While Pippa Middleton‘s famous butt has been her secret weapon up to this point, she may be in big trouble with French authorities for her involvement over the weekend with a real, actual weapon. The Daily Mail is reporting that Pippa was riding shotgun (sorry) in a convertible in Paris, when the driver of the car supposedly whipped out a semi-automatic handgun and started waving it at photographers. A witness reported it to French police.
According to the Mail, the incident occurred just hours after Pippa left the 29th birthday of “Paris fashion entrepreneur” Arthur de Soultrait (he’s the guy behind Vicomte A) at 6am.
While Pippa hasn’t been charged with anything yet, a “judicial source” told US Weekly, “If the evidence points to [Pippa Middleton's] involvement, she will be prosecuted.” The still-unidentified driver who wielded the gun could face up to seven years in prison if the gun is real, and up to two even if it’s fake. Arthur de Soultrait was in the backseat.
The Daily Beast reports that according to a statement from Soultrait’s rep, “It was not a real gun, it was just a stupid joke.” Pippa was also reportedly “grinning” during the whole incident. Oy. She’s certainly living up to her party girl reputation…
The upshot is that every passenger in the car potentially faces charges. The royal family has to be in crisis mode right now–between the stripper Middleton cousin and Pippa’s antics, some serious PR is probably in the works. We really hope that Pippa didn’t know about or support this stupid stunt. It also hightlights how out-of-hand the paparazzi is getting.