Pippa Middleton’s Friend Apologizes For Gun Incident
Pippa Middleton‘s party host of last weekend, French aristocrat Arthur de Soultrait, has issued a a formal apology to her and an explanation for the gun incident which turn into worldwide news and even prompted an investigation.
Turns out the gun was a toy and it was all a joke aimed at paparazzi says Arthur in a statement which was released in Paris on Wednesday afternoon.
“Last Saturday I was in a car with Philippa Middleton, and we were being followed by paparazzi. She had been subject to constant and dangerous harassment by paparazzi throughout her time in Paris. The car was being driven by a friend of mine, whom Pippa had only met a few hours before. As a joke, my friend brandished a toy pistol in their direction. Obviously Philippa had no idea that he was going to do that and told him to stop immediately. She did not find it funny. I regret enormously that this incident happened, and especially that Pippa has been subject to the subsequent attention through no fault of her own. I have apologized to her for this.”
This all stems from photos which emerged earlier this week of Pippa smiling in a car as her friend, French criminal lawyer Romain Rabillard, 36, pointed a weapon at photographers.