Pippa Middleton 's gun-wielding friend has been revealed as Romain Rabillard - one of France's top criminal lawyers, according to the UK's Sun newspaper. Pippa and the barrister hit the headlines at the weekend after he waved a gun at photographers while driving an Audi convertible around Paris.
Rabillard, 36, is facing a grilling from French police, following the country's recent spate of shootings. Though the photographer who snapped the lawyer is yet to file a formal complaint, police are likely to want to speak with Rabillard, and possibly with Pippa. Just hours before the incident, the royal bridesmaid had been attending a lavish fancy dress party in the city, before hitting Le Schmuck restaurant and finally the Regine nightclub. Hot shot lawyer Rabillard works for a top U.S. law firm on the Champs Elysee and is described as a "regular on the Paris party circuit". Brought up in Paris, he was educated at one of the city's top universities and currently lives in a $2,000 a month luxury penthouse, close to his firm's offices. A source said, "Romain is a hard-working lawyer but he likes to enjoy himself and is well known on the Paris party scene. He likes being the centre of attention".