Pippa Middleton photographed 300 times a day, editor says

Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watches Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France play against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the singles final on day eight of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 27, 2011. Roger Federer won a record sixth ATP World Tour Finals title with a 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 victory over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Sunday. With this win he moved ahead of Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl on the list of Tour Finals champions in the 100th final of his majestic career. The 30-year-old, who retains the title he won 12 months ago, has now won 70 trophies in his career and has also equalled Lendl's record of 39 match wins in the end-of-season event. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watches ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on Nov. 27, 2011.
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LONDON (CBS/AP) If you think you've been seeing a lot of Pippa Middleton lately, it's not your imagination.

The picture editor of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper says he sees up to 400 photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Middleton, cross his desk every day.

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Paul Silva says the younger sister of the former Kate Middleton typically has eight or nine photographers camped outside her door and estimated that they produce between "300 to 400 pictures" of her daily.

The 29-year-old London socialite became the "It" girl of the global media after she almost stole the show at her sister's royal wedding April 29, 2011, in a figure-hugging white gown by Alexander McQueen.

Lon Silva was answering questions at the Leveson Inquiry, a judge-led investigation into the ethics of the country's media.

The inquiry was set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal centered on Rupert Murdoch's News of the World and has heard from celebrities who say they were hounded by paparazzi.

Silva said Wednesday that he saw no need to constantly run photographs of Pippa Middleton.

  • CBS News Staff

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