After Pippa Middleton Gun Drama, Here's Five Other Royal Media Gaffes

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 16/04/2012 18:00 Updated: 19/04/2012 09:24

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Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, could be in hot water with the police after being pictured in a car next to a friend who apparently waved a gun at paparazzi.

Pippa, while not a royal herself, was hurled into the media spotlight after her sibling’s nuptials last year, and the 27-year-old's escapades will be indelibly linked to The Firm, as Britain's sovereign heads are nicknamed, from now on.

But the royals are no strangers to media gaffes themselves. Who could forget the time Prince Charles was caught on camera branding BBC reporter Nicholas Witchell “awful” and claiming he “couldn’t bear that man” during a photoshoot?


Pippa Middleton could be quizzed by police after she was photographed in a car with friends, one of whom pointed a 'gun' at paparazzi

Or the unseemly incident when Prince Harry became involved in a scuffle outside a nightclub, which climaxed with him leaping out of the car and lashing out at a photographer?

The game was up for Prince Charles and Princess Diana when secretly recorded footage was leaked to the press in which the heir to the throne was heard telling his mistress: “I want to be reincarnated as a tampon and live inside your trousers for ever.”

Sophie Rhys-Jones, now the Countess of Wessex, was left red-faced when a topless photograph of her was published ahead of her marriage to Prince Edward. The royal bride-to-be was snapped apparently frolicking in the back seat of a car with Chris Tarrant.

Footage of Mike Tindall, the husband of Zara Philips caused another headache for the blue-bloods after it apparently showed the England Rugby International kissing a blonde woman in a New Zealand nightclub.

Perhaps Pippa shouldn't sweat it too much after all.

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