Pippa Middleton – sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge – could be slapped with criminal charges after a male friend was reportedly caught pointing a gun at a photographer who had been following the pair in Paris.
Middleton, 28, was in the passenger seat of an Audi convertible with three male friends yesterday when the driver reached for a semi-automatic pistol and jokingly aimed it at a paparazzi following them, according to The Sun.
The image shows Pippa Middleton looking back at the photographer in question and grinning as her friend, the driver, reaches down and aims what seems to be a gun.
The Paris Judicial Police department is now prepared to launch an investigation into the matter. Charges could result in prison sentences of up to seven years for all four people who were in the vehicle, or a two year prison term if the weapon proves to be fake.
The French photographer has apparently not yet decided whether or not to file a formal police complaint, The Sun’s royal editor, Duncan Larcombe, told ABC’s Good Morning America today.
“We’re told he isn’t ruling anything out yet,” Larcombe said.
Middleton was in Paris for a costume birthday party at the Chez Raspoutine as a guest of fashion label owner Arthur de Soultrait, who was also a passenger in the car.
“Pippa is a party girl. She mixes now in very high society and they don’t come very higher than this group of French aristocratic sons,” Larcombe said of the three men with whom Middleton was photographed.
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[Source: The Sun]