Pippa Middleton’s New Job
While the Duchess of Cambridge is getting ready for her new role as a first-time mum, her little sister Pippa Middleton has also landed a high-profile job – as a Vanity Fair contributing editor.
The 29-year-old has penned her first column for the prestigious title’s July 2013 issue, giving a personal insight into her experience at Wimbledon. “I first went to Wimbledon when I was eight years old and already a very keen tennis player,” she writes. “During this first trip I acted on my childish tennis dreams and bought myself a postcard of the women’s championship trophy, on which I wrote, ‘I will win this one day,’ with my signature below.”
Pippa has already released a somewhat successful party planning book called Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, and is a monthly columnist for Waitrose Magazine. And as to why this London-based socialite has been tapped for Vanity Fair? Editor Graydon Carter explains: “We’re delighted to have Pippa as a contributor to Vanity Fair. She’s a keen observer of classic British pastimes. She is also an avid sportswoman, and we look forward to her take on traditional English pursuits, beginning with Wimbledon.”
Vanity Fair is one of the staples of publishing house Condé Nast, who also looks after Vogue, Glamour and style.com. The July 2013 issue of Vanity Fair is on sale now, with the highlights available at vanityfair.com.