While Kate Middleton bears the burdens of royalty, her sister Pippa Middleton is enjoying the perks that accompany becoming a relative of the Palace. And for perky Pippa, that means raking in a pretty bundle of money with her own company and a new career in journalism, reported the UK Express.
As a journalist, Pippa has her own column for a magazine, Waitrose Kitchen, has a role as a Vanity Fair contributing editor, and also writes columns for a newspaper. Middleton edits a magazine called Party Times and has even authored a party-planning book, Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends.
Then there’s a publishing company for which she is the director, called PXM Enterprises.
How much does Pippa make from all these enterprises? Enough so that she’s hired the same accounting firm used for Simon Cowell and Kate Bush. Pippa earned a reported net profit of £115,192.
But the Duchess of Cambridge Kate isn’t being neglected by those who control the money in the world. The editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, is hoping that the Princess will become her new cover girl, according to Yahoo Lifestyle.
But why would Princess Kate lend her face and name to Vogue’s September edition? Anna is using the lure of giving Kate the opportunity to talk about her charity work, giving the Duchess a new platform to publicize her volunteer efforts.
“Anna knows landing Kate for the September issue would be a huge coup, especially since Prince William’s wife has never done a magazine feature for a U.S. Publication,” said a source. “The focus of Kate’s feature would be her numerous charity endeavors, which Anna has conveyed to Kate’s staff.”
In particular, Kate recently filmed a rare video to show her backing for the United Kingdom’s first Children’s Mental Health Week. In it, she talked about her belief in anti-bullying campaigns, shown below.
As the Royal Patron of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be, Kate discussed what she views as the urgent need for mental health programs.
“Through Place2Be I have seen the benefits of offering children support for their mental health in the safety of the school environment. Both William and I sincerely believe that early action can prevent problems in childhood from turning into larger ones later in life. Without support, the effects of these challenges can be traumatic, leading to serious issues such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, and self harm. The stigma around mental health means that many children do not get the help that they so badly need. This needs to change.”
As a result, Anna hopes that by lending her image and passion to Vogue, Kate can get a win-win for her causes and for the magazine.
As the Inquisitr reported, pregnant Princess Kate has continued to contribute her time to her charity efforts despite a repeat of the severe morning sickness that plagued her during her first pregnancy with Prince George. Her due date is expected to be between the middle and end of April.
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