Her promotion, from Countess of Wessex to Duchess of Edinburgh, is, friends say, a source of “relief” for King Charles’s sister-in-law Sophie, removing any chance she might have to curtsy to Meghan.
But the merry-go-round of titles leaves a baronet’s wife distinctly unfunny.
Helen Nall, who has a daughter with her husband Sir Edward Nall, is horrified that Sophie’s daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, has been surpassed by her younger brother, James, who succeeded Prince Edward as Earl of Wessex.
“Imagine if you had a school, the boys eat their lunch first and the girls have what’s left over,” Lady Nall tells me, decrying primogeniture law whereby titles are passed down the male line.
Caption: Lady Louise (right) has been surpassed by her younger brother for the title of Earl of Wessex, in accordance with the ancient rules of primogeniture.
Royal Family: (L-R) Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex pictured in August 2022
But she admits that her husband’s younger brother, and heir presumptive, likes things the way they are.
‘He was very dismissive when we said we were campaigning for a law change; I don’t want to give the exact words (he used)’.
Charity to Play Bea in a Movie About Dad’s Car Accident Interview
The 42-year-old actress (right) will play Princess Beatrice in the upcoming film about Prince Andrew’s car accident interview with Emily Maitlis.
Prince Andrew told the ironclad interviewer that he could not sweat as a result of an injury in the Falklands
Princess Beatrice would no doubt like to forget the role she played in her father’s career-ending interview with Emily Maitlis.
But Charity Wakefield (main image) must ensure that her role is immortalized on screen.
The talented actress, 42, will play Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter, 34 (inset), in a Netflix movie about the Buckingham Palace encounter.
No doubt Princess Beatrice would like to forget the role she played in her father’s final career interview with Emily Maitlis (with her father Prince Andrew in 2019).
“I have the honor of playing HRH Princess Beatrice alongside a terribly good cast, quite frankly,” confirms the Sussex-born Wakefield.
Producer Sam McAlister, on whose book the film is based, said Bea was taken by surprise when she joined them. ‘(Andrew) said, ‘Oh, by the way, I’ve brought someone with me.’
‘I didn’t give in because she was the rainmaker, in my opinion. She was the difference between yes and no, so I was very attentive to her. She was just taking care of her father.
Having fired their in-house chamber choir, the BBC Singers, the Corporation seems to be growing more and more philistine.
After failing to publish a single story about the death of Royal Ballet star Lynn Seymour, the BBC News Twitter account reported on King Charles’ appointment of one of Britain’s greatest conductors, Sir John Eliot. Gardiner, to conduct music at his Coronation with the headline, ‘Dorset farmer to conduct music at King’s Coronation’.
A mother’s day with a royal tea
King Charles is cashing in on Mother’s Sunday fever by selling afternoon tea by mail order.
But buyers will need a king’s ransom to meet the £135 price tag, with £8 delivery on top.
The Mothering Sunday straw basket, from Charles’s country house at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, consists of just three jars of jam, two biscuit tins, two tea tins and a pair of mugs (King Charles having morning tea evening with Age UK volunteers)
The Mothering Sunday straw basket, from Charles’s country house at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, consists of just three jam jars, two biscuit tins, two tea tins and a pair of mugs painted with images of the King’s retirement.
“Our fantastic range of luxury baskets and gift sets make gift giving this Mother’s Sunday easy,” gushes the shop.
‘Our exclusive range of food and drink gift baskets are stocked with our finest teas, champagnes and sweets and make gift-giving a delight.’
TV’s Worrall Thompson in a stew on food safety
When TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson competed on the second series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! he nearly brought the hugely popular ITV1 reality show to a halt by inciting starving contestants to get up and leave camp after being given what they deemed inadequate food.
He now faces a similar uproar at his restaurant in Oxfordshire after it was given a new hygiene rating of just two stars out of five.
The verdict of the food safety officers has left him boiling.
“It’s not normal,” says Worrall Thompson, 71. We have a very clean kitchen.
The Greyhound, on Peppard Common near Henley, bills itself as a destination spot for “high quality” food, where mains are priced from £20-£27 and starters £13.
The Greyhound, on Peppard Common near Henley, bills itself as a destination spot for “high quality” food. Chef Anthony Worrall Thompson outside his restaurant
Former Ready Steady Cook star Worrall Thompson says, “Personally, I thought (the food hygiene rating) was really harsh.”
However, the inspectors who visited last month gave the verdict of ‘needed improvement’ to the ‘cleanliness and condition of the facilities and the building’.
Former Ready Steady Cook star Worrall Thompson says: “Personally I thought it was really harsh, and we’ll be calling the inspectors back in a couple of days.”
‘We felt it was nothing that could affect the hygiene of the food. We are making the improvements you suggest and everything has been fixed.’
Worrall Thompson’s career hit a snag in 2012 when he was booked by police for stealing items, including wine and cheese, from Tesco’s Henley-on-Thames branch on a total of five occasions.
the greyhound. Worrall Thompson’s career hit a snag in 2012 when he received a police warning for shoplifting.
Worrall Thompson, the author of a few dozen cookbooks, said in 2015 that he was writing a book about the shoplifting incident.
‘It’s called Why?’ he said. “I hope it’s instructive, not on how to shoplift, but on how to deal with it.”
In I’m a Celebrity, Worrall Thompson completed a Bushtucker test in which she had to retrieve ten food stars surrounded by snakes, spiders, and bugs.
Hopefully getting those food hygiene stars back is less of a challenge.
There’s nothing like a lady, but Helen Mirren has seen very little advantage since collecting her Dame of the British Empire badge at Buckingham Palace in 2003.
“The only advantage is that when you travel on British Airways, they treat you very well, but nobody else cares,” laments Dame Helen, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The Queen. .
The actress, who is married to American film director Taylor Hackford, adds: “My husband says, ‘You’re a lady in the American sense.'”
Presumably, it means that she is a classy lady.
Toff’s bright future at Cheltenham
The Jockey Club announced last month that it would end dress code requirements at its 15 racecourses, but Georgia Toffolo was determined to look stylish in Cheltenham yesterday.
Georgia Toffolo was determined to cut a stylish figure in Cheltenham yesterday in a burnt orange coat
Ms Toffolo hopes to repeat her success last year when she earned a hefty £37,500. She made a donation to the British Red Cross from her earnings.
The 28-year-old I’m A Celebrity winner stood out from the usual mix of tweed suits, trilbies and flat caps on the first day of the Gloucestershire race.
She was wearing a burnt orange coat with a fancy faux fur collar and matching sleeves.
The former Made In Chelsea star got into the spirit of the Irish-dominated event by sipping Guinness.
She hopes to repeat her success last year when she won £37,500. She is said to have made a ‘generous’ donation to the British Red Cross and the Disaster Emergency Committee.
The Jockey Club said it was dropping the dress code requirements because it placed “a great emphasis on diversity and inclusion”.