Pippa Middleton lost her job writing Pippa Tips for Waitrose Weekend magazine


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Pippa Middleton went from a hustler who got paid a small fortune to write Pippa Tips for a number of magazines to “wife of a terribly moderately wealthy man” in a matter of years. After Pippa’s ass of lies made a big splash at the 2011 Royal Wedding, she was offered a number of opportunities, and she took many of them. There was her terrible party-planning book, which netted her something like $500,000 (and didn’t sell). There was her column for Vanity Fair, which was so terrible, it was discontinued in a year. There were other magazine columns, all of which paid handsomely. One of those magazines was for Waitrose’s Weekend magazine, where Pippa offered “tips” on everything from fitness to pregnancy to diet to party-planning. None of her columns were anything special, but that was her longest-running gig. And now it’s over.

Pippa Middleton famously shared some profound fitness and lifestyle insights with readers of Waitrose’s Weekend magazine. In her regular column, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister enlightened her followers with pronouncements such as this tennis tip: ‘I’ve been advised to keep two feet on the ground when hitting strokes.’

But no more, alas. I hear that following a shake-up of the publication’s editorial management team, Pippa’s services are no longer required. Pippa first joined the magazine in 2014. She went on maternity leave shortly before she gave birth to son Arthur, now eight months, although she was expected to return to her role. However, now Waitrose sources tell me the partnership is over.

One says: ‘It was good while it lasted but now that there is a new management team in place, it was decided it was time to end the contract.’ Pippa’s final Weekend outing came at Christmas, when she appeared in a festive photoshoot without Arthur. Three months ago, she wrote a piece for Weekend’s sister publication, Waitrose Food.

[From The Daily Mail]

My guess is that Pippa isn’t too broken up about losing this gig, even if it was – I believe? – her only writing gig at this point. Nowadays, she’s doing what her sister always wanted to be: the wife of a terribly rich man with no responsibilities other than child-rearing and some light charity work. Something I didn’t realize is that Pippa’s son Arthur Michael William Matthews is only eight months old! For some reason, I thought she gave birth to him in 2017, but that’s just my own f–ked up perception of time these days. My guess is that Pippa will have another child too – a little brother or sister for Arthur. So…my guess is that Pippa will find some way to write Pippa Tips for some pregnancy/child magazine, right? Do you guys have a version of Good Housekeeping or Fit Pregnancy in the UK?

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leaving Wimbledon after the men's semifinals

Pippa Matthews (Middleton) shows her very toned leg as she arrives at Wimbledon with James when a gust of wind blows back her wrap dress

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red and Backgrid.

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  1. minx says:

    Whoa! Flashing there, Pips.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Lol…….it’s the best I’ve seen her look in a dress….Flash away, Pippa!!!!

      (At least distract us from the ugly shoes and abysmal handbag) ;-)

    • HK9 says:

      She may keep both feet on the ground when she plays tennis but everything else can fly up and flash the world! LOL

    • ByTheSea says:

      LOL. They didn’t run the picture yesterday and someone accused them of making it up.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Bythesea- can you elaborate? Who is they? This site? I never saw or read anything about Pippa flashing before.

      • Amy Too says:

        There was a post about this dress that Pippa wore and in the post they mentioned it flew up and she flashed. Someone in the comments said something like “there’s a reason they didn’t include the picture of the alleged flashing and that’s because it wasn’t nearly as bad as they made it out to be.” But here we can see that it was indeed a proper flashing.

      • PlainJane says:

        “a proper flashing”

        That made me coffee snort!!

      • LadyT says:

        Hey. That was me, in part. I’ve read so many strongly biased or just plain untrue posts about certain disliked people that I did not believe the proper flashing without the picture. I was wrong. There it is.

    • BeanieBean says:

      At least she’s wearing undies. She had that column for quite some time. I think her mother is writing for that magazine now.

    • agnes says:

      Well, it *is* a family tradition.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I wish women would stop wearing dresses and high heels to outdoor sporting events. It looks ridiculous.

  2. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Poor Pippa.

    Not really. She’ll find some other gig using her royal connections, and if not, she has her terribly moderately wealthy husband to support her. But I won’t knock her charity endeavors. She seems to do quite a bit for a private citizen and every little bit helps.

  3. escondista says:

    “The day after Thanksgiving is, in my opinion, the biggest shopping day of the year.”
    I hear Peggy Hill needs a cowriter for the Arlen Standard

  4. Red Snapper says:

    I just … don’t know how she looks in the mirror before she leaves the house and says “Yes. Perfect”. She has the worst taste in *everything*!

  5. Rina says:

    Knickers

  6. AprilMay says:

    I’m surprised we’ve gone this far without getting a picture of Arthur. I can only guess thats coming from James.

  7. Cee says:

    I feel bad about the photo showing her underwear. I’d be mortified.

    She will be fine. She doesn’t need to work.

    • kerwood says:

      She probably has it framed by now.

