Faking it: Royal bums, buns and bridesmaids
Today, we are all about fakes and faking it.
Item No. 1: Pippa bums
These undies, inspired by Pippa's bridesmaid dress, outsold their non-padded counterparts by 148 per cent, according to the store. That's quite an addition to a different bottom line.
Says a store spokesperson: "Widely publicised photographs of Pippa’s shapely behind have made bum envy a part of everyday conversation for women all over the UK. She has set the standard for how a perfect rear should appear.
“Buying a pair of padded pants gives instant results compared to hours and hours of working hard in the gym -– and cost a lot less, too."
Item 2: Surprise ... Kate not pregnant
Well, apparently not. Duped again.
"There have been reports to the contrary worldwide, but the fact is that the Duchess of Cambridge is not pregnant. Does she hope to be soon? I should say so," E! Online quotes a 'royal aide.'
"Prince William will be on active military duty in the Falkland Islands from early in the New Year, and there is no earthly way he would be assigned 8,000 miles from home if the Duchess of Cambridge were expecting," said another insider.
All guessing games aside, it is certain that it will be the Royal Family who makes the announcement. Everything else is just, well, fake.
Item 3: Royal wedding revisited
Look fast and you'd swear that's Pippa Middleton feeding Prince Harry some wedding cake at the royal wedding reception.
In fact, they are merely doubles, recreating the wedding scene as artist and sartorial photographer Alison Jackson envisioned it. Or perhaps she is just channeling the visions of royal romantic types who saw a spark between Harry and Pippa.
The picture is just one of a series shot by Jackson for inclusion in the Blu-Ray Triple Play and DVD release of Bridesmaids this week. Also in the collection are pictures of 'Pippa' -- aka 32-year-old Sarah Carrington -- leaving Harry's bedroom wearing nothing but his uniform jacket, and some bottom-pinching scenes on the dance floor.
Carrington, a speech therapist by day, told the Daily Mail she wasn't much of a royals fan until her boyfriend convinced her to send her picture to a lookalike agency.
"I knew who (Pippa) was because I’d read about her in Tatler, but I never imagined being paid to look like her. It’s all a bit surreal."