- (Reuters/Toby Melville)
Has Pippa Middleton been exiled out of London? Some on the Royal Court fear the "Pippa problem" has led to rumors about the younger Middleton sister moving to New York City.
Being the younger sister to London's newest royal couple is apparently no easy task. Falling short of all the glamour of her older sister Kate Middleton, Pippa has attracted some not-so-attractive headlines as of late. In April, she made news for being photographed with three male friends, one of whom pulled out a "toy gun" and pointed it at a paparazzi member following them.
With so much attention and so little responsibility, some members of the royal court are beginning to worry about the situation.
"As sister to Kate Middleton, there's no escaping the fact that Pippa attracts all the attention of a young royal, without the official duties or security that comes with being in The Firm. Palace officials are even said to refer to the 'Pippa Problem,'" British fashion magazine Grazia reported.
The best solution? While Pippa considered moving to Paris, that plan now seems to have been scratched in favor of an American retreat. New reports have suggested that Pippa will consider a move to New York City, just in time for her book debut with Penguin publishers.
"Some in her circle are saying Pippa's now looking at opportunities in America. It would make sense, as she'll be spending time in New York when her book launches. Furthermore, those in Pippa's circle say she has recently been suffering social exile," Grazia informed. "'Pippa has felt a frosty front from many in the royal set since Paris, it hasn't been easy.'"
The book deal was signed for nearly one million pounds and is to be about party and event planning. Pippa has a background in public relations and also assists with her parents business "Party Pieces."
Some New Yorkers, eager to welcome the not so royal royalty, have offered Pippa some advice on her New York move. The most entertaining tip came from The New York Observer writer Foster Kamer, who suggested Pippa pick Brooklyn over New York. His reasoning:
"Martin Amis lives there, less chance of running into an Occupy protest and, most importantly of all, it's not Queens, so she won't constantly be reminded of what she "aint."
Representatives for Pippa, however, have stated that she does not have any immediate plans to move abroad at this time.