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Tricky Moment For Pippa At Book Launch
Pippa Middleton got a slightly different response from what she was expecting from one youngster as she launched her new book at a Halloween party with a group of children.
It was a tricky moment for the Duchess of Cambridge's sister as she introduced her party planning book Celebrate at the event at a London bookshop.
With the celebrity sibling hosting the party, she might have expected a bit of awe and respect, but instead, one little girl showed anything but her reverence for royals.
Told by Ms Middleton that when she was 10 she would probably love pink and princesses, the six-year-old replied: "I hate princesses ... I like vampires."
Looking a little nonplussed, the Duchess's sister replied: "You really are a tomboy!"
Ms Middleton, wearing a Stella McCartney dress, was joined by close friends, family and publishers at Daunt Books at the launch.
Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends, has been described by publisher Michael Joseph, an offshoot of Penguin, as a book "packed with recipes, crafts and inspirational ideas".
It claims to be "a one-stop guide to entertaining throughout the British year" and aims to help readers plan a variety of events from Christmas and Easter to family birthdays, brunches and picnics.
Speaking outside the launch event, Pippa, 29, told journalists she felt "really, really nervous".
She said: "I feel incredibly lucky to be in this position to publish a book. It's been a crazy few years since my sister's wedding. It's had its upsides and its downsides and I feel really fortunate to build a career as a writer."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not attend the private event.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the royal couple were both in Anglesey while William carries out duties as an RAF search and rescue pilot.