Pippa Middleton went to the French Open in a see-through blouse


I wish Pippa Middleton had a better poker face. Her sister does – true, there are lots of photos where Kate’s veil has dropped and you see the naked ambition in her eyes, and in recent photos, you can see the happiness/smugness of finally achieving her endgame, her nine-year (Waity) goal. But for the most part, Kate’s face can very easily become a mask, never tense, never upset, never emotional, never put out. Kate often adopts a look of “I know you’re looking at me and that’s fine, but don’t think you know me.” Pippa seems incapable of reticence, of mystery, of holding something back. My take on her is that she’s like the royal-family version of a Kardashian. Simply being photographed, becoming extremely famous in her own right for barely anything, and Pippa enjoys every second of it, loving the attention and the cameras like a C-list celebrity shilling a reality show. That’s what we’re watching at this point – The Pippa Show.

Anyway, these are photos of Pippa in France yesterday for the French Open. I still think Pippa is trying to end up with a title, but I’m not sure if this is the way to do – daily paparazzi outings, even internationally (Madrid, now Paris), and now this nearly see-through blouse. Thankfully, she’s wearing a bra (for a second I did think those were her nipples though). Still… duchesses don’t wear see-through blouses to the French Open. My mother would refer to this as “advertising”. That’s exactly what Pippa is doing – duchess advertising.

Fresh from her trip to Madrid with friends, girl-about-town Pippa Middleton has headed off to the continent again – this time to watch a spot of tennis. The 27-year-old, dubbed Her Royal Hotness after winning a host of admirers for her star turn as maid of honour at sister Kate’s wedding to Prince William, was spotted taking in the action at Roland Garros.

She joined a group of friends at the French Open to watch defending champion, Rafael Nadal, beat Ivan Ljubicic in his fourth round match, 7-5 6-3 6-3. Slimline Pippa, whose figure has prompted adoring Facebook groups and internet sites, donned a short skirt and on-trend peeptoe heels which showed off her tanned and toned legs. A black top, together with sunglasses and handbag, completed the relaxed outfit for her trip to the grand slam championship.

The 27-year-old has reportedly taken on a job working for her ex-boyfriend George Percy, who runs a geothermal energy firm, so presumably getting time off may not have been a problem. The news of her job came after she spent a week with George, the 26-year-old son of the Duke of Northumberland, and a group of friends in Madrid. Pippa will juggle the role with her job at party planning firm Table Talk, and editing an online magazine for her parents’ firm Party Pieces.

[From The Mail]

She wants to marry this George Percy guy. Even though the British papers are still claiming that Pippa and Alex Loudon are together – and they might be, technically – I think Pippa has seen what her sister got, and she wants to compete. While Alex is certainly a dish (I find him attractive), Pippa wants to “marry up”. And she’s never been in a better position to see what else she can get. Unfortunately, I don’t think Pippa has Waity’s infinite patience. Pippa’s not going to review her options much longer. I feel like she’s going to try to nail down this Duchess of Northumberland thing in the next few months.

Note: the photos of Pippa in the brown jacket are from her daily pap’ing in London on Friday. The photos of Pippa in the black short-sleeved blouse are from Monday, in Paris.




Photos courtesy of Fame & WENN.

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  1. gee_gee says:

    Dear Media,

    Please stop trying to make Pippa happen. I don’t give a flibbertygibbet about her OR her sister. So I just clicked on this link to express that thought. Henceforth I will no longer be clicking on any links with the word “Pippa”.

    Added to the list I am already keeping of words to avoid in headlines: “Linnocent”, “Snooki” and “Sheen”.

    Seriously, do you people get a check in the mail every time you use one of these names in a link?

    • Kim k says:

      The middletons are money hungry socialites! Every report you see is both of them striving to be seen with so called important people! Social climbers that make me sick! I agree with the other comments! I personally can’t stand people who worry about class and money! These girls deliberately associated with certain people and manipulated their stature by selecting certain men to hang out with! Pippa certainly is a fake social climber!

  2. kiko says:

    can someone explain to me why that ugly girl is everywhere?seriously!i mean she was ok at the wedding there were some juicy gossip but i do think that she has nothing to offer.beauty no,fashion sense no,a decent career no,sex tape no.

    edit:@ gee_gee thats right!enough is enough!

  3. BB says:

    I don’t think her blouse is really see through. It happens with a lot of black thin tops that when they get photographed they look see through in the pics I think…

  4. Zoya says:

    This nobody is the most obvious case of a fame whore becoming famous solely by forcing her existence on the public…
    Please stop contributing to her PR campaign and ban this snooze-fest, homely, talentless try hard from your site.

