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    Pippa Middleton (C), sister of Catherine, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge smiles during the match between Andy Murray of Britain and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia at the Queen's Club Championships in west London June 9, 2011.
By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
October 22, 2012|7:56 am

Pippa Middleton recently spoke out about her fame status and acknowledged that her derrière has played a key role in her overnight rise to stardom.

The younger sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, spoke candidly about being a global phenomenon and described her world as being "startling" during an interview on Sunday.

"It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom," Middleton told Mail Online via an excerpt from her new book.

"One day I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime I think it's fair to say that it has its upside and its downside," she went on.

The 29-year-old party planner, who captivated audiences during the Royal wedding of Kate and Prince William in April 2011, is currently promoting her new party-planning book "Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends." Middleton acknowledged that such opportunities often arise from being so famous.

"I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of – but in most ways I'm a typical girl in her 20s trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances," she explained.

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"I am by nature an optimist so I tend to concentrate on the advantages. One of the most attractive has been the chance to publish [this book] Celebrate," she added.

The intense media scrutiny has definitely had its downsides for Middleton, who became the subject of a police investigation in April after being photographed in the passenger seat of an Audi convertible during an infamous fake gun incident. The driver reportedly pointed what appeared to be a semi automatic pistol at a photographer and some critics believe that the police probe affected her image.

"I know many of you will pick up the book out of nothing more than curiosity. [But] I can assure you that it feels even stranger to me than it probably does to you to have seen so much written about me when I have done so little to paint a picture of myself," Middleton said. "This is my first chance to do that and I've enjoyed every minute of it."