Pippa Middleton steps out in London with a good green coat & her terribly rich husband

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leave annual service at St Luke's Church in London

When Pippa Middleton married Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews, I thought we were in for a Pippa-Renaissance of lifestyle-blogging and mommy blogging and Pippa Tipping writ large. That seemed to be the eventual goal of all the press and paid photo-ops and sponsorships around the wedding and honeymoon. But soon after the honeymoon, Pippa really did start to get more low-key. We really only see her at public events a few times a year, and she seems to live the kind of life which would have suited her sister Kate very well, doing some charity work and raising her kid in total privacy.

Anyway, Pippa and TMW James stepped out last night for the annual Henry van Straubenzee Christmas Carol concert. Carole Middleton was there too. I don’t have an ID on any of these coats, but I like Pippa’s green look a lot. I hate those ankle booties though. And suddenly, I find TMW James kind of handsome? He seems to have a little salt-and-pepper thing with his hair and y’all know I love a tall, odd-looking older dude. He appeals to me, out of nowhere.

As for this event, it’s a charity thing for a friend of the Middletons and the Windsors. Per Harper’s Bazaar: “The annual Henry van Straubenzee Christmas Carol concert is hosted by the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, an organization that donates to schools in Africa and is dedicated to the upholding the life of Prince William and Prince Harry’s late friend, who died in a car crash when he was 18 years old in 2002. It’s also the first organization that the two princes became patrons of.” Neither William nor Harry attended this year’s concert, though they have done in past years.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leave annual service at St Luke's Church in London

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leave annual service at St Luke's Church in London

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Wow, Kate and Carole look just alike.

  2. The Mehgetarian says:

    Pippa really looks like Fleabag’s sister sometimes.

  3. BeanieBean says:

    Looks like Pippa & her mom are wearing the same booties. And that is a lovely green coat indeed.

  4. dlc says:

    Carole Middleton, as usual, looks way more stylish than Pippa.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Carole looks amazing. Pips looks really great, aside from those horrible booties. If she had a knee length boot it would be a win. TMW James DOES look good here. They both look really happy.

    • minx says:

      Was just gonna say. I love Carole’s coat, she always looks good.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Carole is the best dressed Middleton woman.

  5. Becks1 says:

    I admit, I also thought Pippa post-marriage would be a little more….flashy? public? IDK how to put it. But instead she definitely took a step back. She and JM seem happy together, so good for them.

  6. Ashley G says:

    It’s Mango

  7. Fran says:


  8. goofpuff says:

    Pippa’s rich private life peppered with occasional publicity on her terms seems light years more envious than Kate’s fishbowl courtier life. Pippa can spend however much money she wants, go on as many vacations she wants, have as many nannies she wants without having to pretend to be ‘just like us’ to hordes of crazy stans and tabloids. And she and her husband genuinely look very happy and relaxed together.

  9. bitchyarchitect says:

    He looks a little Matthew Mcfaddyon-ish so I am finding him pretty hot except for the smug look on his face.

  10. AprilMay says:

    Eh William hasn’t attended since 2014 and Harry was there last year with Meghan. ( Kate hasn’t been since 2010) .
    Anyway just say I’m surprised that pips has been so quiet, she still ‘writes’ for the odd publication and gets papped every now and again but otherwise is pretty quiet.

  11. thickasthieves says:

    I think the Middleton’s enjoy their notoriety. If Pippa didn’t have a queen consort in the family, would she have stans and press after her because of her wealthy husband? Rich and famous seems to be their goal.

  12. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Saw this and the first thing in my head — from the Windsor’s— “Puppa!!!!!!”

  13. My3cents says:

    What is up with the Middleton sisters and green and red ensembles? A couple days ago Kate was also green and red.
    December has come, must dress like Santa’s helper?

  14. amayson1977 says:

    I think Pippa’s coat looks like a posh bathrobe, but the color is lovely. Her ankle booties look dreadful, too. Carole is crushing it as a stylish, attractive older woman. And yes, TMWJ looks HAWT here. I think it’s the sweater-under-a-blazer-tucked-into-trousers. I dunno. Definitely looks less gawky. I might.

  15. carmen says:

    Is there a big age difference between Pippa and her husband? Maybe it’s just a bad picture but here he looks like a better match for Carol.

  16. Digital Unicorn says:

    Pips is my fave Middleton offspring – she always seemed to have more brains and hustle than the other 2. She def married better, James loves her and it shows, he’s not likely in Norfolk trimming rosebushes.

  17. Sparkly says:

    I’m not surprised at all that she settled down after she got married. The goal was never a career but an acceptable husband.