Both Pippa Middleton and sister Kate have been included in Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Middleton's are described as "avatars of aspiration" for the way that they have gone from being 'normal' British citizens to globally recognized members of the monarchy, even it is merely 'by association' in Pippa's case.
This will no doubt be welcome news for Pippa, after the news surfaced yesterday that she was being questioned by Paris police regarding her involvement in an alleged gun-wielding incident in France. Catherine Mayer, Europe editor of Time, had the following words to say about the Middleton sisters, "The Middleton sisters are jointly on the list and the thinking behind that is that they have gone from obscurity to being among the most pictured women in the world. They say almost nothing so what we are talking about here is a particular kind of influence. It is an influence through imagery but in the world we live in, it's incredibly potent."