Her father, Michael Middleton, was a manager for British Airways at the time and he was working for the company in the Jordanian capital.
The discrepancy highlights the treatment and perception of women who marry into the royal family, compared to their princes.
The British Royal family went volcanic after topless photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and husband of Prince William, were released by French magazine Closer and put on the newsstands for the world to devour.
As was the style back then, she rocked a pair of skinny jeans with a blazer and a pair of suede boots.
Given the unique circumstances Catherine has found herself in, her less restrained days of yore may as well be another lifetime.
In the picture, a very tanned Pippa wears a lavender bra and a white skirt as she dances seductively with an unknown chap who is wearing what might either be boxers or board shorts.