Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) has asked younger sister Pippa Middleton to serve as her personal (albeit temporary) assistant when she and husband Prince William make their first tour of America this summer.
According to a family friend, Pippa has been speaking to her family, the Palace and with employers Table Talk, the party planning company she works for, about taking the time to join her older sister Kate when she goes on a royal tour of Canada and the United States in June.
Kate has yet to choose a personal secretary and at the moment is making use of William's, but she will shortly need a secretary of her own. There were rumors last week that Pippa Middleton would be asked to be Kate's official secretary but it seems that Pippa will not be filling that role.
Pippa's work as Kate's assistant in June will be unpaid, but will certainly be a bonus for Ms. Middleton, who has found herself an almost instant celebrity after her appearance in a form fitting dress at the wedding of her sister to Prince William. Her fame will no doubt increase as she travels in North America with the royal family.