal Squadron that follows behind the Queen’s boat on the Elizabethan.
Pippa Middleton hasn’t moved to the U.S. yet, but it’s not known when exactly that will take place. She’s obviously going to remain in England for the time being while the Diamond Jubilee is underway. Is it possible her move at this time would be a bad move since it would indirectly take focus off the Queen? Media attention on Pippa would cast a slight shadow on the British celebration since she’s linked with the Royals. Since her Paris gun scandal, her reputation is still shaky. Will she wait until after the Summer Olympics in London?