Pippa Middleton almost stole the limelight at sister Kate's wedding 10 years ago – because of her bottom.
All eyes were on her figure when the Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
Pippa’s ivory Alexander McQueen dress was gorgeous and sparked rave reviews across the world.
Within minutes of her stepping out in the dress, the then-27-year-old’s bum was one of the internet’s most searched-for topics.
It was even one of the web’s top searches of 2011.
She became an internet sensation and thousands joined a Facebook group named The Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society, while one newspaper did a feature entitled 'How did Pippa get that bottom?'
It earned Pippa her own HRH nickname – Her Royal Hotness.
Afterwards, one cosmetic surgeon said women were "flocking to clinics asking for Pippa’s posterior".
While the original dress reportedly cost £20,000, High Street stores also rushed to create a version, complete with button-back detail and cap sleeves.
Pippa later said that the figure-hugging dress might have “fitted a little too well”.
“As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and – you may say – its backside," she joked.
"I think the plan was not really for it to be a significant dress. Really just to sort of blend in with the train. I suppose it's flattering, embarrassing, definitely. It wasn't planned."
She also told how strange it was to reach “global recognition” due to the image of her peachy derriere.
She went on to land a £400,000 book deal.
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In the foreword to her new party planning guide Celebrate, Pippa wrote: “It’s a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom.
“One day I might be able to make sense of this.
“I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of. But in most ways I’m a typical girl in her twenties trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances.”
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She added: “I am by nature an optimist, so I tend to concentrate on the advantages. One of the most attractive has been the opportunity to publish Celebrate.”
And in 2016 she said she still failed to understand why her bottom got global attention.
She said: “I was surprised and still don’t understand it.
“I have had a few years of being in the public eye and have developed something of a thick skin.
“But managing it all on my own has been hard. I have quite a lot thrown at me, such as being followed by people hiding behind cars and jumping out with cameras.”
Meanwhile, Pippa, 37, went on to marry James Matthews, 45, the brother of Made in Chelsea star Spencer, in 2017.
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