Pippa Middleton turned 30 today and apparently she’s feeling a little nostalgic.
Kate Middleton’s little sister wrote an article today for Spectator Magazine about her time as a field hockey player in high school.
Pippa writes: “When I close my eyes and think about school sports, I envisage myself on the hockey pitch, stick in hand, a luminous gumshield locked on to my chops and a bandana across my forehead. (Bandanas were all the rage back then.) Boys are watching. I can also hear the booming voice of Mr Markham, our fierce but undeniably fanciable coach, urging us all on.
Pippa reveals that she was competitive while playing field hockey for two reasons: She wanted to win and she wanted to impress the boys.
Middleton adds: “My knees and knuckles are badly grazed from the astroturf, my shins are battered and bruised from the bully-offs. But my focus is on winning and making sure that my hair — fashioned into a slick Sporty Spice ‘up do’ — is just right. Did I mention the boys watching?”
Pippa also talked about her world famous rump. Pippa’s backside became an internet icon after the royal wedding and apparently Middleton has been using her derriere to get ahead since her school days.
Pippa writes: “My petite physique enabled me to nip and tuck my way past the bigger-chested girls. Elbows always helped; as did the derriere for defence (my ‘chest’ hadn’t developed back then) and a bit of shoulder-barging here or there. It was brutal, but turns out to have been very useful practice for handling the media in later life.”
Pippa is proud of athletic achievements but the birthday girl said that her fondest memories are about her failures. In the Spectator piece, Middleton recalls forgetting the baton during a track race, dropping a shot put on her foot, and stepping on one of her brother with a pair of cleats.
Pippa turned 30 today and reportedly has a lot to look forward to. In addition to starting a new decade in her life, rumors are circulating that Pippa recently got engaged. Middleton hasn’t confirmed the marriage rumors yet.