All has seemed to be (kind of sort of not really) quiet on the Pippa Middleton front these days. Until now. The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister can now add (non-Us Weekly) cover girl to her resume, because she's gracing the front page of Tatler magazine's August cover. That's big for somebody who is just royalty adjacent.
For the sake of this post, though, let's refer to Pippa as royalty. I mean, it is, after all, her part in the royal wedding (Prince Albert who?) that catapulted her, bottom first, into mainstream celebdom. And like the good spectators we are, we're eating it up like there's an impending Tinsel Town famine.
Thing is, though, the royals were (kind of sort of not really) the last group of famous people that we didn't know anything and everything about. The tabloids (and Pippa!) are ruining their mystique for everybody!
I mean, yes, Princess Di (and Fergie) were pursued relentlessly -- obviously. But we're in a different time now. Back in Princess Di's reign, there were only magazine photos and TV snippets to go off of. There still was a little something left to the imagination. Now, what with Twitter and the Internet in general, we know every single thing they're doing at all times.
Ever since the royal wedding, we've been royalty crazy. We're following Pippa around, Kate's brother James, Princesses Beatrice, and Eugenie. It's like we've exhausted all our other celebrity options (reality TV folk, sex tape stars, politicians), and this is what we're honing in on next.
As a lover of royals, this bums me out. Oxymoronic, I know. But part of the reason I'm so fascinated with these people is because I know so little about them. Their lives seem interesting and unique -- in a way different than that of, oh, a Kardashian or a Hilton.
Now, with people like Pippa Middleton (who I love) popping up on the cover of mainstream magazines, well, it's just getting weird. I mean, what's next? A proposed reality show? She wouldn't ... would she? Oh God, I would watch, but I would feel so ... dirty. I don't want to actually see how the sausage is made, if you catch my drift.
Whatever, though. It's just the world we're living in, so we best get used to it, 'cause there's not a damn thing we can do about it. And you know what they say: If you can't beat 'em, read 'em.
What do you think of all this royal madness?
Image via Tatler