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Duchess of Cambridge's sister embroiled in gun controversy

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Apr 16, 2012 | 7:15am EDT

Pippa Middleton, who served as bridesmaid at her sibling's wedding to Prince William last April (11), was a passenger in a friend's car in Paris on Saturday (14Apr12), and the driver of the vehicle was caught on camera brandishing a weapon.

The Paris Judicial Police is said to be preparing to launch an investigation following the incident - and Middleton may be called in for questioning.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "If the evidence points to her involvement, she will be prosecuted. Anybody involved in the illegal use of a handgun in public is liable to arrest and interrogation."

It is unknown if the gun was a fake firearm, but if it is found to be real, brandishing it in a public place is punishable by up to seven years' jail "for all parties involved". If the gun is a fake, the maximum prison term is two years.

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