British socialite Pippa Middleton has had her fortnightly column in The Telegraph cancelled after only six months following negative feedback from readers.
Middleton, who is the sister of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, started the column in September last year but failed to gain popularity amongst readers.
“The readers just weren’t into it,” a source from the paper told Us Weekly. “There was a lot of negative mail coming in after each column and there were too many off-limit subjects for her. They ran out of ideas.”
Middleton’s column has a firm focus on sport and food, with many pieces documenting her experiences trying new sports or recipes.
She kicked off her career at The Telegraph with an entry about boxing, which she described as “a pure but pleasing agony”.
Other highlights of the socialite’s short-lived column include:
- “This past week I’ve been in pancake paradise, helping to prepare and taste sublime creations”- on learning to make crepes
- “Urban cyclists intimidate me. I may mock them as geeks in their “bib tights” (essentially Lycra dungarees), streamlined helmets and triple lens, wraparound sunglasses but, in truth, their hard-nosed attitude – some can be incredibly rude – and self-belief that they are the rightful rulers of the road makes me nervous.” – on cycling in the city
- “I remember sheltering under a tarpaulin boat cover on the pebble beach, scoffing a dozen succulent molluscs as the wind whipped up white caps off the north Kent coast.” – on the annual Oyster Festival
- “I usually grab a coffee and bacon buttie and talk to the always friendly and generally flirtatious traders.” – on visiting the flower market
- “I have a pair of tight leather trousers that I’m hoping to squeeze into this Christmas party season but only if I think my legs pass the test. There is nothing worse than flabby thighs encased in wrinkled leather.” – on keeping fit
The well-connected Middleton will continue to write for Vanity Fair.