Meghan Markle interrupted her acting career when she married Prince Harry, but the Suits star clearly never let her showbiz dreams down.
I can reveal that the Duchess of Sussex, who currently lives with Harry in a £ 15 million mansion in Los Angeles owned by entertainment magnate Tyler Perry, has outlined her plans to return to the screen.
This week, Harry and Meghan applied for the name of their planned foundation, Archewell, for “television shows” and “feature films.”
Meghan Markle (photo) who quit her successful acting career to marry Prince Harry has announced plans to return to the screen
The couple listed a large number of potential companies in their filings with the Intellectual Property Office in London, from ‘digital entertainment content’ to ‘a website with information on physical fitness’ and a site’ with information in the field of nutrition, general health and mental health ‘.
A source close to the Sussexes tells me, “Archewell is going to be huge. Harry and Meghan will use it to support numerous goals that they feel passionate about.
It will be a worldwide organization with international ambitions. ‘
The name Archewell comes from the Greek word arche, meaning sources of action, which inspired the name of their 14-month-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
The couple had set up a similar ‘non-profit’ organization, Sussex Royal, but they were not allowed to use the word ‘royal’ when they left official duties in January.
Harry and Meghan (both pictured) have applied for the name of their planned foundation, Archewell, as a trademark for ‘television shows’ and ‘feature films’
They stated that they intended to become “financially independent” from the royal family.
Let’s hope they didn’t make mistakes in their paperwork.
When they filed documents in America last month to use the name as a trademark, officials said the plans were “too vague” and sent them back.
In another blunder, the filing form with the United States Patent and Trademark Office was not even signed.
The Sussexes have postponed Archewell’s launch until at least next year as they focus their efforts on the Black Lives Matter movement and fighting the corona virus.
They said, “We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.”
Guinness is good for Hollywood star Bette Midler, whose actress daughter Sophie von Haselberg just got married to Harry Guinness, the brewing dynasty.
“It was a pandemic wedding – very small,” Midler reveals.
Sophie von Haselberg, daughter of Hollywood star Bette Midler (pictured in the photo), just married the brewing dynasty Harry Guinness
“Her fiancé hadn’t had a haircut in three months, so she looked online how to cut her.”
Sophie says of the New York ceremony, “I can’t recommend getting married enough in Covid, because that means you don’t have to invite anyone you don’t want to invite.”
New romance blossoms for Edo’s ex Dara
Princess Beatrice succeeded glamorous architect Dara Huang in the affection of property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, but now Dara has found a new husband of her own.
I can reveal that 37-year-old Dara, who was engaged to Edo until the year he began courting the Queen’s granddaughter, fell for a London-based financier, Filippos Kodellas de la Morena, 37.
As an investment fund manager, he is the son of a Greek diplomat and a well-connected Spanish mother.
Architect Dara Huang (pictured) has found a new romance, London-based financier Filippos Kodellas de la Morena, after getting engaged to property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who is now married to Princess Beatrice
“Dara is very happy,” a source reveals. “She met Filippos through mutual friends. He is just as handsome and successful as Edo. ‘
Miss Huang has a three-year-old son, Christopher, with Edo. The boy would become the youngest witness ever at a royal wedding.
But Edo and Bea’s wedding in May was suspended due to coronavirus limitations.
Filippos should be able to keep Dara in beautiful fringes: he is the director of the expensive lingerie company La Perla.
Crumbs … Racy Lady Lola’s triple birthday celebrations
It’s ‘Super Saturday’, but lively socialite Lady Lola Bute couldn’t wait to start the revelation.
Socialite Lady Lola Bute (pictured by the pool of her childhood home) celebrated her 21st birthday this week
The daughter of the Marquess of Bute enjoyed three birthday celebrations, including a party with her friends (photo)
The daughter of the Marquess of Bute – former racing driver Johnny Dumfries – organized not one, not two, but three celebrations on the occasion of her 21st birthday.