  5. MooHoo says:

    I agree with gee-gee. This is a very ordinary if pleasant looking girl who dresses in a very normal and non-attention-seeking way. she is only getting attention because her sis is who she is and everyone associated with the royal wedding and royals general is kinda dull and the press is trying to drum up some sort of excitement by creating an event around Pippa. Yawn.

  6. mln76 says:

    These two are like the Boylen sisters naked ambition and blatant desperation except it’s not the 16th century so it should turn out better for them. But really isn’t it more worthwhile to develop a personality, get a job etc than to wait around for some titled jerk to marry you?

  7. danielle352 says:

    I think the best stories are the ones with linnocent, sheen and snooki in the title- they give the CB team (and us!) the best ammo!

    @gee_gee Nice #1 post on the post you hate to post posts on. I just don’t get it. WHY ARE YOU HERE? I friggin hate when people rag on the very thing they’ve taken the effort to (#1) post about. What gives?

  8. JulieM says:

    I agree completely with Waity’s naked ambition seen in her eyes. It is the only thing you do see in her eyes. Other than that, she is totally blank; she gives nothing away. I also agree with Pippa not being able to disguise her ambition. I might actually like Pippa better. I’m not going soft on the Wisteria sisters, but at least Pippa seems a little more honest about it.

  9. Amy says:

    Meh, Pippa has been followed for years by British media… She is very used to the cameras following her around, though I’m sure there are more now thanks to her raised profile after her sister’s wedding. She definitely loves the attention, that’s for sure!

  10. gee says:

    I really don’t hate Kim K. or Pippa getting attention. They give us something to look at and bitch about. If we only cared about the Meryl Streep’s of the world, we’d have nothing to talk about!

  11. beth says:

    maybe we see not much happening in kate’s eyes is because there really isn’t much happening?

  12. AngelMay says:

    I’m shocked she is 27, I always thought she was the older sister. Keep up the Pippa posts, it’s fun to read about her naked ambition. She isn’t going to settle for being Mrs Anybody, girl wants a title bad.

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    If you really want to see something “see-through” check out the pregnant chick at Cannes. Now THAT’S see-through.

    This top (I own more than one, I know) needs to be worn with a seamless bra the same colour as your skin. And preferably without whatever inserts are giving you a “boost.”

  14. devilgirl says:

    @Danielle352- I guess you missed the part where Gee Gee EXPLAINED why she clicked on the link.

  15. tango says:

    I like Pippa. Much more than Kate. I think Pippa looks like she’s having fun. And yes, she’s been papped for years. It’s only worse now that her sister married a royal. But what’s she supposed to do? Not leave the house because photographers will follow her around? No, she’ll make the best of it, keep getting the attention and prove, she’s the more fun, interesting and engaging Middleton sister.

  16. danielle says:

    I don’t think that top is see through.

  17. Amy says:

    That is hardly a “see-through blouse.”

  18. Kasey says:

    Seriously, this Pippa girl looks a few years into her 30s. I guess its not too far off from 27 but I would have guessed 30/31. Don’t most women look younger until AFTER they’ve been rockin’ the 30s for a while? She looks great in that last photo. And I agree with those who say she’s non-important in the West. I think there are enough wanna-be’s and climb-uppers there. Let the UK keep theirs.

  19. modbodmum says:

    There are many shirts that you don’t realize that you can see all untill a camera flash hits it. I have worse outfits.

  20. The Bobster says:

    She’s looking old in those photos.

  21. janie says:

    obviously i am in the minority but i am totally interested in both these girls. i am sooo over the kim kardashian perfectly made up cookie cutter. everything is a staged photo op. these girls are both educated…are they perfect looking or dressing? no. but that is what makes them interesting.

  22. snappyfish says:

    The Boleyn Reference was inaccurate. Anne Boleyn was not ambitious to start with. She too wanted to Marry a Percy. Harry Percy & would have been a Duchess of the North. Henry the VIII saw her and wanted to have her.

    Anne became ambitious as anyone would have placed in same situation. To compare the Middleton girls to the Boleyn girls is silly. In the 16th Century the King was the law. He wanted both girls so he had them.

    I think Kate and William are truly in love. Phillipa might be enjoying the limelight but I don’t feel that she is ‘seeking it out for a title’.

  23. danielle352 says:

    @ devilgirl, oh no, I saw it. I just don’t understand clicking a link and then telling all of us why she clicked the link when she actually REALLY didn’t want to, and THIS WOULD BE THE LAST TIME. Like we care.

    I also thought the “Seriously, do you people get a check in the mail every time you use one of these names in a link?” was out of line. The #1 rule of commenting is to not insult the bloggers. You visited the site, so shut the F* up.

  24. Kara says:

    She might as well enjoy it while it lasts. Something I think that she is well aware of. All of the attention on her was unexpected and sorta silly. She seems like the kind of girl that gets the joke.

