Pippa's New Job Is Kind of Embarrassing
Middleton writing for supermarket's in-house magazine
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2013 10:33 AM CST
Pippa Middleton watches the quarterfinals match between Roger Federer, of Switzerland, and Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, at the US Open tennis tournament, Sept. 5, 2012, in New York.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

(Newser) – It must be tough to be Pippa Middleton: Your sister is basically a princess, currently carrying the future king or queen of England in her beloved womb, while you're stuck ... writing for a supermarket's in-house magazine. Yes, party planner Pippa, whose book bombed, has a new gig writing a column for Waitrose Kitchen, the mag put out by Waitrose (a grocery store that, Tom Sykes informs us in the Daily Beast, is "Britain's poshest"). The first "Pippa's Friday Night Feasts" column appears in the April issue, out next month.

Sykes guesses the palace is less than pleased with the idea. Turns out Pippa was barred from promoting her aforementioned book, as well as forced to turn down a job offer from NBC, by the palace; at this point she's "virtually unemployable," Sykes writes. Twitter satire account Pippa Tips is already having fun with Middleton's new gig, posting, "Supermarkets do not wear capes and rescue people, but they are good places to buy groceries and pick up helpful magazines." (Care more about Kate than Pippa? Click to see her bikini-clad royal baby bump.)

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Feb 26, 2013 4:54 PM CST
She has a right to do anything she wants, I agree with the other comment that they embarrass their self's enough as it is, with Charles, and other's. Pippa is only related by sister in law.
Feb 26, 2013 1:54 PM CST
More embarrassing than her name? Royalty is some kind of B-grade celebrity, and their sibs are D-grade.
Feb 26, 2013 12:39 PM CST
The palace is worried about how Pippa's job affects their reputation? LOL. What about Charles' adultery when he was married to Diane? What about Prince Harry's antics? We won't even get started on the conduct of royals throughout history. Why don't the citizens of Britain put an end to their priviledged royals. Throw them out of the palaces and make them work for their living? Strip them of any priviledges they hold and consign them to the dustbin of history. Jeesh, the Russians put an end to their Czars almost a hundred years ago. The French put an end to their royalty over two hundred years ago. I'm not saying the Brits should kill their royal family, but get rid of the institution. Other nations have gotten rid of their royals without executing them. They're all clowns! From the queen down to the children and grandchildren of the queen. Kate's baby will probably start another generation of royal clowns.