Pippa Middleton is back in the spotlight with a gun-waving incident in Paris, France. The younger sister of Kate Middleton was reportedly in trouble after being photographed riding shotgun in a convertible whose driver pointed a semi-automatic handgun at photographers on Sunday, April 15. French police, however, said that she's unlikely to be charged in the incident.
While The Sun claimed that Paris Judicial Police are "poised" to launch an investigation into the incident, SkyNews came out with the report that Pippa is unlikely to be investigated. Accordingly, the police have confirmed that they will not be talking to the 28-year-old. It is also noted that though they are aware of the photographs, they have not received any complaint.
What's more, one of the photographers who followed Pippa and her male friends that Sunday knew the gun was fake. The paparazzo told French magazine Gala, "We had been following Pippa since the beginning of the day. She was hyper cool, we even spoke with her and her friends. It was a fine day, and the atmosphere was truly very relaxed."
"When the driver pulled out his plastic pistol, it was for a joke, to amuse," stressed the paparazzo, before dishing, "A few minutes later, when the vehicle had parked, I was able to touch the plastic weapon which the driver showed to me. It was possible to see that it was the kind of thing you would find in a toy shop."
Photos of Pippa that caused the uproar appeared in The Sun. They show the party planner in the front passenger seat of an Audi convertible with three male friends. One of the guys can be seen holding what seems to be a gun up in the air and aiming it at a cameraman at one point. Under French law, anyone who brandishes fake weapon can face a prison sentence of two years.
As for Pippa, a source told The Sun, "If the evidence points to her involvement, she will be prosecuted. Anybody involved in the illegal use of a handgun in public is liable to arrest and interrogation." The socialite herself was in town to attend a birthday party of French aristocrat and designer Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait.