Is Pippa Middleton being phased out of her duchess sister’s royal life?

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Are the Wisteria Sisters no longer tight? That’s what Star Mag is alleging in their new issue. Allegedly, Pippa Middleton and Duchess Kate are on the outs because A) Kate wants to spend all her time with her new BFF Cressida Bonas and B) because the royal family hates Pippa and they’re actively encouraging Kate to separate herself from her uptradey little sister. Here’s the story and we’ll do analysis after:

Duchess Kate is not only juggling a husband, a new baby and her royal duties, but she’s also feuding with her sister Pippa! Palace insiders say that Pippa is seething with jealousy over Kate’s new BFF, Prince Harry’s soon-to-be-fiancée, Cressida Bonas.

“Pippa and Kate used to do everything together, now they barely talk or hang out. Since Cressy’s moved into Harry’s apartment at Kensington Palace next door to Will and Kate, the girls are hanging out nonstop.”

Now Kate’s social-climbing sister has been replaced by palace-approved Cressida.

“Pippa’s acutely aware that the royals don’t like her and why Kate never invites her to things or returns her calls. It’s really upsetting. She’s not sure if Kate’s been ordered not to spend time with her, but she’s desperate to work things out.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

First of all, Kate’s “juggling” is another woman’s luxury vacation. Second of all, I sincerely and truly do not believe that Cressida and Kate are close. At all. Cressida is now and has always been close with the York princesses, mostly Eugenie. I believe – and this is just a theory, albeit a theory with some circumstantial evidence – that the York princesses are on one side and the Middleton sisters on the other, and that’s the way loyalties and friendships are divided.

Third: Kate doesn’t make friends unless they’re already friends with William. She’s jettisoned nearly all of the friends she had pre-William and now all of his friends are her friends, meaning she’s not looking to make friends with Cressy, especially considering Kate’s tortuous history with Cressy’s older sister Isabella (William fell hard for Isabella but she rebuffed him, sending him back to Kate).

Now, all that being said… I do wonder if there’s something to the idea that Pippa is being “phased out” a little bit. I think Pippa went on the Middleton family trip to Mustique back in February, so the sisters got to hang out then. But it does seem like Kate isn’t so eager to spend time with Pippa these days. Interesting.

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  1. Loopy says:

    Is Kate not allowed to make friends,or have old friends come over? Maybe its part of joining the royal family, you must become your spouse’s identity.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Nope.

      Not having friends is kinda unique to Kate. While having friends married into the BRF is tougher — it doesn’t mean that you don’t/can’t have them at all.

    • FLORC says:

      Loopy

      Kate is allowed friends. No one keeps her from that.
      When William was in the RAF Kate was encouraged to hang out with the RAF wives. A close knit group that would not run to a journalist with secrets. She was extended an invite and that was the end of it.

      • My2Pence says:

        During her four trips to Malta (Note: She did not live there “full time for two years and have two solid years off to be a military wife”) HM joined the officers’ wives group and was said to have loved it.

      • FLORC says:

        I remember her or another saying those were her happiest days with Philip. Those military wives are very loyal. I think an articles gave a backdoor excuse that Kate wasn’t hanging out with the RAF wives because she didn’t want them talking to the press. The articles blasted that theory saying those women were vetted or as good as vetted.
        Truth we later find out is Kate was living with her parents and rarely at her “cottage”.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Agreed.

        I’ve loved (and hated) the times I’ve been involved in military family support groups (the US no longer calls them “wives’ clubs” so as not to exclude other family members).

        When Kate expressed her concern with William flying, in bad weather or in the Falklands, who better to draw comfort than other spouses facing the same dilemma?

        Although, if William skated out of his job as often as speculated, Kate might have been smart not to join… The military frowns upon that (the brass might forgive but I seriously doubt those working with him would be as forgiving).

      • FLORC says:

        LadySlippers
        I didn’t think of that. The other wives might have become very bitter towards William’s special treatment. Especially how their husbands were often not allowed the vacation they gave proper notice for because he decided to not come in last minute.

