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Pippa Middleton: Spoof Tips On Pregnancy Sparks Legal Battle

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Pippa Middleton: Spoof Twitter tips on pregnancy spark legal battle

It offers 'sage' advice to expectant mums, such as: "You will probably undergo lots of tests at this point. Don't worry though, you won't need to revise."

But a legal battle has blown up over the wise words – for they are a parody of the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Middleton.

According to the Independent newspaper, as Kate prepares to give birth any time now, Pippa is thought to have taken offence over a novelty book offering her advice on pregnancy and parenting.

The tongue-in-cheek book, written by Mat Morrisroe and Suzanne Azzopardi, started life as Twitter account @Pippatips, which mocked the 29-year-old author for her predictable party tips in her real book, Celebrate.

Tweets include: "Headache tablets can be great in helping deal with a headache"; "Dressing up in nice clothes is a stylish way to look great at a party"; and "Form friendships by being nice to people you like".

After attracting nearly 50,000 Twitter followers, the pair decided to turn their project into the book 'When One is Expecting: A Posh Person's Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting'.

Although the book was published in June, Pippa's lawyers Harbottle & Lewis have written to the book's publishers, Icon Books, to demand the @Pippatips Twitter account be deleted.

Icon Books declined to comment. Harbottle & Lewis said it did not comment on client matters.

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