Gun in Pic with Pippa Middleton Was Fake: Report

04/17/2012 at 12:40 PM EDT

Pippa Middleton Gun Controversy: It Was a Toy
Pippa Middleton with Romain Rabillard (driving) and Arthur de Soultrait
Pippa Middleton made headlines Monday, and this time the paparazzi shots were not so flattering.

Middleton, 28, the younger sister of Prince William's wife Kate, was in Paris for French aristocrat Arthur de Soultrait's party when she was photographed smiling in the passenger seat of an Audi convertible as the driver of the car aimed a handgun directly at the photographer.

But the gun in question, it turns out, is a toy.

Aymeric de Drouas, spokesman for a French clothing company owned by Soultrait, told The Associated Press the gun in a photo published by British newspaper The Sun was a toy being used in "a game" with paparazzi, who'd been trailing them throughout Middleton's visit.



Paris police say they are not investigating and have no complaint, according to The New York Times.

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