Camilla's ex Andrew Parker Bowles represents Queen Consort at funeral of John Bowes-Lyon

With Harry and Meghan 5,000 miles away in California and Prince Andrew banned from polite society, the king’s vision of a “slim” monarchy looks too thin.

Then step forward a new member of ‘The Firm’.

I can reveal that Brigadier General Andrew Parker Bowles performed his first royal duty on behalf of the Queen Consort on Tuesday.

He formally represented his ex-wife at a funeral – and friends claim it could be the first engagement of many. ‘

Andrew is happy to do anything he is asked,’ says one of his friends. ‘He still enjoys a warm relationship with Camilla.’

I can reveal that Brigadier General Andrew Parker Bowles performed his first royal duty on behalf of the Queen Consort on Tuesday

The news was recorded in the court circular, the official record of royal engagements.

‘The Queen Consort was represented by Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles’, says his attendance at John Bowes-Lyon’s funeral at the London Oratory. Bowes-Lyon, who died last month aged 80, was a second cousin of the late Queen.

Representing Camilla formally meant Parker Bowles, 82, was given a prominent church seat in the Roman Catholic Church.

He and Camilla, who were married in 1973, have two children. They separated in the 1980s and finally divorced in 1995, with a royal biographer once remarking: ‘It is said that an English gentleman will always lay down his wife for his country, and that was certainly true in the case of Andrew Parker Bowles .’

Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005, while Parker Bowles exchanged vows with Rosemary Pitman in 1996. She died in 2010.

Parker Bowles and Bowes-Lyon were cousins. Their great-uncle was the legendary roué Raymund de Trafford, whose athleticism in the bedroom led his brother to offer him £10,000 if he agreed to be castrated.

Raymund replied that he wanted ‘a ball cut off and settle for £5,000’.

Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005, while Parker Bowles exchanged vows with Rosemary Pitman in 1996. She died in 2010

Parker Bowles and Bowes-Lyon were cousins. Their great-uncle was the legendary roué Raymund de Trafford, whose athleticism in the bedroom led his brother to offer him £10,000 if he agreed to be castrated

Eddie rocked the red carpet

Ripped jeans have been trendy since the 1980s, and now Eddie Redmayne is taking the look into formal wear.

The Old Etonian, 40, turned up at a New York screening of his new film, The Good Nurse, wearing a tailored suit with slits across the elbows and waist and white stitching on the lapels. It was created by Maison Margiela, the French fashion house led by designer John Galliano.

“It’s about choosing something you feel comfortable in, because red carpet events never stop being surreal,” Redmayne has previously said of his style.

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Emma likes being back at the hospital

Emma Samms first imprinted herself on the collective male consciousness as Fallon Carrington Colby – the character on the 1980s soap Dynasty once summed up as ‘a spoiled bitch’ whose idea of ​​fun is sleeping with her father’s chauffeur.

Now she is returning to another American soap with which she has an even longer association – General Hospital.

“I first started working on this show 40 years ago,” says the evergreen Samms, 62, who has temporarily left his Cotswolds home for an intense filming schedule in LA

‘Lots and lots of lines. It’s like going to an exam every day for three weeks,’ she says and explains that the program is broadcast ‘for one hour, five days a week’. But help is at hand from her husband – former BBC newsreader Simon McCoy. He has, says Emma, ​​helped with ‘finding out wifi, air conditioning and coffee machine’.

1960s icons reunited

Two Swinging Sixties icons were back together this week as Twiggy turned up at the launch party for fellow model Pattie Boyd’s book, My Life In Pictures.

Boyd, 78, who was married to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, inspired classic songs including Something, Layla and Wonderful Tonight. She has remained close to Dame Lesley Lawson, 73, as Twiggy is formally known, who appeared with her in Vogue Italia in 1970.

‘We definitely weren’t spoiled,’ Boyd tells me, recalling their heyday partying at The Lower Third bar in Soho.

‘If you were booked for a shoot, you had to bring dark shoes and light shoes, jewellery, make-up, accessories, combs and this and that. Plus we only got £4 an hour — things have changed dramatically; everything is super glamorous.’

Two Swinging Sixties icons reunited this week as Twiggy turned up at the launch party for fellow model Pattie Boyd’s book, My Life In Pictures

She has remained close to Dame Lesley Lawson, 73, as Twiggy is formally known, appearing with her in Vogue Italia in 1970

Oasis bros in new wonderbrawl

They sang Don’t Look Back In Anger, but Oasis stars Liam and Noel Gallagher are yet again at odds over their legacy.

Singer Liam, 50, has accused his 55-year-old brother of preventing his latest solo performance of Oasis songs from being included in an upcoming documentary, Knebworth 22. Liam played a number of the band’s tracks during two summer concerts in Knebworth in Hertfordshire, but they will not be included on screen following Noel’s intervention. Liam snarls: ‘No Oasis songs as the angry splash has blocked them.’ Can’t they settle their differences over a Champagne Supernova?

Traumatized by a burglary at their £31.5m West London mansion while they slept earlier this year, David and Victoria Beckham have been given permission to install ‘Fort Knox style measures’ in their £6m converted barn in the Cotswolds . West Oxfordshire Council has given the green light for an extra security building at the home, which already has 24-hour security and a gatehouse.

Eton College Provost Lord Waldegrave had a new job for those who played for ‘Strawberry’ – the gentlemanly Eton cricket team who play for fun – at a dinner for students who left 40 years ago.

A visitor tells me: ‘Waldegrave said that, given recent events, it might be better to choose the political class not from the scholars of Eton, but from Strawberry.’

Boris Johnson, the most famous researcher of that year, was notable by his absence.

Ripped jeans have been trendy since the 1980s, and now Eddie Redmayne is taking the look into formal wear.

The Old Etonian, 40, turned up at a New York screening of his new film, The Good Nurse, wearing a tailored suit with slits across the elbows and waist and white stitching on the lapels. It was created by Maison Margiela, the French fashion house led by designer John Galliano.

“It’s about choosing something you feel comfortable in, because red carpet events never stop being surreal,” Redmayne has previously said of his style.

Jacky

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