Racy Pippa Middleton Photo Controversy: Will Royal Family Respond?

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The Royal Wedding couldn't have gone better for the UK's first family, but semi-racy Pippa Middleton pictures continue to surface and cause a stir online.

Pippa, the younger and less reserved sister of newly-crowned Duchess Catherine, is simply doing what a stunning, twenty-something party girl does.

But when your sister marries Prince William, everything is scrutinized.

One shows Pippa in a bra and short white skirt grinding with a guy who's clearly psyched. Not something Queen Elizabeth would be psyched about.

"They were taken a few years ago," says CBS News Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter of the racy snaps. "Yes, Pippa is in her underwear, but she's not doing anything illegal. They're the sort of pictures that crop up for pretty much any college student."

"It's just unfortunate that Pippa's learning about fame the hard way. "

So how are Pippa and her royal in-laws handling the controversy?

"It's not that she's angry," Arbiter said. "But by association, it's embarrassing for the royal family. The queen would much rather us be talking about William taking part in two mountain rescues this week (in his role as a military helicopter pilot)."

"But instead, Pippa made quite a splash at the wedding, and so, of course, that's what we're talking about. I'm sure (the queen is) going to be having a word to make sure these pictures are sat on and, hopefully, this will be the last we see of them."

Pippa "absolutely" didn't realize she'd be the subject of so much scrutiny, Arbiter says, "especially because these pictures were taken awhile ago."

"Pippa is a classy girl. She is a good girl. She's definitely got a twinkle in her eye. She's not quite as well-behaved as Kate, shall we say? But she goes into a nightclub looking fabulous and she comes out looking fabulous."

"She's not sort of falling all over the place, losing her mind."

Or accepting offers from Vivid.


It is totally NORMAL for the complete female wedding party to wear white in England. Just look at Princess Diana's wedding pictures. Actually, bright colors, which is customary here in the US, distract from the bride. Get a grip, people.


If memory serves me correctly, Kate married into the royal family, not Pippa! The royal family has no right to comment on anything she chooses to do! She's her own person, not a royal drone! Pippa, ur young, beautiful and have a rockin bod. Party hard gurly!!!


What is wrong with you people? She was only enjoying herself like millions of young people all over the world. How was she to know 6 years ago that Kate would be marrying William? Kate more than likely chose the colour of Pippa's dress and never saw it as a problem being white. There is no rivalry between the sisters and Pippa would never have chosen white if Kate was not happy with it. Give Pippa a break people. Can she help it if she is drop dead georgeous and has a body to match. I really don't think the royal family are going to respond to all the stories and photographs doing the rounds as it is definitely not and won't be an embarrassment to them. Greedy and unscrupulous people, even some friends, will be using/selling any photographs that they have of Pippa to make a quick buck.

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