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Better to Be Pippa Middleton Than Kate Middleton

Why I'd Rather Be Pippa Middleton Than Kate

Who knew there was a consolation prize for being the other Middleton girl? Pippa Middleton may just be the most famous nonfamous person in the world right now. People snicker at sister Kate's fame, saying she's done nothing but tie the golden knot, but what has Pippa done besides look lovely for the camera at the royal wedding? Fortunately, that is all you need to get your foot in the spotlight.

While Kate returned from her honeymoon to go grocery shopping in the Wales countryside, Pippa is being photographed on the streets of London, gracing magazine covers, and bouncing between two party-planning jobs and, surely, plenty of parties themselves. Her sister's future is sealed, but Pippa's is full of possibility. Has she earned it? No. Can she? Yes.

Besides being unofficially dubbed the most eligible bachelorette in the world, she's now getting unsolicited career advice. A writer at Fox News detailed how she could earn millions, ranging from writing a book or, depressingly, licensing "her image to a line of girl’s dolls." I say neither. She could become an overnight fashion designer — nobody would ask questions — or start her own party-planning business that's more London posh and less 5-year-old birthday than her parents' company, Party Pieces.

The point is she can do anything while Kate is, let's face it, basically expected to make royal babies and take up philanthropy like it's knitting. So now, let's hear from you: which Middleton sister would you rather be?

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stephley stephley 5 years
I don’t know that Kate’s getting such a tough deal. She married a man with whom she seems to have a very strong friendship, both took plenty of time to consider the union; their immediate families seem very happy and supportive of the match. Wills position means that she’s going to have the opportunity to do a great deal of good in the world while living a fairly comfortable life – philanthropy is nothing to sneer at. I don’t see her grocery shopping as drudgery, but as an important effort to stay grounded in maintaining her home and I don’t see why anyone would roll their eyes at the notion that she’ll have children – it’s not as if she’s a sister wife expected to pop out a royal Duggar clan. I hope Pippa shoots higher than the advice offered here, surely she can do more with her life than be a vacant British Lauren Conrad.
Colleen-Barrett Colleen-Barrett 5 years
haha, I do NOT want to be Pippa or Kate. I'm just saying everyone thought Kate got the prize, but I would take Pippa's position over hers any day.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
yay skg!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
yay skg!
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
bravo SKG!!! my thoughts exactly!
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 5 years
Pippa, hands down. I wouldn't do anything as crass as the endorsements. I would however help 'Catherine' out with charitable endeavors. It would keep her visible in society, but in a respectable way. She has all the benefits of being related to the royals and none of the pressure. She just has to stay classy; it shouldn't be that hard, right?
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