10.21.12 5:43 AM ET
Pippa Middleton: "It's Startling to Achieve Global Recognition on Account of Your Bottom".
Pippa Middleton has made her first public comment about her celebrity status in the pages of her new party planning book, Celebrate, writing: “It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that’s the right word) before the age of 30, on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom.
“One day, I might be able to make sense of this.
"In the meantime I think it's fair to say that it has its upside and its downside. I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of – but in most ways I'm a typical girl in her 20s trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances."
The book is not published for another week but the Telegraph has published the comments.
As Pippa has cancelled all media engagements to promote the book, it seems like this is all we'll be getting.
That's right, Pippa won’t be taking a single question on the coolest way to ice cupcakes or fielding a call on the best way to run a game of naked billiards (sorry, carve a pumpkin).
She’s doing nothing. Zilch. Nada.
A clearly deeply pissed staffer at U.K. publishers Michael Joseph, who have, God bless them, done everything they can to express their support for Pippa over recent months, including letting it be widely known that she did not use a ghost writer, told the Royalist via an unusually abrupt email, “Pippa is not available for interviews in the U.K.”
And it seems the omerta applies in the U.S. as well. The Daily News’ Hollywood correspondent, James Desborough, has reported that Pippa has chosen to pass up big money interviews with Oprah, Ellen de Generes and Anderson Cooper rather than risk being accused of cashing in on her royal connections.