14/08/2014 12:37 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Pippa Middleton To Appear As A Mermaid In Art Project

WEIRD NEWS STORY KLAXON! Pippa Middleton is to be depicted as a mermaid by school children in an art project. Yeah, we told you this was weird.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister will take centre stage in an arts project backed by Olympic yachtsman Sir Ben Ainslie.

Sir Ben took Pip out on his yacht recently and when the kids involved in the project found out, they were keen to include the near-royal in their art. Cute, we guess.

"The theme is legends of the sea, and after Sir Ben took Pippa out on his boat off the Dorset coast the other day, kids asked if they could include her in their designs," a source told the Mail Online.

So, here's the question. Do we really need to see Pippa as a mermaid?