        Still though. She might be fine not having a good gal pal to hang out with that isn’t immediate family. And that’s fine.
        It just looks weird to the image being cultivated.

  2. Suze says:

    First off, I am disappointed there was no reference to the “ass of lies” because that is seriously my favorite phrase in any Pippa post. Maybe we are all moving on, but I miss it.

    I think anyone who marries into the royal machine gets consumed. I believe that privately Kate is still close to her family and that the Middletons are active in the life of George, and all that is as it should be.

    But on a public level I think you will see Kate photographed as part of the Middleton menagerie less and less frequently as the years go on.

    Kate is a royal. It’s a life and a job and it’s pretty consuming, even when your workload isn’t up there at Princess Anne levels.

  3. aims says:

    I don’t see Kate making friends easily. I think Will is her world and she did a good job molding herself into what he wanted . Sad really, because I think she would benefit from tight group of girlfriends.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      I think this is due to BaldTops paranoia – I read somewhere that they always tested out new “friends” by giving them false info and then seeing if it turned up in the press. This might also be the reason why she ditched her pre-BaldTop friends. Sad,really.

      I understand that royalty must be more circumspect when it comes to friends but this sounds downright unhealthy! Who would want to be friends with people like that!

      • LadySlippers says:

        To be fair, William had a good reason to be paranoid. He had no idea that his phone was being tapped and was supposedly embarrassed and relieved to find his friends weren’t routinely selling him out to the papers (Harry too). For several years, both of them felt they could trust no one as so much of their lives ended up in the papers. That would suck for anyone, Royal or not.

      • bluhare says:

        Hadn’t thought that she might have ditched her friends because they blabbed to the press. Good point, AH!

      • Anne says:

        I understand that they would want discreet, loyal friends – of course they would. Still, given this unspoken press agreement to protect the heir & his spouse, I wonder if they really have so much to worry about. It seems that, as long as they do their part and walk the line, their images are protected by a self-censoring media that holds back from any real, trouble-making criticism. I guess it just irks me that he feels such a need to defensively protect himself when, really, the system itself protects him – to a degree.

      • My2Pence says:

        @Anna. The system protected both William and Harry while they were in school, as sort of an unspoken agreement. I think they’d both (W & H) prefer it if that agreement stayed in place permanently, but the press believes in freedom of the press. The press is still figuring out where they can step and how far they can go, when in reality they continue to treat William and Kate Middleton (and to a lesser extent Harry) with kid gloves.

        Just look at the fuss being made over the photographs of the nanny in a public park. No complaints were made all the times Kate Middleton strolled in the park, walked the dog, and showed up with the stroller. So the press thinks, okay, we can take pictures here. Then all of a sudden, the nanny is photographed and the matter is referred to park authorities. William and Kate have gotten really good at jerking the press around and keeping them in a constant state of confusion, so the press never knows what is and is not going to get them in trouble. When all along, the press has the rights to do far more than they have already done.

        Sooner or later, the press will stop self-censoring and then William will be in for a rude awakening.

      • FLORC says:

        My2Pence
        The melt down of William will be epic. I’m pretty confused about the rules as well based on their history. Almost like no pictures are ever allowed unless William calls them up and as a staged photo set up. That’s the only way to take the safe route and that’s not fair.

        When the press does get tired of being bullied and threatened for simply doing their job in a legal fashion hell might break loose.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Other European royals manage to have friends without this level of paranoia. I just think that Baldtop is very damaged psychologically, which is quite understandable, but it is not healthy to live one’s life like that (and I don’t think that he and his brother ever got professional help for the trauma of their mother’s death. That can really create some unhealthy behavioural issues – sadly, I speak frrom experience).

        On the other hand, it is not very attractive to be a friend to someone who distrusts you. It makes it very hard to get the friendship of the ground because a friendship is a two-.way street. That’s just my opinion, but I think that it is so sad that Kate probably had to ditch her friends. I always get the feeling that she is quite lonely.

