How Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Built Their Impressive Empire

Pippa’s assuredness has grown as well. Having formed a close-knit social circle, the two prefer hosting dinner parties at home to splashy nights out. “I have had a few years of being in the public eye and I have developed something of a thick skin,” she noted to The Daily Mail in 2016. “But managing it all on my own has been quite hard. I have quite a lot thrown at me, such as being followed by people hiding behind cars and jumping out with cameras. It can be unnerving.”

Still, with so much to celebrate in this life they’ve built together, the pair do what they can to brush off any attention, trying not to get riled up by photographers and instead focusing on everything they’re able to enjoy. “I guess it’s become the new normal for us,” she admitted to the British paper. “It means there are factors we have to weigh up and think about, but we try not to let it affect us.”

(Originally published May 20, 2019, at 3 a.m. PT)