Pippa Middleton To Adele: Hello, Want To Sing At My Wedding?

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Pippa Middleton will wed Eden Roc Capital Management CEO James Matthews next year, and like any bride-to-be, Middleton is going full steam ahead with wedding plans.

Middleton, 33, was hoping to hire Adele to sing at the nuptials, a source told Us Weekly.

Then she realized that someone as talented as Adele could command up to $1 million for an appearance.

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Pippa realized how expensive she’d be!” the source said.

Best to put together an Adele playlist instead, love.

With her background in party planning, the source said Middleton “has been really hands-on” with planning her wedding.

She was spotted at Lavender Green Flowers in London on September 13th checking out the ivory and lace bridal bouquets.

“Pippa took tons of photos on her phone and was really excited.”

Middleton’s floral arrangement may be a stark contrast to the bouquet her older sister carried for her April 2011 wedding to Prince William, which was comprised of  myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth, and sweet William blooms.

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Stems from a myrtle planted by Queen Victoria in 1845 were also added, per tradition for royal brides.

The theme of the wedding sounds like it’ll be English countryside, an apt decision given that Matthews proposed to Middleton in the lakes district.

“Pippa doesn’t want it to be too expensive or look gaudy,” the source said.

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As for what role the Duchess of Cambridge will play, most of us who cover royalty assume that Her Royal Highness will not serve as a maid-of-honor, since it’s a little below her station to do so.

Instead, Catherine might give a reading or get involved in a more subtle way.

Catherine’s children, however, could very well be part of the bridal party.

Prince William and Prince Harry were both in family weddings as children; William was in Prince Andrew and Fergie’s 1986 wedding, while Harry served as a page boy at his his maternal uncle, Charles Spencer’s 1989 nuptials to first wife Victoria Lockwood.

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Pippa Middleton and Her Engagement Ring Help Raise Money On BGC Charity Day

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Hurrah for charity and the spirit of giving and betrothals!

Pippa Middleton made her debut at BGC Charity Day in London’s Canary Wharf on September 12th, put on by BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald in New York to raise money for the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.

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The annual day remembers the 658 Cantor employees and 61 Eurobrokers who perished in the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center.

“Charity Day is our way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others,” BGC stated on its site.  Continue reading

Pippa Middleton’s New “Title:” What Does It Actually Mean?

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Last week, after the dust settled and Pippa Middleton’s engagement to financier James Matthews became old news, the Daily Express revealed that Middleton will one day become “Lady Glen Affric.”

The press had a field day with the news, billing it as a new way for Middleton to try and one-up her older sister, the Duchess of cambridge.  “Two Titles For The Middleton Girls!” was all any media outlet could talk about.

I had absolutely no idea what to make of Middleton’s future title, so I asked royal expert and author Marlene Koenig to clear up the confusion surrounding the future Lady Glen Affric.

What exactly is a lairdship?

Before the Act of Union, when Scotland was an independent kingdom, lairds (15th & 16th century) were property owners holding land separate from the Scottish crown. This allowed them to attend the Scottish Parliament.

By the 17th century, the laird was the chief of a Highland clan.  Continue reading

Pippa Middleton To Inherit Title Thanks To Fiance James Matthews

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Do you hear that whirring sound?  That would be Carole Middleton spinning around her massive Bucklebury home in glee.

Why?  Because her younger daughter will one day inherit a title, just like her older sister.

Not as grand, no, but still…

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Pippa Middleton’s fiance, James Matthews is a self-made man and is doing very well for himself, but his family also happens to enjoy great success the luxury hotel business.

James’ father, David, is Laird of Glen Affric, a 10,000-acre estate in Scotland that serves as a hotel, according to the Daily ExpressContinue reading

Pippa Middleton Confirms Engagement To James Matthews, Looks Giddy As Heck

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Good on ya, Pipps!

Last night, the Daily Mail‘s Richard Kay had it on good authority that Pippa Middleton was engaged to investment firm owner James Matthews.

At around the same time the story was published, Middleton attended a party in support of the British Heart Foundation, hiding her left hand from photographers (though no bauble was visible, it’s likely Middleton was hiding a ring tan).  Continue reading

How Pippa Middleton May Have Helped Kate Impress The Queen

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Back in 2012, it was widely reported that the Duchess of Cambridge was into making jams and giving them out as gifts.

In fact, royal reporter Katie Nicholl specified that Catherine “started making homemade pots of fruit jam” while William worked as a search-and-rescue pilot for the RAF in Wales.

“She gave strawberry jam and plum preserves out as Christmas pres­ents” in 2011, Nicholls reported.

Catherine more or less confirmed this during a teaser for the upcoming ITV documentary, The Queen at 90.

In her first interview since becoming engaged to Prince William in November 2010, Catherine spoke of gifting Her Majesty during the holidays.

The royal family adheres to the German tradition of opening gifts on Christmas eve; expensive presents are discouraged, while small trinkets and gag gifts are encouraged.  Continue reading

A Solo (And Gorgeous) Pippa Middleton Speaks At British Heart Foundation Ball

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With a heart-shaped clutch, (what I believe is) a gold Cartier LOVE bracelet and a Mustique tan, Pippa Middleton posed for photos before giving a speech at tonight’s British Heart Foundation Ball.

 

I want to say that Middleton is wearing Kiki McDonough’s smoky quartz round drop earrings (color isn’t available on the site, but here is the shape for reference).

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Pippa Middleton And James Matthews: Are They Back Together?

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Back in October 2012, Pippa Middleton was spotted on a date with James Matthews, who started his own firm, Eden Rock Capital Management in 2001, and is the older brother of Made in Chelsea‘s Spencer Matthews.

The relationship didn’t last long.  Shortly after, Middleton began a three-year relationship with Nico Jackson.  The two broke up last October, according to People.

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Middleton and her brother, James spent the New Year holiday at Eden Rock hotel in St. Barts, owned by Spencer and James’s family.

This was Pippa and James’s second visit to the island in four months; Carole and Michael joined them in August.  Continue reading

Pippa Middleton’s Blue Jenny Packham Gown: Yay or Nay?

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On Saturday night, Pippa Middleton attended the annual Boodles Boxing Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, raising funds for the Gordon Ramsay Foundation in association with Cancer Research UK.  The ball raises funds for a different charity each time, drawing in the great and the good from London society to cheer on amateur boxers.

Middleton and her older sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, have appeared at the biennial charity event on and off since 2006, when Catherine made her first appearance in a clingy blue BCBG gownContinue reading

Pippa Middleton Writes Another Out-of-Touch Story, Does Her Image No Favors

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I’ve tried to defend her against critics, but there’s only so much one can do when faced with a Workouts 101 story that belongs in an era when physical fitness was a brand new concept.

 

The Daily Mail had a whale of a time mocking Pippa Middleton‘s Waitrose Column on working out, where she doled out gems like “Working harder will increase your metabolic rate, not only during exercise but for a few hours after too,” and “Regular power walks at a moderate-to-high intensity will give you those wonderful endorphins – invaluable to staying positive and crunching calories.”  Continue reading