Just when we think we have Pippa Middleton pegged, she goes and surprises us. The famous sister of Kate is easy to skewer -- as a social climber, a bad writer, a wild partier or an opportunistic lover of the limelight.
But as turns out, Pippa knows exactly what people think about her... and she's not so uptight that she can't skewer herself, too. In a recent blog post for the Spectator (she's a blogger too??), Middleton writes about her difficult journey in a recent cross-country ski marathon:
What made my rucksack so heavy? Well, I had to pack my Cheltenham fur hat, various other bits of clothing that PR people have sent me, and several signed copies of my book Celebrate.
We KNEW IT.
No, not really. In fact, it was mostly taken up with various crampons, a harness with karabiner, avalanche probes, snow shovel, ski skins, and the all-important under-thermals.
Pippa has acknowledged all the gossipy chatter about her before. In her party-planning book, Celebrate, she wrote, "It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom."
Startling indeed -- but not as startling as hearing Pippa speak so candidly about it. Read the rest of her blog post at Blogs.Spectator.co.uk. Does this make you more of a Pippa fan?
See that other thing Pippa's known for: style.