  4. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    So what’s the deal-io with her and Hooray Henry? Are they still together? Haven’t heard anything about either of them lately.

  5. bettyrose says:

    Can I be friends with Pippa’s coat dress?

  6. T.C. says:

    Oh please. Kate and her family are joined at the hip. You can never separate her from her sister. The only photographs we have seen of Kate is her official outings and her going on vacation so of course her sister is not in those pics but Pippa and Kate are hanging out behind the scenes.

    • Cersei says:

      Yes, ITA. They’re all joined at the hip like a clan. They’re circle is probably tighter than the Royal Family’s.

    • Tatjana says:

      And that is a great thing. If she would let the BRF push her own sister away, I would lost all respect for her. Family comes before anything.

  7. huh says:

    I wouldn’t want to be seen with an oompa loompa either. Put down the self tanner lady!

  8. vangroovey says:

    Pure conjecture here, as I know nothing about how aristos “really” think — but it’s always seemed to be like Pippa is the more liked sister in that crowd. Before W&K’s wedding I remember watching one of those “20/20-type” specials about the pending nuptials. At one point in the program, they interviewed a group of guys who seemed “meh” when they were asked about Kate — absolutely polite, but “meh” nonetheless. But they seemed to perk up at the mention of Pippa — and this was before we, the pleabs, even knew who Pippa was. Also, Pippa seems to be invited to ALL the hoity-toity weddings and bird-massacre outtings that royals enjoy so much. Anyway, it seems like the powers that be are taking a page out of the Will/Harry book — when the older one who is supposed to be beloved does something shady or un-public-friendly or is just not well liked at the time, then the focus shifts to something “bad” the younger sibling SUPPOSEDLY did….

    • HH says:

      Exactly! Pippa will be OK. Let’s face it: She’s the more interesting of the two sisters. And I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I think I actually like Pippa. The hesistance is because I’m not sure if it’s genuine or just because Kate set the bar so low. What I do know, is that Pippa has a personality and interests. I mean she’s competed in quite a few things, such as a triathlon and I believe she’s done a cross-country ski race a couple years in a row. And while her writing isn’t the best, she is working in her degree field of English. That, I sincerely appreciate. Also, according to reports, she can give a freaking speech. AMEN! Now that Pippa is out of the spotlight, she’s far more tolerable. I think the annoyance was the press making her out to be more than she was and the ever-constant pinky ring. But I’m warming up to her.

      EDIT: She also has friends.

      • vangroovey says:

        I’m warming up to Pippa too. Actually? I think I am firmly on Team Pippa these days. I truly believe that she didn’t court the press and it was simple an unwelcome side effect of her sister’s marriage and celebrity culture. Yes, she wrote a shitty book — and the world made fun of her for it. Yet, she remained calm, cool and collected. Yes. the Pippa Tips lawsuit was a huge mis-step — but I am not convinced Pippa was the driving force behind that action. And yes, her fiance gives off the most “social climbing” vibes ever to climb — but who knows, he may actually be a great guy. No, but seriously, she really has handled the spotlight with a respectable aplomb — not perfect, but admirable nonetheless.

      • HH says:

        I think Pippa has had some missteps but she has character. Kate just seems so… vacant (?) that it’s hard not to appreciate that aspect of Pippa. Kate has had 10 years in the spotlight and I just look at her and think: “Who are you?!” “What makes you tick?!” “What’s behind the curtains?!”

      • vangroovey says:

        Could not agree more, HH. I mean, we have NO IDEA about her personality. Not even a scintilla of a hint. I guess we know that she likes to shop, but honestly — and I would LOVE for someone to point me in the direction of some pics, because I do believe they exist — I have never seen many photos of her out and about shopping around town since the marriage (I guess they threaten the press not to print, maybe?). Either way, it’s freaky. She is a moving mannequin programmed with a handful of “polite response reactions.”

