Pippa Middleton and Carole Middleton were recently spotted celebrating the future bride on her birthday in London this past week. Even though it was clearly a family affair, Pippa Middleton’s older sister Kate Middleton was nowhere to be seen, which of course leads to the speculated that the Duchess of Cambridge is being excluded from her family and wedding plans.
Is Pippa Middleton indeed feuding with Kate Middleton? Will the Duchess of Cambridge have no part in Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding? Is Carole Middleton concerned about the distance between her daughters Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton? Of course, only the Duchess of Cambridge herself knows. Though, at this point, it’s pretty apparent that she is being kept from the Middleton family by Queen Elizabeth and her royal obligations.
While there’s no doubt that Kate Middleton could easily take some time from her schedule to spend an afternoon with Pippa Middleton on her birthday, the two sisters haven’t been photographed together in a very long time. Sure, Kate Middleton and Prince William might have spent the last week visiting charities and speaking with royal fans in Cornwall, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the entire summer either at home in Anmer Hall or on one of their multiple, luxurious vacations.
At this point, it just seems as though Kate Middleton has been excluded altogether by her sister Pippa Middleton and her mother Carole Middleton. But not by choice. Queen Elizabeth has never been a fan of the Middletons and now that Pippa Middleton is going to marry into the attention-seeking Matthews family, she knows it would be best for Kate Middleton to keep busy and stay as far away from her family and their shenanigans.
Carole Middleton knows a good photo opportunity when she sees one and that’s why both she and Pippa Middleton are going to be spotted out and about more often by the paparazzi as they prepare for what some are already calling London’s celebrity wedding of the year.
Knowing that Pippa Middleton and Carole Middleton will do anything to keep the cameras on them, whether it be while shopping for a dress or having lunch at some of London’s trendiest restaurants or meeting up with wedding planners to go over details, Queen Elizabeth knows that if Kate Middleton were spotted with them, she’ll be criticized by the public. After all, Kate Middleton and Prince William already have quite the reputation as the royal family’s laziest couple in history, and to see the Duchess of Cambridge do nothing more than shop will only create more bad press for the monarchy.
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