Pippa Middleton 'Talks Of Hardship Of Sleeping With Unwashed Men'

Nearly royal pokes fun at herself in latest column

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Pippa Middleton 'Talks Of Hardship Of Sleeping With Unwashed Men'
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Pippa Middleton might be a nearly royal, but the Duchess of Cambridge's little sister has admitted she slummed it like the rest of us during the recent five day Haute Route cross country ski marathon she embarked on, claiming the arduous 180 km trek was almost as bad as sleeping in a "numbered dormitory".

Writing in her latest column for the Spectator, the brunette claimed while the five full days of difficult conditions was hard, it was nothing in comparison to - shock horror - sharing a room, with boys.

Stating that it "was not luxury," she wrote: "The hardship on the Haute Route is not simply the physical exertion but the mountain hut experience."

The style-conscious socialite clearly took aversion to wearing shared shoes as well.

"You are given a pair of Crocs," she claimed, "colour coded for size — in which to shuffle around the hut."

But the nearly royal did admit she had some fun and even hinted she got a little too drunk: "Each party is assigned a table where you eat, drink, chat and play games. None of us could work out if our headaches were from altitude or the local red wine."

Pippa loves an alpine trek, here in 2012 as she finished another cross country ski race (WENN)

But the real struggle appeared to be sharing a room with other people, specifically men, which Pips doesn't seem keen on.

"You ‘sleep’ in dormitories with numbered beds; women alongside men, who are generally unwashed and snoring,"she revealed.

"At night the cold creeps in through your thermals, but by the time you wake at 5 a.m, it feels like a sauna."

And no air-con apparently also annoyed the 28 year-old: "There’s an absence of ventilation — and the room stinks of sweat and boys."

Wow, Pips really knows how tough life can be!

Aside from complaining about her sleeping arrangements, the almost royal also took the opportunity to challenge Mayor of London Boris Johnson to a game of ping pong, to find out if he's as competitive as the Middletons.

She wrote: "Back home in London after my Alpine challenges, I can now pursue less demanding hobbies in my spare time, such as ping-pong.

"I’m told the Johnsons are almost as competitive as the Middletons."

She went on: "So I’d like to lay down a challenge to the Mayor. My only stipulation is that I can use my favourite Dunlop Blackstorm Nemesis bat, which I used when I played in the Milton Keynes U13 National Championships, don’t you know. Bring it on, Boris."

Looks like we could have a high brow rivalry on our hands as Boris has answered Miss Middleton's challenge favourably, hardly surprising with his reputation and has agreed to take her and her bat on.

He told the Telegraph: "I feel very nervous clearly because she seems to be very good. Well, she claims to be very good.

"But I'm very happy to do this because it's a chance to promote what we're doing with sports legacy London."

We can't wait!

Pippa in sophisticated mode: At the Cheltenham Races

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Pippa Middleton arrives at the Cheltenham Festival (James Whatling / Splash News)