Dressed in Azzedine Alaia for her Wimbledon-inspired photoshoot, Pippa Middleton is a vision in white. Vanity Fair‘s newest contributing editor published her very first piece in the mag’s July 2013 issue, going on and on about how very British the annual fortnight full of tennis is, and what she considers a good calorie splurge in honor of the sport’s fanciest fortnight (get used to that word. It’s used a lot in the spread).
What does Pip reveal in the article?
- She was a tomboy as a yougin’ – Middleton declared that if she had to get married, it would be in her “tennis whites-shorts with no pleats or frills.”
- Once upon a time, she and the DoC were just like us – In 2004, Middleton and older sister Catherine got in line at 5am on “People’s Sunday,” waiting three hours to purchase discounted Center Court tickets. These days, the girls watch from the royal box (front row, natch)
- She’s a sucker for fatty foods (but only sometimes, as overdoing it would be seen as “greedy”) – After noshing on fresh strawberries and sipping Pimms (sipping, not pounding), Pippa might indulge in a “classic cream tea: sones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and butter white-bread finger sandwiches (crusts off) filled with thinly sliced cucumber, tomato, or smoked salmon with plenty of salt and pepper.”
- OMG. One time, Mr. Middleton totally blew up her spot – “I was at Wimbledon with my dad watching Tim Henman and Pete Sampras play,” Middleton wrote. “We were sitting quite close to the players’ court entrance. When Tim Henman walked onto the court, the crowd cheered him, and as he neared our seats my dad mistakenly yelled, ‘Come on, Pete.’ That was embarrassing.”
Wimbledon 2013 kicks off Monday, June 24th and ends on Sunday, July 7th. It’s highly unlikely that the Duchess of Cambridge will attend this year, given that she is due mid-July.