Pippa Middleton: “In retrospect it fitted a little too well”

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Almost three years after the Royal Wedding that made her derrière so famous, Pippa Middleton has broken her silence about the bridesmaid dress that threatened to steal the limelight from the Duchess of Cambridge and future Queen Kate.

Speaking at the Women in Advertising and Communications dinner at she said of her custom Alexander McQueen dress (designed by Sarah Burton) that she was “glad it fitted” but that “in retrospect it fitted a little too well.”

The images that reached millions all over the world via television and media of her carrying her sister’s bridal train into Westminster Abbey made her a global talking point for days after the royal nuptials. “As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and – you may say – its backside,” she continued.

As well as addressing the issue of her pert bottom, she also told the assembled guests how nervous she was as Kate and William’s big day approached, so much so that she did not sleep for the two nights before. On the issue of her much-derided book Celebrate, she said the criticism had been hurtful and difficult.


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