Uh oh! The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister has come under fire for a recent article, suggest an expensive breakfast recipe while promoting breakfasts for ‘disadvantaged’ children.
The 34-year-old – who married beau James in the society wedding of the year last year – was promoting Magic Breakfast in a new interview. It’s an organisation which seeks to provide “healthy school breakfasts” to “hungry and malnourished children in disadvantaged areas of the UK”.
Pippa has been championing the cause for a number of years, with various fundraising missions.
But a recent article with Pippa in The i has prompted some awkward backlash, with social media users accussing the Middleton sister of being “out of touch”.
In the interview, Pippa was asked all about her daily breakfast habits. The now Mrs. Matthews how she “can’t stay the day properly without” breakfast. She also revealed how her usual go-to is yoghurt with fruits and seeds, or eggs and avocado on toast.
But it seemed to be Pippa’s breakfast recipe that really grated on fans nerves. The recipe, for an Egg and Avocado Tortilla, is taken from Pippa’s own cook-book, and was deemed by some to be a little “out of touch” and “expensive”, given the cause she was promoting in the article.
The recipe contains no less than nine ingredients, including Quark, avocado, wholemeal torilla wraps, green chillies and fresh coriander.
Of course, avocado is often considered an expensive luxury – particular for those with less money to spend.
Social media users quickly took to Twitter to slam the seemingly hypocritical piece, with one writing, ‘Celebrity charity endorsements can work, but this is terrible. Royal sister Pippa Middleton promoting breakfasts for poor kids with her avocado tortilla recipe.’
While another posted a tounge-in-cheek comment saying, ‘Perhaps the children’s Nanny or the maid could prepare it in advance for them…..’
Another Twitter user agreed, commenting, ‘How does one show how out of touch they are with normal folk? Suggest smashed avo on rye as a viable breakfast for underprivileged kids.’
However, some did defend Kate’s sister, saying that in the end, she was only trying to raise money for a valuable cause.
One wrote, ‘You missed the bit about her raising money for the charity….’