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Van & HH
        You two summed up the majority of my thoughts quite nicely. Well thought out and well said :)

      • FLORC says:

        Van
        My links don’t work anymore, but the jist of the photos of Kate shopping post wedding is her from a distance or fuzzy with body guards in the way. She wears cute outfits to do so and her hair is usually done pulled out of her face and it always looks professional.

        She is just walking in the pics. Not laughing if you were looking for emotion.

        And i’m also finding myself nodding to yours and HH’s back and forth.

      • vangroovey says:

        You know, just one last thought with regards to the whole book debacle/Pippa’s writing career. No, she is not a great writer — but you gotta give the girl credit for continuously getting back on that proverbial horse and plugging away at it. I mean, imagine being globally mocked as a terrible writer on your first try — but it is what you want to do with your life. A lot of people would give up and bow out — especially people in Pippa’s position, since money will never be an issue in her life. She’ll never be homeless or hungry even if she didn’t work…yet she keeps trying. Bully for her.

      • FLORC says:

        Vangroovey

        Just 1 thing with Pippa. She seems content with her writing skills. As if there’s no room for improvement. If you’re a writer and you’re getting teased for how you got your job and lack of true literary talent I would ink you’d fight back by improving your skill. Not simply continuing to coast along. That, to me, is just being lazy. And after the royal lawyers behind her to sue the #pippatips folks… she lost me as a fan/defender. She is the most likable Middleton sister though. I’ll give her that.

      • vangroovey says:

        Hey FLORC,

        Ya know, a week ago, I would have 100% agreed with ya. No doubt. But I’ve had a change of heart, and I kinda think that no matter what ole’ Pips did, we’d be shading her. Cause like, let’s say that she did start a blog…it would be just as high-profile, because the media would seek it out. And the same accusations of nepotism would prevail. As far as improving? She’s a twenty-something writer. Personally, I don’t expect greatness for at least another two decades. I mean, if she constantly refused offers, we’d be lambasting her for being lazy and not working; criticizing because she *thinks* she can lead a the life of a sybarite just because her sis is in the line for consort….ya know? IDK, I’m just feeling a little compassion for Pips lately.

      • Justme says:

        I think her writing has gotten better. Her first Telegraph articles were ok, but tended to be a bit self-referential. Her more recent ones (like the current one on the Cambridge rowing team) are more focused towards her subject. They seem fine to me

    • Alin says:

      yes, for me Pippa is the more likeable sister too. She may not be a great beauty, but she seems to have a real character. She writes mostly silly stuff, but she actually has plans and ideas. She wants and tries to work (succesful or not). Pippa is better integrated in the aristo/money circle than her older sister. Seems that Pippa is one of the persons who makes freinds easily.
      Always had the feeling that Kate was more Pippa´s and hanger on socially. Even as “royal girlfriend” Kate wasn´t popular with the young aristos. Pippa was an still is because she has a fun personality and makes her own friends.

      • Anne says:

        Yes, and even though Pippa writes “silly” stuff, she seems to know that it’s silly and is willing to have a laugh about herself.

    • Sal says:

      It doesn’t surprise me. I think Kate is rather plain, and I think Pippa is much more beautiful and pretty.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I can see Kate cozying up to Cressida in order to keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Not that they’re enemies, exactly, but I think Kate would see Cressida as competition, maybe?

    I have a sister, and we have our differences, but in some ways, she understands me better than most people, and it makes me sad to think these two would let William and his family come between them. Of course, this whole story sounds a little made up to me. That does not stop me from speculating on it, however.

    • Anne says:

      The story seems a little made up to me, too. I’ve wondered about Kate’s view of Cressida, though and it will be interesting to see how their relationship unfolds. I tend to think Kate has what she wanted – a life as William’s wife, a mother, and a future queen. I think that’s all she really cared about and I expect she will cruise for a long time feeling like the cat that got the cream, regardless of who Harry’s involved with.

