Pippa Middleton, sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, has piqued the world’s curiosity since her “behind”-the-scenes role in the royal wedding, where she wore a gown that drew almost as much attention as the event itself.
Pippa’s first TV interview aired Monday on the Today show, and the English socialite talked about her sister’s wedding, her bike ride across 12 states for two charities, and being Prince George’s aunt.
But first, that dress: where is it now?
Pippa said the attention the form-fitting dress garnered was “completely unexpected” and even found all the chatter about it “embarrassing, definitely.”
“You know, I think the plan was not really for it to be a significant dress. Really just to sort of blend in with the train.”
She said the infamous gown is still hanging in her closet at home, and that she hasn’t worn it since. She said she expects to keep it there until the day her children or someone asks to see it.
Pippa also said that her family saw the wedding, which had a guest list of almost 2,000 people, as simply a “family wedding.”
She admitted she didn’t grasp the scale of the wedding until after it was over.
Pippa is now a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a food columnist for the British Waitrose Kitchen magazine. She recently embarked on a charity bike ride across 12 states in the U.S. Her team consisted of eight people, including her brother, James. They rode sponsoring two charities, the British Heart Foundation and the Michael Matthews Foundation. Pippa said the bike ride showed her that America is “amazing,” which proves interesting because it has been rumored that the writer might be offered a spot hosting the Today show by NBC.
Pippa then added that it’s been “wonderful” being Prince George’s aunt, and how he’s “brought a lot of pleasure and fun” to the family. She said she would happily have a child.
The rest of the interview will air on the Today show Tuesday morning.