    • My3cents says:

      Nah, she’s just doing her big sister proud.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Don’t, there were many of them both flashing their white knickers getting in and out of taxi’s (drunk and sober) back in the day during the Waity years. There is likely a Middleton scrapbook somewhere in Mid Towers – they liked to ask the paps for copies for a ‘family scrapbook’.

    • Cee says:

      LOL at the comments. I would be mortified, regardless.

    • MissM says:

      There are photos of her topless on a yacht in Ibiza in front of her entire family and she was well aware that she was being photographed. I seriously doubt that she cares about this.

  8. Becks1 says:

    Oh, Pippa Tips. Those were fun.

    We all know she doesn’t have to work, and I kind of feel like she has been playing at it for the past few years, trying to do just enough that people cant say “Pippa doesn’t work.”

  9. Digital Unicorn says:

    TBH I think she will be gutted as it was her only ‘legit’ claim to celebrity, I wonder if Ma got booted too as she wrote for Waitrose as well.

    The question is: where is there to go after Waitrose? To get dropped by a supermarket chain, not great …….

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I think what she really wanted was a title. I just remember her always chasing those (en)titled aristo boys, although none were willing to actually marry her. Humiliating yourself is worth it if it pays off in the end (like with Kate), but it didn’t for poor Pippa.

    • Meganbot2000 says:

      I can put in a word at my local Asda.

  10. Boodiba says:

    I remember Pippa Tips parody account, not any specific tweets but there were some hilarious ones.

    • ElleBee says:

      We have a new Social Media manager where I work and one of my favourite tips from her on Instagram is “Make sure to change your kitchen sponge.” My colleagues and I laughed at it for days because of the Pippaesque nature.

  11. Joy says:

    Pippa tip: when needing a attention, make sure to wear a dress guaranteed to show your pantaloons at Wimbledon

  12. duchess of hazard says:

    She’d probably get a gig at Tatler. Probably. Although to be fair to Tatler, as much as their writing style is annoying, it’s still a sort of style.

  13. Jumpingthesnark says:

    She clearly loves sports and working out, and it shows. Her fashion seems like she doesn’t really care that much, which I understand. If I were her I’d keep on working out like that, hire a good stylist, do charity stuff around sports. I hear that it isn’t too difficult to find a good stylist in London (sarcasm) .

  14. Rina says:

    “I think that a safety pin can be used to secure a dress on a windy day. Safety pins can be purchased from a store.”

    - Pippa Tips
    😊

  15. Meg says:

    Loving the shade thrown in the article, ‘Pippa Middleton famously shared some profound fitness and lifestyle insights..’

  16. Rina says:

    Oops, double post.

  17. My3cents says:

    I’m just waiting for pics of James flashing. I guess it’s a family tradition by now.

    • Chaine says:

      He already has, wasn’t there some famous photo of him that came around the time of the Cambridge wedding where he was purposefully dropping his drawers and mooning?

  18. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I actually like that yellow dress. I nornally don’t like her taste in clothes but that dress is cute.

  19. Nova says:

    Is she spending too much time in the sun? She looks like Kate’s aunt

  20. There is a UK version of Good Housekeeping along with a magazine called RED. She could also write for the Lady. If this were the 1920′s, she could have gotten a gig writing a light gossip column for the newspaper or Jennifer’s Diary which used to be featured in Harpers & Queen before it became Harper’s Bazaar. And there’s always HELLO magazine.

    • lingli says:

      The Lady absolutely kills me – the only place I ever see it is in our doctor’s waiting room (it’s in a town with a lot of wealthy elderly folks, which might explain it). Oh, and occasionally on the magazine rack at Marks & Spencer. I picked it up once when I was waiting for an appointment and it was literally short stories about cats, pictures of country houses, and adverts for “lady’s companions” and boarding school matrons. I think Pippa might be a bit too young and trendy for their readership…

      • Blueskies says:

        I’ve never heard of Lady but it reminds me of The People’s Friend, haha. Is that still in publication?

  21. FredsMother says:

    So haggard in the face. All that money…. Take your vitamins, Pippa. There are no nutrients in Botox.

    • truthSF says:

      Girl is looking so old for mid 30s. Kate may look older than her age, but Pippa just looks plain old. If I didn’t know her age, I would’ve guess late 40s.

  22. Izzy says:

    “profound insights” LMFAO

  23. Mego says:

    Ass of lies? Did she wear a prosthetic?

  24. kerwood says:

    Pippa doesn’t care about this. She’s fulfilled her purpose in life, the reason why she padded her ass at her sister’s wedding. She’s got a rich husband. Pippa can devote herself to the Middleton family hobby; aggressive social climbing. And showing her pink bits whenever she sees a camera.

  25. Joanna says:

    You guys are killing me w these comments! 🤣😂😃

  26. Katt says:

    IIRC Kate wore a yellow dress when she flashed her bum on a Canadian tarmac. And Pippa sang, “Anything you can do, I can do better… Yes, I can, Yes, I can!” Hence, the comeback in her very own yellow dress.

    The same theory likely applies to the nipple tacks on their dresses, shoes, moisturizers, etc. Meow!