ROYAL courtiers despaired after Pippa Middleton rushed around the Palace erecting glitter balls and disco stations for her sisters post-wedding celebrations, an unearthed report has revealed.
Pippa Middleton has become a part of the Royal Family by proxy. Her sister, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, married Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson, in 2011 after they first met years earlier at university. Royal weddings have for decades graced Britain and its royal watchers, with Buckingham Palace often acting as the post-wedding after party venue.
Most parties have been the vision of elegance, grace and decorum.
As Pippa assumed the role of chief bridesmaid for Kate’s wedding, a younger clientele, more accustomed to partying in the 21st century descended upon the Palace, with royal courtiers despairing over the younger sister’s attempts at transforming the age-old building into something more glitzy and brassy.
This was made all the more intense as Pippa had for years cultivated a craft for party organisation having worked for her parents’ online party business.
In 2011, the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English told tales of how royal staff had reached loggerheads with Pippa and her plans.
Pippa Middleton: The Duchess’ sister made it her duty to throw the best post-wedding party (Image: GETTY)
Royal wedding: Kate and William got married in 2011 (Image: GETTY)
A “determination to introduce a younger atmosphere” to the after party meant some major adjustments to the splendour of the Windsor household.
For example, Pippa’s suggestion to erect “glitter balls” in the throne room was initially met with fierce opposition.
Yet, in the end, “Pippa won the day”.
Kate Middleton: The two sisters are known to be extremely close (Image: GETTY)
So much had the details of the party consumed her that Pippa took an entire two weeks off her job; three days a week party planning for Table Talk, two days writing for her parents’ online party magazine.
Ms English explained that Kate’s sister had “utilised her company connections to help organise every last detail of the party being thrown for 300 of William and Kate’s closest friends”.
The tiff between Pippa and the rest of the world didn’t end at the royal courtiers.
Pippa Middleton wedding: Pippa got married to James Matthews in 2017 (Image: GETTY)
Kate Middleton news: Pippa was chief bridesmaid for Kate’s wedding (Image: GETTY)
It did, Ms English revealed, extend into the heart of the Royal Family itself.
With Pippa intent on sourcing the party’s food through Table Talk, Prince Charles stood in and had the final say on the night’s menu.
An insider told the Mail: “Originally they wanted to use their own caterer, but then Prince Charles, who is funding the entertainment, stepped in and demanded they use his favourite, Mosimann’s.
“It didn’t go down well with the caterers Kate and her sister were intent on using, but there was nothing they could do.
Kate’s family tree: Kate’s family has now been entered into the royal family through marriage (Image: Express Newspapers )
“Pippa’s choice of turning the throne room into a nightclub set-up also went down like a lead balloon with Palace aides, who tried to have it stopped.
“But William stepped in and insisted that he wanted the evening event to be very different from the formal champagne and canapé reception being thrown by the Queen immediately after the wedding.
“He wants it to be very young and cool, so the old guard caved in and gave their approval.”
Cambridge’s: Kate and William have built up a family loved by Britons (Image: GETTY)
The party was a success.
Images can be found strewn across the internet of Kate clad in a glamorous white dress, while William suited up in style.
Countless famous faces attended, trendy food vans and drinks vendors lined the roadways, with Pippa leaving a party planning legend.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK