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Pippa Middleton Thought Gun-Waving Incident Was Funny, Friend Claims

April 18, 2012 (8:03 am) GMT
'It was just a joke that has been blown out of all proportion,' says Marcy de Soultrait, Pippa's friend and the brother of Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait, as he weighs in on the scandal.
Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton has yet to make a formal statement regarding a recent gun-waving incident, but a friend of hers has said that the younger sister of Kate Middleton found it funny. On Tuesday, April 17 night, Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait's brother Marcy de Soultrait shared his insight on the whole scandal in an interview with the Daily Mail.

"Pippa is a very good friend of mine and this gun affair is very silly," Marcy said from family chateau in Presles, just outside Paris. "It was a children's toy that the driver had in his car. Pippa thought it was funny. It is fine in France to do that and the police are not investigating. In France there is no problem, just in England. You English think there is a problem, which is crazy."

"I have spoken with Pippa, she thinks this is all a joke and a funny game," the aristocrat continued on. "We were just having a laugh. We are funny people, it's what we do. The paparazzo saw the toy and he knew it was a toy, he has said so. You English need to get over it. It was just a joke that has been blown out of all proportion."

Pippa got entangled in the gungate scandal after she was photographed riding shotgun in a convertible whose driver pointed a semi-automatic handgun, which was claimed a fake, at photographers on Sunday, April 15. While earlier reports suggested that Paris Judicial Police are "poised" to launch an investigation into the incident, it was later said that the 28-year-old is unlikely to be investigated.

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