Kate Middleton the Key to Her Family's Success, or a Stumbling Block?
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Kate Middleton the Key to Her Family's Success, or a Stumbling Block?

Michael and Carole Middleton are the parents of Pippa Middleton. Pippa Middleton is the sister of Kate, or Catherine, Middleton, the latter currently the wife of Prince William, the future king of England. The royals were initially slightly suspicious of Michael and Carole Middleton, when Kate and William originally started going out. Especially Carole was suspect for her crimes that might embarrass, such as chewing chewing gum in public, calling a toilet a "toilet" instead of a "loo", and having been an air hostess prior. But, since, she has been trying to put her best foot forward, and both her and Michael do their best not to embarrass their daughter.

Michael and Carole Middleton are the parents of Pippa Middleton. Pippa Middleton is the sister of Kate, or Catherine, Middleton, the latter currently the wife of Prince William, the future king of England.

The royals were initially slightly suspicious of Michael and Carole Middleton, when Kate and William originally started going out.

Especially Carole was suspect for her crimes that might embarrass, such as chewing chewing gum in public, calling a toilet a "toilet" instead of a "loo", and having been an air hostess prior.

But, since, she has been trying to put her best foot forward, and both her and Michael do their best not to embarrass their daughter.

Michael and Carole Middleton are the owners of a very successful mail order party enterprize called Party Pieces.

Around the time of the Jubileum; that is the celebration of the queen's 60th year of reign, Party Pieces avoided the word "Queen" and only referred to "Jubileum".

However, they were still critisized about some of the items, especially the purple velvet crowns, and Union Jack hairbands.

And, now that Kate Middleton is pregnant with a royal baby, they're targeted again over plates with the words "A new little princ e/princess" on them, and baby shower items that is advertised as being fit for a royal young one.

The Daily Mail published an article entitled "Now Middletons cash in on Kate's pregnancy with 'Little Prince or Princess' range on Party Pieces website":

Middleton's Party Pieces website features royal-themed first birthday sets. It is also selling new range of baby shower celebration accessories. The family has previously been accused of 'cashing-in' on events.

Many people however feel so what? - It doesn't matter who is selling it; this is what people would like to buy.

Michael and Carole's other daughter, Pippa Middleton, is frustrated about how her connections to the Royals are controlling her life.

At first, it seemed she had hit the jackpot when she made it known that she is planning a book about what she had learned from her family's business, Party Pieces. Publishers wrestled to get a contract with her, and in the end she was offered a huge sum up front, something which would not have happened if she hadn't been a Middleton.

There were even plans for more books.

However, the Royals do not like publicity, and their influence caused Pippa to have to say no to high profile interviews in order to market her book.

The book entitled Celebrate, was bashed by reviewers and sales were slow. The price had to be dropped considerably.

Tips in the book, like that you should put cakes in airtight containers in order to avoid mold, and that you should buy bigger turkeys in order to feed bigger families, started a public ridicule under the twitter name @Pippatips.

So now, Pippa Middleton is as yet without a career, seeing as that she left her post at a party planning enterprize in order to write the books, and now her publishers won't publish any more of her books seeing as Celebrate was such a big flop, in addition to her being unable to do anything that would appear to be exploiting her ties to the Royal family.

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