Pippa Middleton Paris gun drama - police probe pictures of pal brandishing pistol

08:30 17 April 2012

In carriage: Pippa Middleton. But car snaps are being probed by Paris cops

In carriage: Pippa Middleton. But car snaps are being probed by Paris cops

Pippa Middleton was plunged into hot water by a police investigation into a series of photographs showing her being driven through Paris by a man apparently brandishing a gun.

Prince William’s sister-in-law was pictured in the French capital after attending a lavish fancy dress party to celebrate the 30th birthday of fashion entrepreneur and aristocrat Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait.

The images show the driver of the Audi convertible pointing what seems to be a pistol at the photographer.

De Soultrait can be seen in the back of the vehicle sporting a blue baseball cap while Miss Middleton, wearing a pair of dark glasses, is in the front.

A police source said: “We saw the pictures on the internet and we expect to receive more information on the subject. We are looking into it.”

If French authorities consider there is sufficient evidence for a prosecution, Miss Middleton and Mr de Soultrait could be summoned to give evidence.

The 28-year-old sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, who lives in swanky Mayfair, was reportedly being driven to the Gare du Nord station to board a Eurostar train to London on Saturday when the photos were taken.

The previous evening, she and other guests attended de Soultrait’s exclusive celebration entitled “Le roi est mort, Vive le vicomte”.

The party saw friends turn out in an array of elaborate period costumes, with Miss Middleton sporting a bright pink and gold number with flared sleeves.

De Soultrait is the man behind the Vicomte A label which produces preppy clothing and sportswear.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Friday, July 3, 2015
Lewisham Hospital (Picture: PA Images)

A woman from south-east London broke her elbow, went to A&E in Lewisham and then wrote this heartwarming ‘complaint’ letter to NHS staff about her time in hospital.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Police want to talk to this man about the incident in Liverpool Street

A 12-year-old girl is ‘traumatised’ after being sexually assaulted by a drunk pervert at Liverpool Street station last night.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Azelle Rodney was shot dead 10 years ago (Photo: PA Wire)

A Met marksman who who blasted suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney six times at close range 10 years ago has been cleared of his murder.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Back to school time (Picture: The Art of Dining)

Claptonwill call the register and tick off a school dinners themed pop-up restaurant offering posh grub, homework and a milk monitor to east Londoners

Friday, July 3, 2015
Ruby the pygmy goat (Picture: RSPCA)

An adorable pygmy goat has been found roaming through St. Helier park, Carshalton and the RSPCA are now appealing for help to trace her owner.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more