From the Pen of Pippa

Pippa Middleton, Vanity Fair's New Contributing Editor, On Her and Kate's Wimbledon Obsession

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So, now we know why Pippa Middleton was setting up her own company.

For the sister of the future Queen of England has landed a fancy pants new job as a Vanity Fair contributing editor.

A few highlights of her first editorial for the glossy are available online at, in which the 29-year-old sister of the Duchess of Cambridge reminisces about her most memorable experiences at Wimbledon, the British tennis tournament synonymous with the English summer which starts at the end of June.

It hasn't always been royal box treatment for the Middletons, of course. She reveals that she and Kate once queued up for hours to get tickets for "People's Sunday" when tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is a second magazine job for Pippa, and whole lot more classy than her other gig which involves penning the "Friday Night Feasts" column in British supermarket Waitrose's magazine.


"I first went to Wimbledon when I was eight years old and already a very keen tennis player,” says Pippa Middleton in her first dispatch as Vanity Fair’s newest contributing editor. “During this first trip I acted on my childish tennis dreams and bought myself a postcard of the women’s championship trophy, on which I wrote, ‘I will win this one day,’ with my signature below.”

The 29-year-old sister to the Duchess of Cambridge says she was quite a tomboy growing up—so much so, that she once told the whole Middleton family that “if I had to get married, it would be in my tennis whites—shorts with no pleats or frills.”

Duly, the London-based columnist and author of Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends has written a personal guide to the oldest tennis tournament in the world, her first in a series of columns for the magazine.

There's also a comment from editor Graydon Carter who writes: "She's a keen observer of British lifestyle pursuits and customs. She is also an avid sportswoman, and we look forward to her take on traditional English pursuits, beginning with Wimbledon.”

Pippa also has done a short Q&A with Roger Federer for the new issue of the magazine.