The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother, James Middleton, 31, has taken a job as a guide at a Scottish hotel owned by his other sister Pippa’s father-in law.
The youngest Middleton is working as a host at Glen Affric Lodge near Loch Ness, owned by David Matthews, father of Pippa’s hedge fund manager husband, James.
After splitting from Donna Air in February his marshmallow business Boomf has since posted losses of £3 million over the past three years.
James Middleton has taken a job as a guide at a Scottish hotel owned by his other sister Pippa’s father-in law. This publicity photo shows him in tweeds with a deerstalker
This cringe-worthy image shows the 31-year-old posing cheesily with hotel guests at dinner
The new role has seen Middleton posing for some cringe-making publicity pictures: one shows him in tweeds with a deerstalker, while another shows him posing cheesily with hotel guests at dinner.
James Middleton’s marshmallow company Boomf has seen its losses almost double in the last year. Pictured, James with ABC journalist Amy Robach and two Boomf marshmallows
The move north could be permanent as he recently said in a magazine interview, ‘the countryside is where I’m happiest and I’ll be taking my four dogs to Glen Affric with me.’
Affric Lodge, owned by David, comes with ample opportunities for hunting, shooting and fishing, along with personal gamekeepers, world-class cuisine from personal French chefs and a butler service.
As Mr Matthew’s eldest son, James will inherit this title and his wife, Pippa, will take the role of Lady Glen Affric, it has been reported. Although, of course, they could choose not to adopt the titles.
Donna said: ‘James and I are no longer an item. We parted ways in December but remain the very best of friends and always will be’ when the pair split in February
Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams exchanged vows on the banks of the picturesque loch on the family’s 10,000-acre estate in May this year.
Spencer’s family’s Scottish estate is a sprawling manor that can cost holidaymakers £900 a night plus VAT, and includes a chauffeur service to and from Inverness airport.
Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams exchanged vows on the banks of the picturesque loch on the family’s 10,000-acre estate in May this year
The Matthews family also own the Oetker Collection-managed Eden-Rock St Barths resort.
Eden Rock is one of the most exclusive hotels in the world, where everyone from Beyonce to Elton John, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio has stayed asking £25,000 a night for its most expensive suite.
The youngest brother of Catherine is also rumoured to have had a disagreement with the Queen.
As Mr Matthew’s eldest son, James will inherit this title and his wife, Pippa, will take the role of Lady Glen Affric, it has been reported
In an interview, Mr Middletown said it was often ‘frustrating’ being the Duchess of Cambridge’s brother, as his work is often overshadowed by the Royal.
The youngest Middleton said: ‘Aside from the fact of — yes, I am the brother of someone very important — I am, at the end of the day, just James.’
Getting ready for the country life: James Middleton is spotted getting getting his hands dirty as he helps gardeners remove a tree from Pippa’s home in May
According to reports, the interview didn’t sit well with the Queen, who is known to not like the royals or people close to them commenting on the Royal Family in interviews.
Mr Middleton’s ill-fated business ventures
James Middleton pictured when he ran a cake business in Berkshire
After dropping out of Edinburgh University, James started his business career with the help of an £11,000 loan from his ‘black sheep’ uncle Gary Goldsmith.
He planned to provide upmarket cake kits for people too busy to bake from scratch and sold the products through Party Pieces, the mail-order website owned by his parents Mike and Carole Middleton. However, the kits are no longer available to the public.
In 2015, James applied to have two of his cake firms as well as his wine business struck off the official register at Companies House.
They included Nice Cakes Ltd and Nice Wine Ltd. Accounts for the firms’ parent company, Nice Group London, disclosed in January 2015 that it had made a loss for the third year running.
The accounts showed that the company had just £20 in the bank and that James had to rely on his family to support the business.