Since her engagement to long-time beau James Matthews, Pippa Middleton has been a hot topic in the media. In addition to there being loads of speculation about the Duchess’ sister’s plans for the big day, there has also been a number of rumors fueled about an apparent feud between her and her older sister, Duchess Kate Middleton, that is brewing over Pippa possibly not intending to ask Kate to be her maid of honor. Additionally, James’ brother, reality star Spencer Matthews, has been a topic of interest seeing as the Queen is apparently not thrilled with his antics and how they may reflect on the royal family.
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All of this speculation and all of the rumors aside, Pippa has made her own opinion in regard to people’s perception of her known. The beauty claims that she has been constantly referred to as a “socialite” and a “party girl” who seems to have no substance. Pippa spoke with The Daily Mail regarding her frustrations about the qualifiers people often use to describe her. Vanity Fair notes Middleton’s words.
“People see me as someone privileged who has used my position to advantage, that I don’t really work, that I am a socialite—that word really irritates me—and that I’m a party girl without any substance. People seem to think I must have lots of support helping me but I don’t, it’s just me.”
The author and former event planner is attempting to stamp out these labels by publishing a second book entitled Heartfelt, which is a follow-up to her not-so-successful party-planning effort, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends. Her latest work is being published as a means to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and involves subjects on which Middleton is certainly an expert – fitness and food.
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When asked about the recipes that are included in the book, Pippa was honest in her reply, as The Daily Mail shares.
“I would like to say I have made every single one, but I have definitely done a good 80 percent of them. I made a lot of the dishes at home.”
Pippa admits that she and her hedge-fund manager fiance are just beginning to adjust to the fact that they will always be connected to the British royal family, as well as the tabloid headlines and paparazzi that go along with the connection.
“I guess it’s become the new normal for us. It means there are factors we have to weigh up and think about, but we try not to let it affect us. I try not to be too sensitive about things because it’s just a bit of life I have to deal with. But I would be lying if I said it didn’t affect me.”
The 33-year-old fitness enthusiast does not deny the fact that she is often made the focus of attention for strange reasons. The first instance that brought Pippa fame was when she took on the duty as maid of honor to sister Kate Middleton at the Royal Wedding back in 2011. Following looking divine in her fitted bridesmaid dress, which showed off her gorgeous figure, a website was created in honor of Pippa’s backside. The soon-to-be-bride spoke on the subject, noting how baffled she was by the whole thing.
“I was surprised and still don’t understand it.”
About the rumors that crop up about her and her family, as well as her love-life, Pippa shares she’s developed a thick skin.
“I have had a few years of being in the public eye and I have developed something of a thick skin. But managing it all on my own has been quite hard. I have quite a lot thrown at me, such as being followed by people hiding behind cars and jumping out with cameras. It can be unnerving.”
No wedding date has been set as of yet for the lovely couple.
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