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Pippa Middleton starts a new Vanity project

LUCY CORRY
Last updated 14:02 12/06/2013
Pippa Middleton

ANYONE FOR TENNIS?: Pippa Middleton's first column as it appears in Vanity Fair.

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Her sister may have landed a prince, but Pippa Middleton has scored something nearly as lucrative - a plum journalism job at highbrow glossy magazine Vanity Fair.

Middleton, who the Daily Mail likes to describe as an "aspiring lifestyle guru", has been appointed as a contributing editor for the US-based magazine. Her first column, which comes complete with a double-page photo of her in tennis whites, concentrates on her long-time love of Wimbledon.

"I first went to Wimbledon when I was eight years old and already a very keen tennis player," she writes. "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."

While her first book, Celebrate!, was universally panned by critics (most of whom were outraged at the rumoured NZ$790,000 advance she received for it), the younger Middleton sister has wasted no time in making the most of her opportunities. The Vanity Fair gig is her second journalism coup - earlier this year she ruffled feathers in the British foodie community when she replaced Delia Smith in Waitrose Magazine.

Vanity Fair's editor-in-chief Graydon Carter said Middleton was "a keen observer of classic British pastimes".

"We're delighted to have Pippa as a contributor to Vanity Fair," he said. "She is also an avid sportswoman, and we look forward to her take on traditional English pursuits."

Look out for the double-page spread of her in jodphurs, brandishing a riding crop, no doubt coming to a newsstand near you soon.

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