Pippa Middleton has spoken for the first time about dealing with her overnight celebrity status in her debut book.
The 29-year-old became an instant star when her figure-hugging bridesmaid dress nearly stole the show from her sister Catherine and the Royal wedding last year.
In her new book, Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends, Pippa describes how she has struggled to come to terms with her fame.
"It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that’s the right word) before the age of 30, on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom," the Daily Telegraph quoted.
"One day, I might be able to make sense of this.
"In the meantime I think it's fair to say that it has its upside and its downside. I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of - but in most ways I'm a typical girl in her 20s trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances."
Middleton's first furore into publishing is based on her experience working with her family business, Party Pieces.
It was reported that the deal for the book, with publisher Michael Joseph, was worth £400,000 (NZD$785,000).
The book includes recipes, party tips, as well as childhood memories of playing board games with her famous sister and younger brother James.
"We all used to get really competitive," she writes.
"The trick was to paint clear nail varnish on the conkers to make them very tough and less likely to break - outrageous cheating of course."