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James Middleton on being Duchess Kate's brother

James Middleton has said that at times it can be frustrating being the Duchess of Cambridge's brother. The 27-year-old businessman told TYD magazine that despite his hard work, he can be overlooked or scrutinised because of his royal sister. When asked by the magazine if he found it irritating that his work gets overshadowed because of the Duchess's status, he replied "Yes, it does get frustrating." "I work incredibly hard," explained James. "Just like every other person in business and work. And aside from the fact of yes, I am the brother of someone very important I am, at the end of the day, just James."

James admits his achievements can be overshadowed

James, who is the youngest of Carole and Michael Middleton's three children, went on to explain why he dropped out of his Environmental Resources Management course at Edinburgh University, after only a year. "Firstly, I was not confident in the pursuit of me getting my degree," said James. "Secondly, I already knew that I wanted to work for myself and have my own business. I have only ever employed myself." During the interview James also revealed that he is a big fan of US TV show Family Guy. "I know to some it may not be a guilty pleasure but I absolutely love the show!" he said. "Some people think they are just cartoons but I think they are so clever and much more than cartoons."

James gave a reading at Prince William and Kate's royal wedding in 2011

James currently runs Nice Group London Limited, a firm whose ventures includes Nice Cakes, which sells items including personalised cupcakes, the Cake Kit Company, and Boomf, which personalises marshmallows by printing photographs on them. His company, however, is yet to make a profit and earlier this year it was reported that accounts showed the company made a total loss of £23,353 from March 2013 to March 2014. Nice Group lost £19,928 in its first year of trading, and £21,148 in the second and also owes creditors £76,394.

James with his sister Pippa and their parents Carole and Michael Middleton

James has previously spoken out to defend his brand's losses, telling MailOnline: "Nice Group is a start-up company and as you can imagine there are overheads needed to start a company. "It is not uncommon for start-up companies to make a loss in the early stages of developments and it is not something I am concerned with right now." The Middleton family appear to have helped James out financially. In the accounts filed at Companies House, under a section entitled 'Creditors: Amounts falling due with one year', it reads, "The bank overdraft is secured by a member of the director's family."

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