Pippa Middleton became the subject of scrutiny after becoming involved in what British tabloids are calling GunGate. Pippa was a passenger in an Audi with three guy friends when they were being followed by a photographer. One of her friends pulled out a weapon and aimed it directly at the snapper.
As it turns out, the gun was just a toy. Reportedly, Pippa is unlikely to be investigated with regard to the incident. French authorities say that they were made aware of the photos of the incident, but said that no complaint had been made. They are continuing to look into the matter, but say that they won’t be talking to Pippa.
Another photographer who was following Pippa on Sunday told a tabloid that he knew the gun wasn’t real. The snapper said, “We had been following Pippa since the beginning of the day. She was hyper cool, we even spoke with her and her friends. It was a fine day, and the atmosphere was truly very relaxed. When the driver pulled out his plastic pistol, it was for a joke, to amuse. A few minutes later, when the vehicle had parked, I was able to touch the plastic weapon which the driver showed to me. It was possible to see that it was the kind of thing you would find in a toy shop.”