So what is it like to be the sister of the future Queen of England? Kate Middleton’s little sister Pippa sat down with Matt Lauer and talked about her relationship with her sister Kate before and after Kate became one of the most popular women in the world, according to USA Today on June 26.
Matt Lauer somehow managed to score this very rare interview with Pippa Middleton and it will air in two parts on the "Today Show" Monday and Tuesday. While you’ll have to wait to see what Pippa has to say about Kate, NBC released a few clips hoping to entice fans to tune in next week and see the rest of the interview? You can see the clips in the above video.
Along with answering questions about her sister Kate, Pippa was asked by Lauer about her 12-state bike ride through the U.S. recently. He wanted to know how she liked this nation. Pippa loved it, she felt that the scenery had a way of lifting her spirits when the pain and strain of that long bike ride would start to creep in, according to the New York Daily News today.
While it is pretty much a given that having such a high-profile sister of royalty puts a damper on sister-time, Pippa shares that while Kate is busy with all her royal duties, she still makes time for Pippa, who herself became an overnight global sensation after Kate’s wedding.
Pippa’s bum was a media delight when she was pictured in her bridesmaid gown at the Royal Wedding. Her rear-end became a pop culture phenomenon that took on a life of its own. Numerous social network pages were dedicated to Pippa’s bum and she breezed through all the publicity without being an embarrassment for her royal sister.
Pippa tells Matt Lauer that the family spends a lot of time together and when they do, it is nothing short of normal. She said that’s what keeps the family so close together, they need each other to spend time like a normal family. Kate's marriage not only changed Kate's life, but the rest of the family too, so normal is what they strive for when they are together.
This family time keeps “us all, you know, affixed to the ground,” says Pippa. Kate’s time with her sister and the rest of the Middleton clan keeps her grounded and that is very important to Kate. She never seems to forget where she has come from and instead of morphing into the royal ways, Kate has a knack of getting others around her in the royal family to do more conforming to the normal way of life.
Lauer asked Pippa if she finds they are like normal sisters? Pippa made it clear that her sister relationship with Kate is pretty much the same as it has always been, they are close. Lauer asked her if she can just pick up the phone and call her sister on “any given night” for some girl talk? She said “Yeah. Yeah, we do we have a very normal, sisterly relationship. We’re very close. And, you know, we support each other and get each other’s opinions and things.”
When Lauer asked Pippa if her relationship has changed since the Royal Wedding, Pippa said; “Not particularly no. She did throw in that Kate now has “pressures” and has “taken on things,” but through it all “we spend a lot of time together.”
It appears that Pippa was asked a lot about Kate and it may remind you of something similar that came out of a show from the '70s, "The Brady Bunch." Jan Brady always felt like second fiddle to her older sister Marcia and she coined that famous phrase, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia." This is something that Jan once quipped when it was all about her older sister. It caught on and people still say it today.
Tune in to see Pippa’s interview on Monday June 30, and Tuesday July 1 on the "Today Show." It airs in two-parts.