Everyone’s favorite royal-in-law Pippa Middleton has been named a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, the magazine announced today. Ms. Middleton joins a large roster of contributing editors– we counted 74 names on the June issue’s masthead.
“We’re delighted to have Pippa as a contributor to Vanity Fair,” editor in chief Graydon Carter said in the VF.com post. “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.”
Ms. Middleton’s first dispatch for Mr. Carter’s glossy is a column about her love of tennis. Spoiler alert: her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been expecting her royal baby for seemingly years (seriously, how can nine months feel so long?), also likes tennis.
Although Ms. Middleton’s last foray into writing didn’t go all that well (her party-planning book, Celebrate, was not very well received) the scene-stealing maid of honor is a logical fit for Vanity Fair, since the magazine’s coverage of the British royal family is second only to its coverage of he Kennedys, which we guess is the closest thing we have to royalty on this side of the Atlantic.
But with Ms. Middleton’s new gig, it seems that Vanity Fair had decided to import some real almost-royalty.