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Carole Middleton's new writing roles revealed

May 16, 2015
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Carole Middleton is now sharing her party planning expertise with two luxury magazines. The Duchess of Cambridge's mother has landed writing roles at Little London and Baby London, two titles aimed at parents in the capital.The 60-year-old new grandmother, who has been running Party Pieces with her husband Michael Middleton for 28 years, is following in the footsteps of her daughter Pippa, penning party planning advice to mums and dads and recommending the best products on the market."I am thrilled to have joined the Little London team," wrote Carole in her first piece for Little London. "And look forward to updating you on the most exciting products and trends from within the children's entertainment industry."

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Carole will be sharing her party planning advice in two London-based magazines

Carole went on to explain how Party Pieces came to be, saying that when her three children Kate, Pippa and James were young she was disappointed by the "complete lack of party paraphernalia" available."This prompted Michael and I to launch our own small mail order company from a shed in our back garden in 1987," she added. "And whilst we've grown in size, we're still very much a family business. "I love sourcing and developing new products and I'm delighted to share my favourite finds with Little London readers."

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Carole and Michael have been running Party Pieces for 28 years

Carole is, of course, not the first member of the Middleton's to share her knowledge of the party planning industry.In autumn 2012, Pippa released her seasonal guide to organising events called Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends and has gone on to write for Vanity Fair, the Sunday Telegraph and Waitrose Kitchen.

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Pippa, James, Carole and Michael at the launch of Pippa's book Celebrate

James Middleton has also been inspired by the family business and runs the Cake Kit Company, which makes themed cakes and cake-making kits for birthdays and other occasions.The 28-year-old also runs Boomf, a company that produces marshmallows with edible pictures on them.

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