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Pippa Middleton People Cover Story

Pippa Middleton Proves Royals Are the New It Celebrities

Move over reality TV stars. Members of the British royal family and everyone with some connection to them have caught the attention of the American public. After she — or more specifically her behind — gained an instant Facebook following during the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton has landed a People Magazine cover. While dalliances of royal families and aristocrats have provided entertainment for centuries, it appears they're having a comeback.

The issue promises details on the fun, flirty, and suddenly famous 27-year-old Middleton sister. The sneak peek calls her "athletic, ambitious and well educated" and "more outgoing" than her older sister. And it also continues the story line that Pippa stole the spotlight on the big day, although I think it was impossible to steal anything from the poised, impeccable, and perfectly happy looking bride.

As the striking sister of Duchess Catherine, Pippa can afford to let her hair down, and take her shirt off while dancing, every once in a while. Which may make her the more entertaining, if not technically royal, export. Even so, this generation of royals already appears tamer than the previous, who got caught up in such scandals like "tampongate," in which Prince Charles was secretly recorded telling then-mistress Camilla he wanted to be her . . . oh, you get the idea.

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