Pippa Middleton Could Officially Receive A Title… But Not Because Of Her Royal Connections


JUST like her sister Kate, Pippa Middleton will receive an official noble title – but it will have nothing to do with her royal connections.

The youngest Middleton daughter is set to become Lady Glen Affric after marrying into James Matthews’ family.

Getty Images – Getty Pippa Middleton and James Matthews are in line to inherit the titles of the Lady and Laird of Glen Affric

The reason Pippa will get the honour is thanks to her father-in-law, David Matthews, who bought a castle and a 10,000-acre plot of land in Scotland in 2008.

This led to David, a former mechanic, acquiring the title of Laird of Glen Affric and eldest son James is in line to inherit this when his dad passes away.

Pippa and James could choose to not adopt the titles, but if they do, they can use them in the Commonwealth.

The aristocratic titles come with a long history and even their own red and green tartan.

Getty Images – Getty Pippa will join her sister in having a title after Kate became the Duchess of Cambridge after marrying Prince William in 2011

The Glen Affric Lodge has royal connections and played host to the Queen’s grandmother, Mary, in the late 19th century.
Australian art historian Michael Reed said of the title: “In coming years and particularly as the future Lady Glenaffric, Pippa Middleton will be able to entertain lavishly on her husband’s grand Scottish Glen Affric Estate.

“This is because Pippa herself comes from a family who is familiar with vast landed estates – her great grandmother Olive Middleton grew up at her family’s Potternewton Hall Estate, near Leeds – leaving trust funds behind for her descendants.”

The estate is listed as a “sporting estate”, but in the past has even been used for TV work, including David Beckham staying there to film his Haig Club whisky ad in 2014.

Getty – Pool James Matthews’ dad, David, bought a castle and a 10,000-acre plot of land in Scotland in 2008, giving him the title

Pippa’s husband James was born in August 1975 to parents David and Jane who own the luxury Eden Rock resort in St Barts in the Caribbean.

His childhood was split between St Barts and Caunton Manor in Lincolnshire and his younger brother is reality TV star Spencer Matthews, who made his name on E4 show Made in Chelsea.

He now manages a hedge fund and is chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, which was a major investor in a collapsed Scots company at the heart of a £90 million fraud investigation.

He used to be a racing driver and competed in the British Formula 3 Championship, won the British Formula Renault Championship in 1994, and then the Eurocup Formula Renault that same year.

James first met Pippa in St Barts in 2006.

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