Pippa Middleton (born Philippa Middleton; 6.10.1983) Pippa Middleton is an English socialite and party planner best known as the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Childhood: Pippa Middleton grew up in Bradfield Southend before moving to Bucklebury, Berkshire when she was 11. Her parents are former flight dispatcher Michael Middleton and former flight attendant Carole Middleton who is currently the owner of party planners Party Pieces.
As a child, Pippa was involved with the St Andrew's Brownie pack. She later attended the preparatory school St Andrew's School in Pangbourne and the boarding school Downe House School in Cold Ash. She got a sports scholarship at Marlborough College and landed an English literature degree at the University of Edinburgh.
Career: Pippa Middleton's first job was at a firm that promoted luxury products to clients. She then went on to work for corporate events planners Table Talk before taking up a part-time role at Party Pieces as their magazine editor.
She first gained worldwide attention as the maid of honour at the wedding of her sister, Kate Middleton, and Prince William - now the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge. Wearing an extremely flattering Alexander McQueen dress, she subsequently became a top fashion icon with paparazzi snapping her at every opportune moment to unveil both her designer and high street fashion must-haves. She published her first book, a party planning publication named 'Celebrate', in 2012 but it was heavily criticised for its over-explanatory and sometimes patronising content.
She has received wide press attention from the likes of Tatler and Time since her departure from university and has also contributed to several newspaper and magazine columns herself such as The Spectator, Waitrose Kitchen, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Telegraph.
Personal life: Pippa Middleton is currently in a relationship with stockbroker Nico Jackson. In 2013, it was revealed that they were engaged but those rumours were later denied.
Pippa Middleton has been criticised by animal rights groups, WDC and PETA, for admitting to tasting whale meat whilst on holiday in Norway.
Pippa Middleton, the sister of The Duchess of Cambridge, has been criticised by animal rights groups after she admitted eating whale meat on a recent trip to Norway. Whaling continues in Norway but is illegal and socially unacceptable in the majority of the world.
Pippa Middleton admitted to eating whale meat in an article for The Telegraph.
Sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton was photographed as she attended the ParaSnowBall 2015 which was held at The Cumberland Hotel in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 18th March 2015
Pippa Middleton and Nico Jackson - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the British Heart Foundation Roll Out The Red Ball which was held at the Park Lane Hotel in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th February 2015
Nico Jackson and Pippa Middleton - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the British Heart Foundation Roll Out The Red Ball which was held at the Park Lane Hotel in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th February 2015
Pippa Middleton - British Heart Foundation ambassador Pippa Middleton has launched the charity's 40th London to Brighton Bike Ride, taking place June 21. Middleton, who completed her own fundraising cycle ride across the US last June, said 'As a keen cyclist, I am thrilled to be involved in this milestone year of the London to Brighton Bike Ride. This event is testament to the fact that cycling is such a great inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy and at the same time, through the money raised, it continues to help millions of people affected by heart disease'. - United Kingdom - Monday 14th July 2014
Pippa Middleton may find the obsession with "booty culture" and Kim Kardashian's 'Break the Internet' cover somewhat worrying but Kardashian is still a huge fan of Middleton and her almost as famous backside.
In 2011 the Rear of the Year award (which is a genuine award in the UK) should have gone to Pippa Middleton. Sadly she lost out to Carol Voderman but it didn't stop Middleton's bum from being the most talked about bottom of the year.
Pippa Middleton at the 2014 GQ Men of the Year awards in September.