KATE Middleton’s baby brother is working as a hotel tour guide after his company posted £3million losses, according to reports.
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The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sibling James is said to have taken a job at Scottish hotel Glen Affric Lodge, in the Highlands near Loch Ness.
The plush country pile is owned by the sister Pippa’s father-in-law, David Matthews.
It comes as James, 31, reportedly saw his personalised gifts business, Boomf, fail to make a profit over the past three years.
The company sells novelty marshmallows as well as exploding confetti cards.
“The countryside is where I’m happiest and I’ll be taking my four dogs to Glen Affric with me.”
James can be seen in promotional photographs at the hotel.
One picture shows him dressed in tweed wearing a deerstalker cap on the grounds of the estate.
In another posed shot he can be seen entertaining hotel guests at a dinner.
James has previously spoke of his love for the great outdoors, telling the Telegraph: “The countryside is where I’m happiest and I’ll be taking my four dogs to Glen Affric with me.”
He is described as a “charming host” on the hotel website, “who will delight in helping you make the most of these magical destinations.”
The description continues: “He is passionate about country life and will expertly guide you through the very best the Estates have to offer.
“James will be there to welcome you, show you around and to help you get the most out the sports, activities and experiences on offer.”
The entrepreneur, who formerly dated actress Donna Air, reportedly incurred the wrath of the Queen after recently revealing how it was “frustrating” being Kate’s brother.
He told how his work was often “overshadowed” by his 36-year-old sister’s royal status.
The youngest Middleton said in an interview: “Aside from the fact of – yes, I am the brother of someone very important – I am, at the end of the day, just James.”
But Her Majesty was unimpressed by his comments, according to reports.