Pippa Middleton may want to keep her breakfast choices to herself from now on.
In a new interview with iPaper, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge exemplified the best intentions gone awry when she attempted to bring attention to the millions of children who go to school hungry in the United Kingdom each day.
The socialite, Daily Mail explained, has been working with charity Magic Breakfast, which “provides healthy school breakfasts to hungry and malnourished children in disadvantaged areas of the U.K.,” according to its site. A worthy cause no doubt, but it’s the breakfast Middleton suggested struggling parents make their children that has people up in arms.
In the piece, Pippa suggested parents prepare an egg and avocado tortilla for their children before school. While delicious, people quickly pointed out how absurd the breakfast choice is for a needy family as the recipe calls for fresh avocado, an expensive item to say the least, along with olive oil and whole wheat tortillas, two items that can certainly run up your grocery bill.
“Avocado? Tortilla? For kids who didn't get breakfast? How silly can people be,” one woman wrote on Facebook. “I think baked beans or tinned tomatoes might be more popular, have good nutrition and cost a lot less and be easier to prepare.”
Sadly for Middleton, the hits didn’t stop there. She went on to describe the best breakfast she ever ate, which many found to be a bit insensitive. As she said, it was served “up a mountain in the Trois Vallees ski region of France, with beautiful views, snow all around and crisp, fresh air to heighten the senses.”
As for her normal breakfast routine, Middleton explained that she cannot start her day without a good meal, which usually consists of “plain yogurt with chopped fruit and toasted seeds, oats and nuts or toasted rye bread with eggs or avocado.”
Something she’ll never eat, however is, pancakes with bacon and maple syrup because it “doesn't do it for [her].”
Though her interview is getting a bit of negative attention, the charity is still thrilled to have her as a spokesperson.
"It is fantastic to have Pippa’s support. She took part in a cross-country skiing race with her brother five years ago for us. It was really excellent – she quietly chose to support Magic Breakfast and raised a lot of money for the charity,” Alex Cunningham, general manager of Magic Breakfast, told People. “She always has breakfast and can’t start the day properly without it, so like Magic Breakfast, she clearly values the importance of breakfast.”