Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge and owner of the most famous posterior in the world, has rid herself of her long-term boyfriend. Her ex Alex Loudon, a city banker, is said to be jealous of her new-found fame which led to some serious rows in recent months. They briefly split earlier this year, but this time it seems the romance is over for good.
Thanks to her sister, Pippa is enjoying the high-life without the restrictions of being a royal, but the whole Middleton family must live in fear of upsetting Catherine's in-laws. It must grate on some of them that the Middletons have taken to the fame game like a duck takes to water and, it must be said, with more grace and dignity than some of the younger royals.
Whenever she can spare the time, Pippa works for the family firm Party Pieces, but how much time she actually spends there is debatable. However, at least she does work and is not dependent on the state for support, which is exactly what Prince Andrew wants for his two daughters Beatrice and Eugenie. Already both cost the taxpayer large sums for unnecessary security, but their father wants them to undertake royal duties in the future, which would entitle them to financial support from the money The Queen gets from the state.
Prince Andrew has a high opinion of his own role within the royal family and obviously wants his daughters to benefit from the perks it brings. While his daughters appear to be nice human beings, surely they should be encouraged to get out into the real world and earn a living like the rest of us mortals. The Prince of York has abused his position over the years and it is a shame that he now wants to add his daughters to the list of royal freeloaders.