Kate Middleton's Brother James Is Now a Tour Guide in Scotland (Video)
While spending time with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is likely out of the question, you can now get in a bit of quality time with her almost-royal brother, James. And it will only cost you $1,700 a night.
No, he’s not becoming a gigolo, but rather, he’s taken on a new role as a guide at his sister Pippa’s father-in-law’s Scotland hotel.
In case you didn't know, Pippa is married to hedge fund manager James Matthews. His family owns a resort known as the Glen Affric Estate, which was first built sometime around 1860 and is located in the Scottish Highlands. On the property, guests who rent out the entire estate are invited to go hiking, fishing, hunting, or just spend time in the great outdoors on 32,000 lush acres of land. As its site notes, the land is “particularly suitable [for] family reunions, filmmaking, fashion shoots and in particular, corporate gatherings where privacy, security and discretion are considerations.”
And James will be on hand to help with all that and more.
The Daily Mail also got a hold of a few publicity shots of James on the property. In one photo, which the Daily Mail called “cringe-worthy,” he is pictured sporting tweeds and a deerstalker hat. In another, he’s sitting at a rather fancy-looking dinner alongside a few of the hotel’s guests.
"The countryside is where I'm happiest and I'll be taking my four dogs to Glen Affric with me," James recently shared in a magazine interview, hinting at the idea that this move may indeed be a permanent one.
But really, Kate and Pippa's little bro may be lucky to have the break. As Cosmopolitan also reported, his latest company, which manufactured custom-made marshmallows, recently reported a loss of nearly $4 million. So hopefully all that fresh country air will do him good.