The Duchess of Cambridge, whose wedding thrust maid of honour Pippa Middleton into a global limelight, has apparently voiced concerns that her growing celebrity status and new writing career will open the younger Middleton sister up to criticism.
Despite having access to all the hottest events in town, Pippa is said to have been cutting back on her social appearances in line with her elder sister's advice.
PM has recently taken on many writing and editorial roles, including releasing her entertainment guide Celebrate and becoming a columnist for Waitrose magazine - sending sales soaring as she gives hints and tips for foodie feasts and occasions.
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