By TED THORNHILL
Locked: The bailiff sets to work clamping Pippa's flash BMW in posh Chelsea, where she lives
Pippa Middleton may have friends and family in high places, but that hasn’t prevented the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge having her car clamped.
It’s a humiliation that thousands of ordinary people face every day and will probably have come as quite a shock to the shapely 27-year-old, whose life lately has centred around looking fabulous at swanky events and adorning magazine covers.
According to eyewitnesses, Pippa’s £40,000 BMW Z4 soft-top was immobilised by a bailiff in a street in London’s fashionable Chelsea, where she has a flat.
It shall not be moved: Pippa's Z4 is going nowhere after authorities immobilised it
We’re sure that Pippa will be driving around again soon. However, it may not be in the Z4 for very much longer, because according to reports the royal sister-in-law may be getting an upgrade to an armoured car.
While Kate is guarded round-the-clock by the Royal Protection Squad, Pippa’s security arrangements are more low-key.
She does carry a panic alarm linked to the police, but her parents are said to be worried that the hugely popular party planner may be attacked by a crazed fan or even kidnapped and want her protection beefed up.
Driven to humiliation: Pippa has suffered the embarrassment of having her car clamped
Millionaires Michael, 61, and Carole Middleton, 55, want to buy Pippa a £95,000 bomb-proof Audi or BMW according to The Sun.
A source told the paper: ‘Carole and Michael have taken a raft of measures following advice from one of William's most trusted bodyguards.
‘Pippa's car will have all the latest security devices, including armour plating. It will be bomb proof.’