She ‘never intended’ to gain global attention off the back of her, erm, backside
Pippa Middleton “never intended” for her Alexander McQueen bridesmaid dress to (almost) steal Kate Middleton’s wedding day thunder, she has revealed in her first ever TV interview.
‘[The attention] was completely unexpected,’ she told US channel NBC. ‘You know, I think the plan was not really for it to be a significant dress. Really just to sort of blend in with the train.’
‘I suppose it’s flattering’ she conceded before saying it was ’embarrassing’ and ‘not planned’.
Despite the fact that the gown made her famous around the world, Pippa revealed that she hasn’t yet been tempted to wear it again.
‘It’s actually still in my wardrobe at home,” she revealed. ‘I haven’t worn it since. But I think I’ll just keep it there…I think it’s the sort of thing that I’m sure I’ll bring out if someone wanted to see it or my children one day want to see it. Then I’ll show them.’
Later in the interview, the party planner and author talked about her ‘normal, sisterly relationship’ with Kate and the ways that the Middleton family deal with life in the limelight. Watch the video in full, below.
Pippa Middleton on… her relationship with Kate
“I mean, obviously she has pressures that she’s taken on and things. But we spend a lot of time together. We still do a lot together as a family,” she said. “We have a very normal, sisterly relationship. We’re very close. And, you know, we support each other and get each other’s opinions and things.”
…On Prince George
“He’s amazing. He’s a very dear boy,” she said. “And he’s brought a lot of pleasure and fun for all of us, the whole family.”
…On her career as a writer
“I want to carry on writing. I’ve always loved writing. So that’s the plan. And a few other things in the pipeline. There’s so much I’d love to achieve. And I still want to keep up the sport and health side of things because that’s really important to me. So trying to blend that in with my love of writing and food and entertaining.”
…On internet trolls
“I have felt publicly bullied a little bit just by, you know, when I read things that clearly aren’t true or that, whichever way someone looks at it, it’s a negative side,”