Three months after Pippa Middelton wed wealthy financier James Matthews, the British beauty has decided to close PXM Enterprises Limited, the company which managed her “publishing activities,” including her party-planning book, Celebrate, and her contributions to Waitrose magazine.
The 34-year-old shut down her business after just four years. According to the Daily Mail, Pippa filed an application in late August to have PXM removed from her register at Companies House. Prior to creating PXM, Pippa — who studied English Literature at Edinburgh University — held a variety of writing jobs.
Following a brief stint in public relations post-graduation, Pippa began self-editing the online magazine Party Times. Years later, after her older sister, Kate Middleton, married Prince William, Pippa was offered a $515,000 publishing deal to write her widely panned party-planning book. As royal fans may recall, Celebrate was criticized because it lacked original advice.
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Despite the setback, Pippa continued to write. She wrote for the U.K. magazine The Spectator from 2012 to 2014, and even had a column in Vanity Fair in 2015. Now, with those gigs behind her — and a new life as a billionaire’s wife — it appears as though Pippa is finally ready to take a break.
Still, we’re sure that Pippa will remain invested in her never-ending philanthropy work. She supports a number of charities, including the British Heart Foundation. In 2016, she released her first cookbook, Heartfelt, and donated all proceeds to the organization, which is committed to fighting heart disease.
In Heartfelt, Pippa explained why creating a book of recipes was so important to her. “I heart family. My mother always says preparing a healthy and tasty meal for the family is one of life’s greatest pleasures — and pressures,” she wrote. “With the many demands of family life, even the most enthusiastic cook can struggle to come up with new ideas week in week out and not rely on convenience foods to serve up a meal at the end of a long day.”