Will Pippa Middleton be her sister Kate Middleton’s Lady in Waiting once Kate becomes Princess Kate when she marries her Prince Charming, Prince William? Apparently that is being considered. So what IS a Lady-in-Waiting and what does she do? Read about it below and see lots of pictures of Kate’s younger sister Pippa.
Pippa Middleton is Kate Middleton’s younger sister. The 26-year-old has been working for her parents’ company Party Pieces. She recently launched an online magazine, The Party Times, as part of that business. She also works a couple of days a week at Table Talk, a London events company. Now it looks like she might very well be taking on a much higher profile role as her sister’s Lady-in-Waiting.
We can only imagine the plans that have been being made since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement a couple of weeks ago. They don’t have that long to plan, considering who they are and what has to be done before the wedding at Westminster Abbey on Friday, April 29, 2011.
One of the decisions to be made is who will be her primary Lady-in-Waiting. Rumor has it she will ask her sister to fill that role just as soon as she’s finished being a bridesmaid in the wedding.
Pippa and Kate are very close and Kate will need someone to assist her when she travels and attends events. If she were to take on the role, she would not be formal Lady-in-Waiting, required to curtsy as the Queen’s aides are required to do. Instead, she’d be Kate’s right-hand person. Traditionally ladies-in-waiting are close friends and relatives.
The duties of a lady-in-waiting include responding to personal correspondence, traveling with the Royal party on official visits.
Once they are married, William and Kate will share an office and secretaries, however, Kate will need her own assistant. That is the role that is being suggested for Pippa Middleton. Friends say she’s the perfect choice because of her close relationship with Kate.
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No one is saying that Kate has asked or that Pippa will accept if the offer is made. Still, its being talked about.
Meanwhile enjoy the Pippa Middleton photos below.