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Pippa Middleton: “My royal wedding dress was too tight”

Pippa Middleton speaks about the upside, downside and backside of fame
Pippa Middleton

Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa Middleton, has revealed the many perks and pitfalls of being the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge.

In her debut ­after-dinner speech, the 30-year-old younger sister spoke for the first time about that bridesmaid’s dress, which threatened to upstage the bride of the Royal wedding thanks to its slinky cut and revealing rear-view.

Pippa quipped that she was just “glad it fitted” at first but “in ­retrospect it fitted a little too well.”

“As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and – you may say – its backside.”

Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding

Pippa also spoke about the less light-hearted aspects of being a relative of a Royal, telling the audience that her life changed forever following the wedding in April 2011.

Accusations that she was cashing in on her sister’s fortunes by writing a book and accepting offers to write columns for magazines and newspapers were deeply hurtful. And the negative response to her party planning book Celebrate – which only sold 18,000 copies – had been “difficult”.

Photo: Arif Durrani @DurraniMix, Twitter Wearing a floor-length dark green gown, Pippa spoke to around 400 people at the Women in Advertising and Communications dinner at London’s ritzy Savoy Hotel, with tickets costing £132 each.

Pippa Middleton at the Women in Advertising and Communications dinner

Wearing a floor-length dark green gown, Pippa spoke to around 400 people at the Women in Advertising and Communications dinner at London’s ritzy Savoy Hotel, with tickets costing £132 each.

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