TO Shipston in the Cotwolds, where Sheldon’s Wine Cellars is flogging Royal Blush, a line of booze featuting Dan Lacey’s portrait of naked Prince Harry screwing back on the Las Vegas baize. The rosé is called Royal Blush.
The pinky hues are the exact colour Harry’s cheeks shone after the impromptu game of ping-pong that followed the billards.
PRINCE Harry is in Afghanistan. You can see him being show the Apache flight-line by a member of his squadron (name not provided) at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, where he will be operating from during his tour of duty as a co-pilot gunner. The Prince has returned to Afghanistan to fly attack helicopters in the fight against the Taliban. They might be ready for him…
PRINCE Harry wasn’t the first Royal to go naked. He won’t be the last. In this photo we see Czar Nicholas II and Courtiers bathing in the nude at Tsarskoye Selo. The photo is undated. Unlike Czar Nichaolas. On 17 July 1918, as anti-Bolsheviks murdered Nicholas on the orders of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. Come the revolution…
DIANA Princess of Wales died 15 years ago today. Some say never died but lives on the fabled Sixth Floor of London’s Harvey Nichols department store. Her name resonates, turning the Windsors into ghosts, forever in her shadow. We like Wills and Harry because they are their sons. Diana, rejected by the ignorant pompous Windsors in life, was clutched to their bosom in death. Kate is ordained by the media to be thin and silky enough to be Diana’s successor.
The thing about Diana was that, unlike the Munsters she married into and their lackeys, she was not a snob. Nor was she self-righteous like her brother and Tony Blair, the Prime Minister at the time of her death:
CELEBRITIES get stalked like prey, night and day. It’s been like that for years and unless there’s a change in behaviour or the law, then it’ll stay that way.
Not that celebs themselves seem to understand that. For example, Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly furious after an Australian magazine published private pictures of their honeymoon. It would seem we’re supposed to look at Royalty in a different light than common or garden famous people.
HOW do the nation’s newspapers report the news that Andy Murray (current status: British) is through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon? Well, it was a truly momentous day for Kate Middleton. As the sun sat in a bright blue sky, Kate stunned adoring onlookers, who had invested small fortunes to sit on Kate Knoll, by deftly dropping her shiny hair over her perfect ears. As white-clad men toiled below, the English champion of hearts…(continues for ever)…
WE are indebted to the Sun’s Ally Ross for spotting this gem from jobbing ninny . Young Tom is a “food writer”. Prince Charles is his step-dad. TOM HAS BENE ON itv’s This Morning. The caht went like this:
TP-B: “I’ve just been to Beirut.”
Holly Willoughby: “What sort of food do they have there?”
TP-B: “It’s sort of Lebanese.”
THE Prince of Wales and Camilla have been to Truro, Cornwall. They’ll then head off to the Isles of Scilly. The Prince of Wales is celebrating 60 years as the Duke of Cornwall. Or as Charles likes to term it: King of Cornwall.
WHEN we first saw this photo, we thought it was an old still of Princess Anne giving birth to Zara. But then we read the Press Association’s caption: “Equestrian – 2012 Barbury International Horse Trials – Day Two – Barbury Castle Estate: Zara Phillips riding High Kingdom during day two of the Barbury International Horse Trials at Barbury Castle Estate, Wiltshire.” As you were with those stirrups…
TODAY the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met up with the Dalai Lama at Clarence House, London. Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is on a tour to promote Buddhism. Sadly, the Free Tibet concert has not forced the Chinese into leaving the Dalai Lama’s home country, meaning he cannot return the hospitality and welcome Charles into his palace. But he could follow Charles on Twitter. The Dalai Lama follows no-one on twitter. Like Eminem, who has never had Chalre sin his home, either…
The Prince of Wales greets the Dalai Lama (left) at Clarence House, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 20, 2012. Charles is a long-time supporter of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader who is seen by China as a separatist threat. Since the heir to the throne last met the Dalai Lama, he has held discussions with China's president Hu Jintao, raising the subject of Tibet with the leader during talks in London in 2009. The senior Buddhist figure arrived at Clarence House in a chauffeur-driven car and as he stepped into the doorway of the historic home the heir to throne appeared. Charles threw up his arms then placed his hands together in a prayer sign before hugging the Dalai Lama and sharing a few words with the spiritual figurehead. See PA story ROYAL Charles. Photo credit should read: Gareth Cattermole/PA Wire
THE Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton, for it is ever she, have been on a trip to to Nottingham. They went to Vernon Park and larked about. The good news is that this time Her Aged Majesty got a seat, having been forced to stand for hours on end aboard a barge done up like a Thai brothel. If this is show we treat our elderly it is to the country’s eternal shame…
DID you see Harbinder Singh Rana stood on the Royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, as it motored down the River Thames? He was Prince Charles’s guest. Harbinder Singh Rana is a convicted sex attacker. In August 1986, Rana was the vice president of the Internationan Sikh Youth Federation. He was convicted at Dudley of posing as a doctor to examine women internally.
The Mirror says this is a “security scare”, adding:
During his time on the barge, Rana came into close proximity with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Rana served four years for five counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and one of attempted assault. It is unlikely that he assaulted any of the Royal knobs on the boat.
The Mail adds:
The convicted sex attacker was at times during the 1,000 boat extravaganza just feet from the Queen herself.
BEFORE he became a media pariah, Jonathan King hymned a reply to the Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen. It’s called God Save The Sex Pistols, and as Madame Arcati reports, in 1977 Prince Charles liked it so much he ordered six copies. What Chas doesn’t know about the funny, ain’t worth knowing…
FOR those American readers who think the Diamond Jubilee is a QVC segment on selly telly, and the Jubilee River Pageant a Disney on Melted Ice, news: that stuff is real. The UK is a giant theme park, overseen by the Queen of Diamonds*, who devours sons-and-daughters-in law faster than Sarah Ferguson at an all-you-can-eat trotter jamboree, and Gary Barlow, a singer with Take That who, having pulled himself up by the boot laces now actually lives insider Her Majesty’s bowel from where he directs Jubilee pop concerts featuring the likes of Cheryl Cole, Paul McCartney, Steve Wonder and Grace Jones. (*Diamonds may be cut-glass (see accent).):
DIAMOND Jubilee Special Part 2: Our photographer made it onto the ‘Havengore’ on the River Thames, London, during the Diamond Jubilee river pageant, spending time with the Royal Family as they floated downstream. No Fergie. No Diana. No dates for their kids. The Windsor ex-wives and husbands are invited to wave along with the rest of the fans. (Pippa Middleton sends hugs.)
DRIP DROP HOORAY! Long may she rain! Weather and Royalty – the Diamond Jubilee has it in bundles. They used to say the Queen’s world smelt of wet paint. It also smells of wet dog, wet burgers and wet anoraks…
TO Holland, where the country’s Crown Prince Willem-Alexander has won the country’s toilet-throwing contest. The heir to the, erm, Dutch throne marked Queen’s Day by heading to Rhenen to toss a toilet. He won first place.
He tells us:
“Here in the Netherlands there are towns that take part in the throwing of toilet-bowls for a laugh. I participated with a smile, but not without shame in thinking about the some 2.6 billion people around the world that do not have this most basic infrastructure to fulfil a daily need with dignity.“
WHAT did Queen Elizabeth 2 look like and what did she do before she became Queen – before she had children of her own? When Her Majesty was plain old Princess Lilibet, what was she like? We’ve put together a fantastic gallery of images of QE2 as a baby, toddler, girl, teenager and young woman: