We always knew that Pippa and Kate had a younger sibling, but somehow it slipped by us just how dead sexy baby bro is — until now. James has stepped out of the shadows of his famous older sisters to claim his title as the hottest Middleton out there.
Here’s a little to know about James.
1. He’s a baker
James’ parents own a party-planning company called Party Pieces, which Kate and Pippa have both worked for at one point or another during their professional careers. James was inspired to start his own company called Cake Kit Company before moving on to co-found a company called Boomf, which makes marshmallows personalized with pictures on them.
Pretty sweet gig. And James has no shortness of ambition, either.
“There is no doubt about it, James would like to be the next Richard Branson,” a friend told The Telegraph in 2011. “He is surfing on the crest of a wave at the moment. All his friends think he will make serious money.”
2. He’s taken
James has been dating British TV star Donna Air for over three years now, and it sounds like things are getting serious.
“She makes me very happy and I think I make her very happy. I want children,” he said in a recent interview with the Daily Mail. “I’ve said that before. I will have children, but you’ll have to wait.”
3. He wants the world to know he’s his own man
He might not get as much press as Pippa and Kate, but that doesn’t mean James isn’t out there doing his thing.
“It’s always been, whether at school or now, that I am Pippa and Catherine’s little brother. It’s probably going to be the story of my life,” he told the Daily Mail. “[But] I am James Middleton. I am very proud to be ‘the little brother of…’ but, equally, they are proud that I am who I am.”
4. He looks pretty good decked out in bike-racing gear
Um, hello. Yes, we would like a ride on your bike, please.
5. Mama Middleton isn’t too fond of his beard
Facial hair is all the rage right now, but James’ mom isn’t too keen on his beard.
“My mother looks at it and says, ‘When are you going to get rid of it?’ but then that’s because she wants me to be her little boy,” he told the Daily Mail.
6. He’s skilled at weeding out phonies
Being the member of a famous family has its benefits, but it also brings out hangers-on who aren’t genuine. But James isn’t too worried about it.
“When somebody is interested in me for other reasons, I can spot it a mile off,” he says. “All I want to do in my life is be known as me and for what I do.”
7. He dropped out of college
James may be super-ambitious when it comes to business, but he left college after just one year.
“But I have other skills such as building bonfires and bleeding radiators and fixing boilers, slightly fun stuff,” he told the Mail.
8. His childhood with Kate and Pippa wasn’t always easy
“I have always joked that I have three mothers,” he said. “I couldn’t get away with anything as a kid. Whether I got a bad mark at prep school or was told off by somebody, it would always end up getting back to my parents.”
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