Pippa Middleton Pursues Career — Media Would Prefer She Eat Tea And Crumpets
12:00 pm, December 20th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Pippa Middleton just inked a deal to write a book on party planning, with a $600,000 advance. Good for her, right? Not quite. The royals — and now the media — are reportedly crying foul. Can’t the girl just write a book?
Middleton’s project has brought out a cadre of naysayers, and honestly, we’re a little confused as to why. The National Enquirer (we’ll take it with a grain of salt, but the idea still stands) reports that Queen Elizabeth “scolded” Pippa’s sister Kate and thinks the Middleton family is trying to exploit their new-found fame for profit. “She feels the monarchy is all about donating their time to charity and giving back,” The Enquirer adds. Celebrity Dirty Laundry agrees: “Pippa is certainly exploiting her fame. No one would want her to write a book if she was not the sister-in-law of Prince William and the sister of Kate Middleton.”
I mean, yea. Pippa wouldn’t have achieved the fame she has were her sister not married to a Prince. But the royal family wouldn’t have achieved fame either…if they weren’t the royal family. Catch my drift? It’s not as if Pippa has stolen someone’s hard-earned work or money. And all of that’s kind of beside the point when you think about the fact that Pippa was actually dragged, at least somewhat against her will, into the spotlight. Her sister’s the one who married into royalty. Should Pippa have to suffer from a lack of career because of it? No.
Pippa, as you may recall, is not married to a Prince. Instead, she’s the daughter of working parents, who’s writing a book about the industry she grew up around.
At the end of the day, she may be exploiting her fame, but who isn’t? She’s making money and creating a business. That’s fine with us.