  10. Wiffie says:

    About to expose the major geek in me but I absolutely love history. Especially when it’s getting onto the everyday lives and back and forth on relationships, scandals, personality. Especially with past royalty. I always read these stories like they’re a history podcast on them 300 years from now, or that this royal family is 300 years ago. Know what? Nothing is changed. People feel like we’re different now, but this story could easily translate to centuries ago. I love it

    • Kliving says:

      Me too! Do you ever listen to the History Chicks podcast? It’s two women who have a fun, breezy, conversational approach to women in history. Sometimes feels a bit like a gossip session :-)

      • Hazel says:

        I will definitely start downloading that for my iPod. Thanks! And proudly proclaim your geekdom!

    • Squiggles says:

      I kinda picture them as the Boleyn sisters.

      Thanks for mentioning History Chicks! Never heard of them before, but I think I may be in Heaven.

    • vangroovey says:

      Thank you so much for mentioning history chicks! I’d never heard of it before, but I have been listening all day! LOVE!

  11. Kliving says:

    I love the pic of the two sisters holding hands. It looks like a fun, silly, breathless, giggling moment.

  12. FLORC says:

    1. Kate is NOT hanging out with Cressida and will likely never be BFF’s with her. The ties to the Yorks and animosity from past incidents is too great.

    2. The seperating of Pippa and Kate has been going on for a while now. Pippa had a few scandals and made Kate look bad by association. I’m sure they spend lots of time together, but Pippa has her fiance and Kate is given busy work re-redecorating her many homes.
    Normally I’d say they saw eachother everyday since none of them ever fully moved out of their parents home, but things are different now.

  13. HoustonGrl says:

    It’s true they are rarely photographed together. Pippa’s pathetic attempts at capitalizing on her royal wedding fame (like her ass of lies speech the other day) aren’t causing a bit of tension.

  14. Dame Snarkweek says:

    Kate and Pippa are absolutely fine. Other things occupy their time and those long lunch dates have dwindled sharply but that happens. Sisters always find time, even ten minutes or so by phone, to reconnect, check in with one another and share a laugh. Nothing to this story.
    As for the usual speculation that Kate despises the little sister of Isabella, the one that got away, well it gets old. Isabella is the one who has milked that story for all its worth. Every time the media write about it they embellish it more and more until it seems that Will was crying into his lager and losing weight and sleep for love of the beautiful, distant Isabella. Pffft! William made a drunken pass at Isabella at a charity ball with Kate present. Instead of throwing champagne in William’s face and storming out Kate instead had a huge fight with him once they got home, reportedly. Also, it is my opinion that William probably discreetly tried to ascertain whether or not Isabella would be open to a liaison or two. She had the good sense to say get lost, imo. From everything I’ve read, however, including Isabella’s interviews, Will did not even interact with her personally.
    I do believe Kate doesn’t want Isabella hanging around but the Cambridges and the Bransons do not get along well anyway.
    As for Cressy’s friendship with the Yorks, well that is by all accounts a long standing and solid friendship. But lets remember that Chelsy Davy managed to maintain a friendship with both Kate and the Yorks at the same time, though seperately. Chelsy and Kate eventually parted ways and Chelsy remained tight with Bea and Eugenie but the Yorks had nothing to do with the rift between Kate and Chelsy. Cressy is old enough and I feel, sweet enough to manage to get to know Kate on her own terms and make up her own mind. The palace is not a version of High School Musical.
    As for Kate, we don’t know about her friends. She may be the type who is only comfortable with one or two intimate friends. A lot of people were surprised that she became a godmother this year because they didn’t know she had close friends. We can’t really know someone from the media. And I also don’t shade her for not wanting to make friends with the other RAF wives. My hubby is always after to join the faculty wives club or go to these cocktail parties thrown by the wives of his colleagues. No. Thank. You. Omg, just no lol.

