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Why Pippa Middleton will inherit the title of Lady despite not being in the Royal Family like sister Kate Middleton

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Why Pippa Middleton will inherit the title of Lady despite not being in the Royal Family

Kate Middleton isnt the only Middleton to inherit a title (Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Its not just Kate Middleton who has earned herself a title in the Middleton clan – sister Pippa has too.

Pippa Middleton married commoner James Matthews in May 2017 and, given he was not a Prince nor a member of the Royal Family, she remained simply as Pippa.

Her big sister Kate, however, married Prince William in April 2011 and instantly became Her Royal Highness AND Duchess Of Cambridge.

But it seems many fans of the Middleton sisters hadnt realised that Pippa is also due to bag herself a title in the distant future.

How?

May 20, 2017 - Englefield, GREAT BRITAIN - Pippa Middleton arrives with her father Michael Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England Saturday, May 20, 2017. Middleton, the sister of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony Saturday where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte are in the wedding party, along with sister Kate and princes Harry and William. (Credit Image: ? Prensa Internacional via ZUMA Wire)

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on their wedding day (Picture: Zuma Press/PA Images)

Pippa married into the supremely wealthy Matthews family.

James father, David Matthews is a hedge fund manager and businessman and he is where the secret lies.

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As well as owning the luxurious A-list favourite Caribbean retreat Eden Rock, he owns the 10,000 acre estate Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands, which includes as castle.

And its understood when David passes away, the estate gets given to James, being the eldest son at 42 compared to younger brother and Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, 28.

This means Pippa, 34, will become Lady Glen Affric.

David currently holds the title of Laird of Glen Affric as he owns the estate in the Scottish highlands.

His son and Pippa will become the Laird and Lady on his death – and until then Pippa, as the heirs wife, will hold the courtesy title of Glen Affric the younger, The Express reported.

It is thought that David Matthews acquired the title, which is largely ceremonial, when he bought the Glen Affric estate in 2008.

Pippa's going to get a title too!

Shell also own this incredible castle in Scotland (Picture: Alamy)

The title even comes with its own red and green tartan.

Pippa and James, who is chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, got engaged in 2016 and married in 2017. They are now expecting their first child together.

Inside Eden Rock – the A-list Caribbean hotel owned by Spencer Matthews' parents Jane and David

Spencer Matthews' can't ever have found it hard impressing girlfriends when he was growing up – not with a luxurious family-owned Caribbean retreat at his fingertips.

Eden Rock Caribbean – the five-star resort and a favourite among the rich and famous – is owned by David and Jane Matthews, the reality TV star's mum and dad.

Spencer's parents – who are also the parents of James Matthews, the husband of Pippa Middleton – bought the resort back in 1995 after visiting St Barts for a family holiday.

The resort is situated on Saint Barthelemy island – aka, St Barts – and sits upon a quartzite bluff overlooking the Baie de Saint Jean.

Eden Rock Hotel, St. Barts

Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barts is luxury unlike anything down the King's Road (Picture: Eden Rock)

The Eden Rock Hotel in St.Barts. ftr-CCEDER_05_

An aerial view of Eden Rock

Villa Nina at Eden Rock, St Bart's, a two-bedroom property costing ?35,000 per week.

The view from the private Villa Nina at Eden Rock, which costs around £35,000 per week

In fact, it's ranked as the best hotel on the entire island of St Barts, so it's no surprise those flash with their cash love it.

We are, of course, talking about the rich, famous and glamorous celebrities who flock to the resort year after year – and not the reality TV kind that Spencer is well-versed with; the A-list kind who come from a sunny place called Hollywood.

Villa Nina at Eden Rock, St Bart's, a two-bedroom property costing ?35,000 per week.

Inside Villa Nina at Eden Rock

Eden Rock hotel owned by Pippa Middleton's in-laws lies in ruins: St Barts resort popular with Tom Hanks and Jennifer Lopez is ravaged by Irma after fearsome Category 5 hurricane tore up the Caribbean Eden Rock Hotel on St Barthelemy was pictured today strewn with rubble The luxury resort, where rooms start from ??777, is a hotspot for celebrities David and Jane Matthews moved to St Barts in 1995 after buying the site Built in 1950, was the first hotel on the islands and was visited by Rothschilds Hurricane Irma has killed ten after striking the Caribbean on Wednesday

Eden Rock was damaged in Hurricane Irma

A picture taken on September 6, 2017, shows destruction at the Eden Rock hotel in Baie de Saint Jean on the French Caribbean island of Saint-Barthelemy, after it was hit by Hurricane Irma. At least 25 people have died as Hurricane Irma has pounded the Caribbean: 10 in the French islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, six in British overseas territories, four in the US Virgin Islands, two in Puerto Rico and two in the Dutch part of Saint Martin and one in Barbuda. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had "markedly less" of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France's meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Valentine AUTRUFFE (Photo credit should read VALENTINE AUTRUFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The hotel has been under construction since 2017 and is due to reopen later this year (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Those that have holidayed in the 32-bedrooms and suite resort include the likes of Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Elton John, to name a few.

In its early days, when it was owned by St Barts politician Remy de Haenen, who died in 2008, it was regularly visited by the likes of Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes. Legend has it that Greta once checked into Eden Rock and ended up staying for three weeks she loved it so much.

Eden Rock even has its own artist-in-residence: Spencer's mum.

Zimbabwe-born Jane is an artist and a graduate of London University's Slade School of Art.

She opened The Eden Rock Gallery in the 1990s and it is a firm favourite among its clientele.

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David Matthews at Eden Rock in an archive photo

DAVID MATTHEWS WITH WIFE, JANE, AND SONS, MICHAEL AND JAMES. THEY ARE THE OWNERS OF THE EDEN ROCK HOTEL ON THE ISLAND OF ST BARTH'S IN THE CARIBBEAN LEEWARD ISLANDS.

Jane and David with sons Michael and James at Eden Rock

Eden Rock was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017 and, currently closed for repair work, it is due to reopen at the end of this year.

He and Jane bought the resort after he sold a car dealership business he bought in 1973 in a multi-million pound deal.

The pair had three children together – Spencer, James and Michael. However, tragically, Michael died in 1999 in a mountaineering accident at the top of Mount Everest

(Picture: Probe-Media for DailyMail.com) GV's of David Matthews' Eden Rock hotel in St Bart's, Caribbean. Extensive work from from the hurricane is under way. Not one person was to be seen on the property where the hotel has been severely battered by the recent hurricane and was forced to close. Credit- Probe-Media for DailyMail.com

David and Jane Matthews' Caribbean hideaway Eden Rock as construction work continues after being severely battered by the hurricane (Picture: Probe-Media for DailyMail.com)

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2017, David and Jane Matthews, parents of the groom, attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton and their son James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London. The father-in-law of Pippa Middleton, whose sister Kate is married to Britain's Prince William, has been charged in France with the rape of a minor, a legal source told AFP on March 30, 2018. David Matthews was taken into custody for questioning last March 27, 2018 by investigators with France's Minor Protection Brigade in a case dating from 1998-99, after a complaint was lodged in 2017, the source said. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

David Matthews and Jane Matthews are pictured at son James Matthews and Pippa Middleton's wedding ceremony in May 2017 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

If Eden Rock wasn't enough, the Matthews also bought a Victorian Lodge in Glen Affric in Scotland in 2008.

David currently has the title Laird of Glen Affric and when James inherits it, Pippa will be able to match her sister, the Duchess Of Cambridge, in the title stakes as she'll be able to call herself Lady Glen Affric.

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