EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: How Prince William Called Queen Elizabeth to Change the Guest List for His 2011 Wedding to Princess Kate
Sophie Winkleman, aka Lady Frederick Windsor, laments that she knew virtually no one at her 2009 wedding, hosted by mother-in-law Princess Michael of Kent.
She perhaps wishes that groom Freddie could have followed his cousin William's example two years later.
When he and Kate received the names of 700 guests for their 2011 wedding, drawn up by father Charles' officials, they knew virtually no one. This prompted William to answer his grandmother's phone.
The Queen told him to throw it away and send the names of everyone the couple wanted to attend. As William later said, “Grandma knows best.”
When William and Kate received the names of 700 guests for their 2011 wedding, drawn up by dad Charles' officials, they knew virtually no one. This prompted William to answer his grandmother's phone
The Queen told him to send the names of everyone the couple wanted to attend. As William later said: 'Grandma knows best'
The Times Literary Supplement is unimpressed by Nicholas Shakespeare's monumental biography James Bond creator Ian Fleming. “Fleming was a minor literary talent,” the TLS pontificates.
'For all the painstaking dedication of his research and the detail he manages to gather and make highly readable, Nicholas cannot make Fleming's life or his writings assume great significance.'
After four years of scribbling and 800 pages, Shakey should get a TLS license to make things exciting, right?
Matthew Vaughn directed blockbuster Argylle and was disappointed by an acting cat hired at enormous expense. “It was just a cat,” he tells Total Film.
'So I thought: this isn't going to work. I need to borrow Chip.” Chip, his wife Claudia Schiffer's feline, meowed to help. “It's a bit weird,” Matthew adds.
Chip, Matthew Vaughn's wife Claudia Schiffer's feline, meowed to help
'Sharing a car at six in the morning with a cat and the cat sitting next to me in the caravan.' Shouldn't Chip have been rewarded with a diva list of Sheba Flakes and delicacies from the Perle Gourmet Collection?
Heading to oche broadcaster Jon Sopel suggests Hollywood star Tom Cruise should play Luke 'the Nuke' Littler in a biopic.
“Because Tom looks 25 years younger than him and Luke looks 25 years older,” Sopel says, adding, “Tom might need to put on some weight.”
Sir Christopher Meyer's widow, Catherine, partly blames the diplomat's death in 2022 on his 2018 London Underground robbery. Lady Meyer, who has put the finishing touches to his latest novel Survivors, finds solace in his authorship of the last sentence in the late Queen's move. tribute to the victims of September 11: 'Grief is the price we pay for love.'
Former Spandau Ballet heartthrob Tony Hadley shares good and bad news. The good news is that his popularity as a solo artist prompts female fans to throw their underwear at him on stage.
And the grim reveal? They are now size XL.
'Yes! The pants just got bigger,” he whines. Now that his middle-aged spread requires jumbo Y-fronts, isn't it a case of Tony's pot calling the kettle black?