Caption: Decadent: The partygoers in fancy dress pose around the throne with Pippa Middleton, in Paris to mark the seventh anniversary of Vicomte A, a company formed by Arthur Solutrait, who also celebrated his 30th birthday at the event Only hours after a debauched aristocratic bash, Pippa Middleton was at the centre of controversy as she was photographed with a man brandishing a gun on the streets of Paris.
Prince William's new sister-in-law, dubbed Her Royal Hotness after her appearance at his wedding, is expected to be questioned by police after her companion pointed the realistic-looking weapon at a photographer who was following them.
It is not clear whether the pistol was real or a fake, but the French authorities are investigating the incident after receiving a complaint from a member of the public at a time when the capital is on high alert after a string of fatal shootings.
Hailing from a wealthy Burgundian family who have an estate in the region as well as a stunning chateau on the outskirts of Paris - to which Pippa is a frequent visitor - de Soultrait is a fanatically keen huntsman whose passion for anything connected with bloodsports is matched only by his love for the high life.
He plays polo to a high standard and has even been photographed with the Queen.
Yesterday, a spokesman for his company insisted that the furor was a storm in a teacup. 'It was not a real gun. It was just a stupid joke,' they were reported to have said. Read Full Post From The DAILYMAIL Shop Stella McCartney now at Kirna Zabete