New career beckons for Pippa Middleton as she dons apron to rustle up 'delicious' bacon sandwiches for guests at society wedding
19:32 GMT, 28 May 2012
Wedding caterer: Pippa Middleton cooked bacon butties for the worse-for-wear party crowd at the end of Camilla Hook and Richard Holland's wedding last weekend
She met the bride on an exclusive 3,600 cookery course ten years ago.
So it's fitting that at the wedding of her best friend Camilla Hook, Pippa Middleton once again donned an apron and hit the kitchen.
This time round though, the food was far from gourmet.
Instead, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister covered her pink silk Issa dress with an apron and cooked up a steady stream of bacon sandwiches.
Her impromptu catering moment came when guests at the Scottish wedding of her best friend Camilla to Indian Ocean tsunami survivor Sam Holland, the actor grandson of Oscar-winning film director Lord Attenborough, tired towards the end of the evening.
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister had already been fully involved in her best friend's nuptials.
Not only did she give a reading in church, but she also kept the dancefloor electrified with her moves throughout the evening.
Then as the party drew to an end, Pippa, 28, who became firm friends with Camilla, also 28, during the gourmet cooking course in Frome, Somerset, leapt into action.
The party planner, who helped Camilla plan her big day, slipped into the kitchen at the bride's house where the reception was held and proceeded to whizz up the bacon butties for her partied-out friends.
A guest present at the wedding reported that Pippa donned an apron to protect her dress from oil splashes before getting stuck in.
The guest said an enthusiastic Pippa needed no encouragement to get into the kitchen and was handing out sandwiches to all those who were a little bit worse for wear.
They said: 'It was very surreal. She was on the dancefloor for most of the night so she must have been tired.
'Then she stayed up after most people had gone to make bacon sandwiches. They were delicious.'
Pippa, who had attracted much attention when she arrived at the parish church in Aberlady, 15 miles from Edinburgh, earlier in the day, was said by guests to have attended the wedding with George Percy – the heir to the Duchy of Northumberland – but the pair kept a low profile.
Close friends: Pippa and bride Camilla met on an exclusive cookery course in 2002
Nice dress! Pippa wore an Issa dress in an identical style to the midnight blue version her sister Kate wore to announce her engagement in 2010 – and made sure to protect it with an apron when she cooked bacon butties
Fellow wedding guests said the two are dating, but are going to great lengths to keep the relationship out of the public eye and even kept their romance a secret from other wedding guests.
One friend said: 'They are going out but they are very paranoid about being seen together. They didn’t even dance together at the wedding, but George was keeping a close eye on her from the side.'
George Percy already has the title Earl Percy and a trust fund with an income of 250,000 a year. His family own Alnwick Castle in Northumberland – an 1,000 year old stately home that featured as Hogwarts in two Harry Potter films.
The two were flatmates at Edinburgh University and he recently joined the Middleton family on a skiing holiday in the French resort of Meribel.
Other guests at the wedding included Freddie Mellor, the son of former Conservative Cabinet Minister David Mellor. Freddie, a friend of the groom since their time at Charterhouse public school in Surrey, was one of five best men.
More than just friends Pippa, pictured with George Percy at Wimbledon last year, was said by guests to have attended the wedding as Percy's date – but the two took pains to avoid being seen together
Firm friends: Pippa met Camilla ten years ago, and was delighted to help her plan her wedding to Sam Holland, the actor grandson of Lord Richard Attenborough