Pippa Middleton goes on Edinburgh shooting trip

PIPPA Middleton was all smiles as she posed for a picture with friends at a shooting trip at an estate near Edinburgh.

Pippa Middleton, circled, with friends at a shooting trip near Edinburgh. Picture: Comp

Ms Middleton was photographed with companions after a hunt with 50 dead birds at their feet, including pheasants and partridges.

The photo, published on a public account on Instagram, was taken on Gilmerton’s Drum Estate.

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However, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister drew criticism from animal rights campaigners.

Queen guitarist Brian May, a vegetarian, led the criticism on Twitter, saying that he “struggled to understand the smiles in this picture.”