Ever since that headline-grabbing wild party weekend in Paris and an ill-advised photo-op with a Pistol-waving Playboy, Pippa Middleton has kept rather a low-profile. Apart from an appearance alongside her sister, The Duchess of Cambridge and brother-in-law, The Duke of Cambridge at a friend’s wedding last week, the 28-year-old has been notably absent from London’s party scene. Now it’s emerged that Pippa has left her part-time job at Table Talk amid talk among her circle that she could move to America.
As sister to Kate Middleton, there’s no escaping the fact that Pippa attracts all the attention of a young royal, without the official duties or security that comes with being in The Firm. Palace officials are even said to refer to the ‘Pippa Problem.’ The girl just can’t win. ‘Pippa had been considering moving to Paris,’ said a source. ‘But now that’s off the cards’. Some in her circle are saying Pippa’s now looking at opportunities in America. It would make sense, as she’ll be spending time in New York when her book launches.
And therein lies another problem – the £400,000 deal Pippa has signed with Penguin for a party-planning book, for which interview rights with Pippa are already reportedly being bid over by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters. There are whispers among London society that it’s ‘inappropriate’ for her to ‘cash in’ on her royal connections. Furthermore, those in Pippa’s circle say she has recently been suffering social exile, ‘Pippa has felt a frosty front from many in the royal set since Paris, it hasn’t been easy.’
A spokesperson for Pippa said she has ‘no plans’ to move abroad.
SO what should Pippa do? Will she flee Britain in ‘exile’?