16/12/2012 07:00 GMT | Updated 16/12/2012 07:01 GMT

Pippa Middleton 'Offered Role As Royal Correspondent'


Pippa Middleton may not be an official member of the royal family, but a US TV show is desperate to get her to become their correspondent on the British monarchy.

US channel NBC is desperate to get Pippa to cover all things royal for their flagship news programme The Today Show, as they think her appeal and insider knowledge will make her a huge hit with audiences.

And with sister Kate now expecting her first baby and a future heir to the throne, the bosses think the level of interest in the royals will soar.

It is thought the network will fork over around £400,000 for Pippa to make just 20 appearances on the show each year. She would cover events the royals are likely to attend, such as the start of Chelsea Flower Show and the opening of Buckingham Palace for the summer season.

She would not be covering 'intimate' details of the family's life, such as Harry's return from Afghanistan or their Christmas celebrations.

A source told The Mirror: "NBC senior figures will bill this job to Pippa as a special correspondent in 2013. They see her appeal as huge as she is linked to the Royal Family and because of her popularity following the wedding when pictures of her went worldwide."

Pippa could well be looking for another project to work on after her first foray into writing didn't go according to plan - sales of her book Celebrate failed to take off, amid terrible reviews.