  25. LunaT says:

    Thank you, Snappyfish :), for the history lesson. I’m bad w/remembering details, but the Boleyn girls were definitely, when all was said and done, not the ones running the show.

    I get that part of this site is ragging on/bitching about celebrities, but people get really nasty about Kate and Pippa. Like, mean nasty. I don’t get it. If my sis married the future King of England, I’d be enjoying the attention, too.

  26. Franny says:

    I want her closet. All of it. Not her hair though – it doesn’t have the Waity luster.

  27. original kate says:

    that’s see through? no, not really. it’s not like pippa wore a mesh tanktop.

    i love the french open.

  28. mln76 says:

    @snappyfish not a historian AT ALL (I’ve read a few Alison Wier biographies of the royals) but my point is they have alot more choices than the Boylen girls who were basically foisted at royalty in order to elevate their family just like these two appear to be. I hope that Waity does love William but we all know she wouldn’t have waited if he was a plumber.

  29. jane16 says:

    Don’t get all the hate for this girl. She’s cute, her big sis just became a princess and the paps are never going to leave her alone. She’s not like a cheap famewhore that is working at being famous, like the revolting Kardash family or those trolls in New Jersey. Whats the poor girl supposed to do, never go out? She looks nice, dresses nice, acts nice. I’d much rather see a post on Pippa than a lot of other celeb freaks.

  30. Lisa says:

    “See through” is rather an exaggeration in this case.

  31. Kim says:

    Ok i do not want to read about the sister of a maybe future queen of England. Who cares. This blah looking girl is going to milk her sisters wedding isnt she?

  32. feebee says:

    I think you’re taking liberties with the t-shirt (it’s not a blouse) description (and it’s not see-through). For the most part (there seem to be a couple of exceptions) everyone loves this site, you don’t need to NY Post or Daily Mail us with headlines. I really do read you for the articles (always wittily written). Pippa’s a bit of non event though.

  33. LunaT says:

    @Kim, you and gee gee should go get coffee together.

  34. Liana says:

    Please stop contributing to her PR campaign and ban this snooze-fest, homely, talentless try hard from your site.

    * * * *

    Why? Do you lack the ability or the willpower to simpy NOT CLICK on a link about her?

  35. whatWHAT? says:

    Just me, or has she put on some post wedding weight?

  36. Louise says:

    Actually in this case the “get a check in the mail” comment is justified. This shirt isn’t even close to being see through. It’s not even almost see through. Kaiser seems annoyed by the Middletons but posts every rumor and photograph that comes along.

  37. mi says:

    Haha, this girl is surely loving the attention! If I have her money, I’m sure I would look 100 billion times better than this…

  38. Reality says:

    Not see-through at all, just an unfortunate flash. I too don’t get the hate, but I didn’t get it about Kate either. They’ve both done nothing to deserve it besides being born wealthy and attracting even wealthier men.

  39. j. katz says:

    I clicked on this link for the same purpose as gee gee, to say “just cut it out” and “no more ‘hits’ for Pippa” from me. I stopped tapping in to the others long ago. Who cares? She’s not smart, funny, attractive, interesting, etc., but get ready for years of her making herself available for lots of unwarranted attention. Like Sarah Ferguson before her. The sooner the press stops shoving the attention hound down our throats, the better.

  40. Emily says:

    @Snappyfish, Anne Boleyn was aiming for the son of a Duke. For someone whose father didn’t have a title (at that point), I’d say that’s pretty ambitious. Not to mention the whole stringing Henry VIII on for SIX YEARS. Sure, her family pushed her into it, but she’s the one who said no sex until marriage, instead of giving it up to him like her sister did. She took on the Queen, the Pope and some of the most powerful men in England and won. I’d say you need a hell of a lot of ambition to achieve that.

  41. trolleydolly says:

    I really don’t get the jealous hatred of a discreet, well behaved young woman.

  42. Ed says:

    Pippa and her sister are quite good-looking…for British women.

  43. phaksi says:

    I really like her wardrobe, so much better than the stuff Waity wears

  44. Jeannie says:

    I think that Kate is more beautiful and Pippa is just jealous. She wants all the attention on her and not her sister. Pippa is a slut and the pictures prove it.

  45. n molyneux says:

    Both girls i.e. Pippa and Kate are lovely looking – tho I am quite amazed at the resemblence between Pippa and the late Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson) particularly when Mrs Simpson wore a dress very similar at her presentation at court as Pippa’s bridesmaid outfit.

  46. Will Green says:

    It is my impression that most of the nasty comments passed are from those who are jealous of Pippa’s press coverage.

    Have fun Pippa , you are only young once. If, at the same time, you make a good life with George Percy or even Prince Harry, Good luck
    As for the use of the word slut, I find that libellous.

  47. Fue McCormick says:

    Pippa Middleton: Ugly outfit #’s 6 and 7

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