Pippa Middleton's confidence has reportedly been shattered by designer Karl Lagerfeld's cruel comments about her looks.
The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister is said to be "devastated" by Lagerfeld's public criticism of her face, which he said should be hidden.
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But while Pippa was shocked and humiliated by the comments, she is reportedly planning to keep a dignified silence for the sake of her sister Kate, who is keen to avoid scandal now she is a member of the royal family.
"Pippa's devastated by Karl's cruel comments," a friend to the UK's Closer magazine. "She's always been confident about her looks.
"But she doesn't want to retaliate and start a war of words. Her friends have tried to make her laugh about it as Karl is hardly a supermodel himself."
Pippa — and her pert rear end — shot to fame when she wore a clinging white bridesmaid gown at Kate's wedding to Prince William in April 2011.
The dress earned her the nickname 'Her Royal Hotness' but Lagerfeld publicly disagreed with this moniker last week, giving a damning appraisal of Pippa's looks in an interview.
"Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy," Lagerfeld said. "I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties.
"On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back."