    • vangroovey says:

      “My hubby is always after to join the faculty wives club or go to these cocktail parties thrown by the wives of his colleagues. No. Thank. You. Omg, just no lol. ”

      This made me laugh. And here here! I feel the same way about the PTA…lol. I know I am going to have to get involved when the kid starts school, but I DREAD it. All those hyper-competitive parents, with maturity stunted at 22 thanks to Facebook (Not kidding! It’s true, we’re actually becoming less mature and forgiving because social media is basically built on a high school mentality premise….but I digress..) who all do yoga and swear they “don’t judge” but will mean girl the shit out of someone who isn’t “just like them.” Ugh. The inevitable is inching closer with each passing second……

      :-)

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Don’t make me love you!
      You will need the PTA survival pack consisting of a recipe book, a Bana Republic and Pottery Barn gift card, a Starbucks travel mug, a Pilates mat and a Valium prescription – all in a Vera Bradley Villager bag, of course. Years ago I was voted into the Junior Women’s League and I was thrilled. I imagined delving into worthwhile social projects with interesting, accomplished women. Pffft. It was a never ending round of riesling soaked “committee meetings” where score cards were updated on the marital/extramarital/family/economic/social standings of everyone else in the League. This, of course, with the trembling hope of eventually being voted into the omnipotent Women’s League proper. I lasted 4 months and then politely found myself “too busy” to contribute.
      I still shudder when I see a Volvo.

    • FLORC says:

      Dame Snarkweek

      I think you’re slightly off base, but not by much! Let me help…

      William doesn’t cry into his lager. He dislikes beer and drinks hard cider ;)

      Kate was aquaintances with Chelsy if Chelsy’s then and current friends are any source she played nice with Kate, but ultimately found her annoying.

      And I don’t think any dislike between Cressida and Kate is because of Isabella. More because KP is Kate’s roost. She’s top hen that’s been there the longest of the Prince brothers girlfriends.
      To have another girl come in and not look to her for advice might be a blow to the ego. Along with stealing positive headlines and goodwill too.

      I think Isabella just doesn’t have a role in this if she ever did.

    • My2Pence says:

      “A lot of people were surprised that she became a godmother this year because they didn’t know she had close friends”

      I think this is more likely another example of Kate Middleton clinging to William’s friends and not having her own outside William’s sphere. Oliver Baker was William’s friend, she was named godmother of Oliver and Mel’s baby (after they named Oliver one of George’s godfathers). Next time around (if either set of them has another child), Mel may be named godmother of a W&K baby and William godfather to the next Baker. Not because KM is friends with Oliver or Mel on her own, but because William and Oliver are friends.

      Random interesting page:
      http://peeragenews.blogspot.com/2013/10/prince-williams-friend-oliver-baker.html

    • LAK says:

      The RAF wives isn’t that big a deal, and Kate is within her rights to not join them, except for that pesky palace statement right after the wedding that excused her 180 turn on the getting to work PR that they’d pushed during the engagement by saying that she was determined to be a housewife and a member of the RAF wives’ club.

      The RAF club wouldn’t have been an issue whatever her decision if she hadn’t used them as the excuse NOT to take up her royal duties as was expected and pushed by her own PR.

      • My2Pence says:

        Good point, LAK. It was their PR that pushed the whole “full-time house wife cooking for hubby and joining the RAF wives” no time for royal duties. Then it turns out they had 4 full-time staff including cook and housekeeper in Wales, she didn’t join the wives group, she still didn’t do royal engagements, and she was frequently caught by camera phones in London shopping and at the hairdressers. The public was fed a line, once again, only W&K don’t seem to realize we are smart-enough to call them out on it.

    • vangroovey says:

      Oh man, Dame S – spot on!! And yes, the gossip! It’s unbelievable. I mean, I am all for celebrity gossip, but the older I get, the less I understand “normal-on-normal” gossip…for lack of a better terms…lol. I’m out of high school by 20 years or so, and yet, when I return home to visit mom and dad, I discover that people are still gossiping about and shading on each other even though they haven’t even spoken or seen each other in 10 years, but will spin in a second and tell you how yoga has changed their lives, and they are so grounded and “NOW” because of it….the whole scene is insane, actually.

