The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that Pippa Middleton had a few meetings with HarperCollins publishers to discuss a party planning book, a deal which would earn Prince William’s sister-in-law $1.5 million. Middleton, who runs The Party Times blog for Party Pieces, owned by her parents, plans to give advice on what to serve at an event, decorating and etiquette.
However, news of a potential book deal reportedly isn’t sitting well with the public. Tom Sykes of the Daily Beast (via Us Weekly) wrote that now is “hardly the perfect moment, culturally, for a privileged young lady who will one day be the queen’s sister to be bringing out a guide to entertaining in style, especially when Kate is the woman who can do no wrong, engaging in thoroughly worthy pursuits such as raising the profile of UNICEF in drought-hit Kenya.”
My thoughts on this issue? I don’t see a problem with Middleton putting out a book on something she’s very passionate about. Even though she is Her Royal Highness’s sister, Middleton is still a private citizen who has done everything possible to not embarrass both Catherine and the royal family. The book, I imagine, will be done tastefully. Perhaps Middleton can donate a portion of the proceeds from the book when it hits stores.
Wearing the “Yvette” jacket in french navy by Sara Berman (via InStyle), Middleton made her daily trek to work in London yesterday (November 3rd).