At first she put the Victoria sponge in the pool with her family.
At the second moment, she enjoyed a flower cake, and at the third party for friends, she was treated to a pink three-tiered creation.
The Queen has a £ 1.5 million Balmoral account
The Queen is known for her thrift, whether she’s storing corn flakes in Tupperware containers, turning on just one bar of her electric fireplace, or patrolling Buckingham Palace to turn off the light.
But I can reveal that she is about to call the ‘£ 1.5 million holiday’ – if she is expected to go to Balmoral later this summer.
Typically, the 50,000-acre estate would have been open to the public since April – and would welcome visitors until late July, with Her Majesty arriving shortly after.
At the time, around 70,000 tourists visited, making up about half of £ 3 million annual operating costs.
But the coronavirus pandemic paid for it.
And when Her Majesty, who pays for the maintenance of the estate out of her own pocket, arrives in August, there is no chance to recoup some income with a ‘late opening’.
Thank goodness for the Tupperware.
Dawn’s highway to hell
What would Dibley’s minister say?
Dawn French has admitted to being caught driving her Range Rover twice on the same stretch of road between London and her home in Cornwall.
The comedienne was hit with a double fine in the same section of the roadworks for the violation exceeding two counties and each police force sent her a ticket.
Dawn French (pictured) admitted to being caught driving her Range Rover twice on the same stretch of road between London and her home in Cornwall
“I had to follow a safety driving course,” says Dawn.
“On roadworks, with no one working, I drove 55 mph in a 50 mph zone and crossed the border between Somerset and Devon and finished in both counties.
That’s not fair, is it? ‘
The ‘blow to caregivers’ on Thursday is over, but publicist and novelist Simon Astaire still applauds privately in the NHS.
This week, staff at St Mary’s Hospital in London saved the life of his wife, gallery owner Pilar Ordovas, after having their first baby at the age of 46.
“She started bleeding and lost more than 14 liters of blood,” says Astaire. “But she’s safe now, and we’re so moved by the outpouring of love.”
Astaire, 58, whose ex-girlfriends included Ulrika Jonsson, had a son with model Saffron Aldridge in 1993.
When he married Pilar in 2018, a legend of the high-end art world, Sting witnessed. They named their daughter Paloma.
The smart set is talking about … The wedding of wizard Max
When socialite John Rendall bought a lion from the Harrods Animal Department in the Swinging Sixties and called him Christian, the big cat became a regular at Chelsea while being taken for walks along King’s Road.
Now John’s son, Maximillian, is planning his own spectacle.
He’s a magician who just got engaged – and he plans to come up with some tricks at his wedding.
Magician Maximillian Rendall (pictured) has just become engaged to fiancé Tallulla Barrow and plans to make up a few tricks at his wedding.
His fiancé is Talulla Barrow, a private equity expert, and he tells me, “We are meeting an adviser who will help us discuss what kind of magic we can do together as a bride and groom during the ceremony.”
Max adds: “We moved in together last year and lockdown could have been quite a divorce, but it brought us closer together.”
Talulla says of the wedding, “We’re going to do a few tricks – it’s going to be wild.”
Christian de leeuw will not be there. He was sent to Kenya to be reintroduced into the wild.
(Very) modern ways
Elegance in the era of the coronavirus is a huge challenge, so the queen’s glove makers are happy to lend us a hand.
Cornelia James is set to launch a range of women’s antiviral gloves designed “to appeal to the stylish, safety conscious woman.”
The company, which has been making gloves by royal appointment since 1978, launches them next week for £ 90 a pair.
The washable cotton gloves have been treated with an antiviral compound that has been shown to reduce the presence of coronavirus on fabric by 99.9 percent.
The founder’s daughter, Genevieve James, tells me, “Our new gloves, designed for everyday wear, will allow women to wear stylish handwear and, crucially, stop the spread of the coronavirus.”