Wednesday 25 April 2018

James Middleton says it's 'frustrating' being Kate's brother

James Middleton for TYD magazine
Pippa (R) and James (L) Middleton
Kate and James Middleton
Pippa and James Middleton leave the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, after the christening of the three month-old Prince George
(L-R) Carole, James, Michael and Philippa Middleton depart the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton's younger brother James has said he finds his sister's royal status 'frustrating'.

James (27), who is dating tv presenter Donna Air, said he prides himself on his entrepreneurial skills, but struggles with his famous last name.

The businessman features on the cover of The Young Director Magazine, wearing a Rosemary Goodenough scarf.

"Yes, it does get frustrating,” he responded when asked about being the Duchess of Cambridge's little brother.

James Middleton for TYD magazine
James Middleton for TYD magazine

“I work incredibly hard, just like every other person.”

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“And aside from the fact — yes, I am the brother of someone very important — I am, at the end of the day, just James."

He is now head of a new printing business Boomf, which prints your Instagram pictures on marshmallows.

Pippa (R) and James (L) Middleton
Pippa (R) and James (L) Middleton

But James emphasised that he was raised with a strong work ethic and hasn't rested on his laurels since his family was thrown in the spotlight when Kate began married Prince William in 2011.

“I have only ever employed myself," he added.

He also spoke about overcoming his struggles with dyslexia.

And finally, on April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge and the next chapter of her style story began.
And finally, on April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge and the next chapter of her style story began.

“I feel like dyslexia is a strong point in me now,” he explained. "For one, it makes you unique, and two, your brain just works differently; you will get to the answer of a solution but just in a different — maybe unconventional way."

While he might play down his status, Middleton did reveal who he'd want to play him in the movie of his life, which he clearly has high expectations for.

"I would want Leonardo [DiCaprio] to play me because I believe in his acting mastery. The guy is a genius and he would make me look fantastic."

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