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While it would have offered a unique perspective on the network’s stories about the Royal family, NBC confirmed that it has not asked Pippa Middleton to be a royal correspondent for The Today Show.
The rumors started Saturday when The UK Mirror reported that the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister was approached by NBC and offered $600,000 for the job.
“NBC senior figures will bill this job to Pippa as a special correspondent in 2013. They see her appeal as huge as she is linked to the Royal Family and because of her popularity following the wedding when pictures of her went worldwide,” a source told the paper. The source claimed that NBC had 20 royal events they want Pippa to cover and would “not focus on intimate Royal matters.”
However, a rep for Today told E! News that the story is bogus.
“There has been no such offer made to Pippa Middleton by the Today show,” the rep said. “She of course is welcome as a guest on Today anytime.”
The 29-year-old Pippa immediately became a worldwide celebrity during her sister’s marriage to Prince William. She became an author this year with Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, a party planning book.