Pippa Middleton has added another string to her bow of professional writing accomplishments – the latest as contributing editor for Vanity Fair.
The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, 29, has landed herself the high-profile position on the American glossy, penning her first editorial for the July 2013 issue.
In the first of a series of columns for the magazine, named Pippa Middleton”s Inside Guide To Wimbledon, the party planner focuses on her experiences and highlights of the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
PHOTOS TO ENLARGE
“We”re delighted to have Pippa as a contributor to Vanity Fair,” says editor Graydon Carter.
“She”s a keen observer of classic British pastimes. She is also an avid sportswoman, and we look forward to her take on traditional English pursuits, beginning with Wimbledon.”
Pippa, who is already a columnist for Waitrose Kitchen and author of Celebrations, is perfect for her latest post. Not only is she a huge tennis fan who attends all the matches, she has writing experience and provides an insight into the British elite and royal circles.
“Queuing from five A.M. on “People”s Sunday” in 2004 with my sister for three hours and getting £35 tickets on Centre Court; my first time ever,” writes Pippa of the highlights of her tennis-going experience in the article, in which she appears on court in tennis whites.
“Seats were a free-for-all – and I recall almost tripping over myself trying to get as close as possible to my birthday-twin British hero Tim Henman.”
She also recalls her first trip to see a tennis match and her ambition to win. “I first went to Wimbledon when I was eight years old and already a very keen tennis player.
“During this first trip I acted on my childish tennis dreams and bought myself a postcard of the women”s championship trophy, on which I wrote, “I will win this one day,” with my signature below.”