  15. impychan says:

    is it REALLY that impossible for Kate and Cressida to have some bond? Sure there would be some awkward moments but they will most likely be family one day. If these women are smart at all they would know that and make the best of it. I feel like Kate and Cress are being pitted against each other all the time. I favor neither, but don’t hate either.

  16. Hazel says:

    I like the Pipster. She’s a doer. She may have gotten a lot of flak for her book & her writing gigs with Vanity Fair, the Spectator, the Daily Telegraph, and Waitrose Magazine (do I have them all?!), but she wouldn’t be the first socialite to get a gig with major magazines or newspapers.

    • My2Pence says:

      I think the problem is, it is clear that she got all of those gigs off of her familiar connections. Nobody was rushing out to hire her before the engagement and wedding. Just like her family connections are the reason she wasn’t prosecuted for the gun incident in Paris.

      She’d be better off striking off on her own, without being beholden to these places that we all know only want her because of her sister. Hire a contract editor and design team and write a MUCH better book this time around. Publish it print-on-demand through the Party Pieces website. Write her own blog and build her own audience – independently a la Pioneer Woman. That way, any success she has would be far more likely due to own work and ability, and not just because people want the connection to her sister.

  17. Cersei says:

    Off-topic, but a matter of closeness, I saw the pics of Will, Kate & Harry attending a wedding today and, as usual, there’s that mile-wide gap between the happy couple. I wonder sometimes if Will is really that adverse to PDA or if this behavior is just a reflection of their normal relationship. It’s just strange…

    • My2Pence says:

      Their body language rarely looks good, and Kate Middleton always appears happier when Harry is around. Gee, look, Ikon Pictures got the exclusive. Again. Wonder how that keeps happening?

      • FLORC says:

        William is stiff and Harry looks infectiously happy. There’s not scandal there.

      • My2Pence says:

        FLORC, I don’t mean there is scandal between the three. As many people have noted before, Harry seems to try to set people at ease. When he is with W&K, there seems to be *less* tension between the two. When he isn’t there as a buffer, there seems to be more tension to me. Maybe it is because he tries so hard to make the situation cordial, maybe because w/Harry there, William’s focus is split so he does not appear as frustrated with Kate Middleton as he usually does.

    • Cersei says:

      DM just posted a family portrait of the Cambridges. Another PR ploy, but George sure is a cutey.

  18. Jenna says:

    Maybe it’s just me but see Kate as only really being interested in… well Kate! I’m sure she still sees her sister but they just aren’t photographed together. I doubt they even go out in public together much. The article goes on about dropping Pippa, hinting towards the fact she is a social climber but that is exactly what Kate is too. The royals don’t hate Pippa but I’m sure they’re trying to rid themselves of the Middleton connection.

  19. Shazz says:

    Pippa tips for having a great relationship with your sister:
    Choose a girl who has the same exact parents as you and spend time doing fun things with her! It’s far more enjoyable that way, because fun things are so fun to do. Look at family photo albums together (turn quickly past the upstage-y wedding ones) and laugh about those risque pics on the webs that so upset her stuffy new fam; go shopping, go to dinner, go to parties (with her husband’s friends, so you can meet the future Lord Uptrade-y). Talk about your family ties (she will feel guilty for avoiding you). Make inside jokes that only she will understand about the times you stole her boyfriend or a favorite sweater. These are things that will really make you feel that special family closeness. Such activities will bind you together as you desperately try to best her in some small way, now that she has so clearly won the sibling rivalry wars.

  20. Baskingshark says:

    Oh Waity, you shut The Orange One out of your life at your peril – I bet she knows where ALL the bodies are buried. You nailed your prince and if you try to pull the ladder up after you, fugly little Pippy might just get nasty.

    Stay out of tunnels, Pippa.