Pippa Middleton & James Matthews sold their London townhouse for a profit

This really seems to be the Summer of Pippa! After the Jubbly, Pippa Middleton and Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews welcomed their third child, a little girl they named… Rose. A particularly provocative name, given the extracurricular activities of Pippa’s brother-in-law. In addition to welcoming Baby Rose, sources confirmed that Pippa had completed her master’s degree in physical education, with a focus on education for the Early Years. And finally, we learned that TMW James had purchased a palatial estate in Berkshire. A much bigger and fancier estate than Adelaide Cottage, where Pippa’s sister will now reside. Since we learned about the new Berkshire estate, I wondered if that would simply be Pippa and James’s weekend home and they would keep their huge London townhouse. Apparently not! From a recent Eden Confidential column:

Talk about a nice little earner. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have sold their Chelsea pad for £22.5 million — £5.5 million more than hedge fund manager James, 46, spent on the five-floor townhouse (with six en-suites, a gym, underground cinema and staff room) in 2014. The couple recently snapped up a 30-room Georgian mansion in Berkshire for £15 million, near to where Pippa, 38, and her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, grew up in Bucklebury. The new home should comfortably accommodate their growing family — third child Rose was born last month.

[From The Daily Mail]

So… that’s interesting. Pippa and TMW James have left London for good and they’ll now raise their family in the country, close (ish) to Kate at Adelaide Cottage and Middleton Manor in Bucklebury. There’s been a lot of talk about how Kate has possibly been copykeening Pippa this whole time on Early Years, but with the move to Berkshire, it feels like maybe Pippa is copykeening Kate? I don’t know. It felt really sudden last year, when William and Kate started telegraphing their desire to “move to Windsor.” Maybe it was around that time that Pippa started talking about how she saw herself raising her kids in Berkshire too. Anyway, Pippa ended up with everything Kate wanted. A big house in the country, a terribly rich husband who adores her, credibility and expertise on Early Years… the sister drama is something else.

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30 Responses to “Pippa Middleton & James Matthews sold their London townhouse for a profit”

  1. Noki says:

    Everything’s coming up roses for Pippa.

  2. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Pippa probably said last year they were looking to buy in Berkshire and, would you look at that?! Kate then wanted to live closer to home and have a bigger estate than the one Pips was looking at! But it’s one thing when you can choose a home because you’re paying for it. It’s another when you’re a beggar. Khate, you’re a beggar.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Pip and James bought that Petting Zoo/Glamping property about 2-3 yrs ago, so I think the idea to move nearer that was up then as well. I remember reading Pip wants to run that…run some kind of classes there…? Too lazy to look it up as I’m only on my 1st cup of coffee (slept late today! lol)

      Still… I think our Keen Katie is going Krazy with Pip’s perks!

  3. DouchesOfCambridge says:

    They probably had this planned out to move and be all closer together without kingpeg.

  4. Julia K says:

    Carole is calling the children home. Circling the wagons maybe?

  5. Nic919 says:

    This could also be the Middletons battening up the hatches because of the separation. And it’s also likely that James isn’t as terribly rich as they claim and having a mansion may be costly enough without another place in Chelsea.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah – its obvs that they are separated and have been for some time, I think a public announcement will be made when TQ passes. I think they’ll pull a Goop – maybe one of the reasons she’s look happier is that she’s not going to have to ‘work’ any more, except show up at the big family/balcony events (no way gf is giving up those balcony appearances).

    • Bettyrose says:

      That’s the only reason I could see for selling the London place. Why wouldn’t you keep a spot in London if you could? It would rent for a mint and would be great for culture excursions when the kids are older. But they can get a smaller flat when the kids are ready for theater and museums.

    • DouchesOfCambridge says:

      A case of buying a huge impressive house in the country to avoid huge spendings in the city mansion! the rich getting poorer have been doing that since forever

  6. Emily says:

    I may be reading too much into this, but maybe Pippa and Kate want to be closer to each other because Kate is essentially a single mom or will be.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Not at all. That’s a perfectly good explanation. I don’t know that Pippa would restructure her life just for Kate, but if she already wanted to raise her brood in the country the timing seems right. It takes a village to raise the FFFK. Even though I doubt George will ever be king, it’s sort of fascinating that if he is he’ll be a king raised in the upper middle class suburban world surrounded by nouveau riche.

  7. Diana says:

    Can you believe how often Pippa and TMW James hold hands? In public???

  8. Qita says:

    He’s 10 years older than her, different generations. At least he’s not bald or Chubby though, imo not bad looking but I find it interesting that he married so late

    • Bean says:

      From what I have read – he was pretty much waiting for Pippa. They dated earlier, she then dated other (titled) men and then came back to him. She’s his lobster 😜
      It all worked out – they both seem very happy.

  9. B says:

    I don’t see it as copykeening Kate but as something similar to how New Yorkers used to move to Connecticut once they got married or started having more kids. You just want more space and if you are going to move why not closer to your mom/family and have more help with the kids.

  10. HeyKay says:

    I’m OK with this. 😀 As if anyone is waiting for my go-ahead.
    Maybe it’s just that now with the young kids, they all want to be a bit closer to Ma & Pa Middleton.
    Get the cousins to know each other, etc.
    And, be honest now, if you could afford to move to a nice, big house in the English country, why would you not?

    Invite me Middletons! I have good manners. 😀

    • A says:

      I think the issue here isnt really Pippa and James’s moves but Kate’s. William and Kate have in the last 10 years been given two seprate houses to renovate and live in by way of the tax payer, and now they are angling for a 3rd because Kate suddenly got homesick? Also, all this is going on while William is preaching about the homeless and a cost of living crises is happening.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    I think Pippa has finally found her niche in life. She got the rich husband, three children, the mansion and a masters degree. It doesn’t seem like she’s craves the limelight anymore as the pap walks have disappeared. Good for her. I said this before but it wouldn’t surprise me if there were tensions between the sisters because Pippa has a better life than Kate.

    • Green girl says:

      Remember how Pippa got so much garbage for leveraging her 15 minutes of fame into a somewhat lucrative career? I don’t think we realized it then, but she proved she was smart and willing to work. And if you are suddenly in the limelight why NOT use it for your benefit?

  12. Harper says:

    I’m surprised they sold the London place. But since James is in finance (I think?) he probably thinks the housing market might drop due to inflation, so is cashing in now on the London property and will rebuy something smaller in town when the market is soft. I would think they would not be without a London place for socializing.

  13. notasugarhere says:

    They look like one of those photos where you exchange their faces – and cannot tell the switch was made.

  14. og bella says:

    love the red dress. I have a thing for wrap dresses

  15. Blujfly says:

    They poured money into that house and the renovations were so extensive that they had to move out at some point. So basing their profit solely off what they bought it for isn’t accurate.

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