EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Prince Harry’s ‘eviction’ from Frogmore Cottage virtually confirms his demotion from Council of State
Harry’s eviction from Frogmore Cottage buyer confirms his demotion from Council of State. While King Charles’ tinkering with the list of advisers – promoting Anne and Edward and demoting Harry and Andrew – was enough, the absence of UK residence confirms Harry’s demotion. His stay in the US is no obstacle to his place in the succession. Perhaps the king and William should abide by the rules of monarch and heir traveling separately. Should anything happen to either of them before George turns 18, Harry would become Prince Regent. And when he refuses, the credit falls to Andrew.
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Harry’s eviction from Frogmore Cottage secures his demotion from Council of State
What does Sarah Fergsuon play on? When asked about her opinion of the Duchess of Sussex, Fergie replied: “I don’t really know Meghan. I haven’t really met her.’ According to Harry, when he and Meghan visited Fergie on the way to Meghan’s first meeting with the Queen, she asked, “Do you know how to bow?” Harry writes, “Fergie demonstrated once. Meg imitated her… As we headed for the door, Fergie and I both leaned against Meg, whispering quick memories.’ Curious how memories vary.
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: What are the chances that Jessica Fellowes (pictured left), niece of Julian Fellowes from Downton Abbey, is scattering herbs in front of the king at his coronation?
What are the chances that Jessica Fellowes, niece of Julian Fellowes from Downton Abbey, will sprinkle herbs in front of the king at his coronation? Charles was apparently impressed by the bouquet of flowers, herbs and spices he carried when he handed out the Royal Maundy last year.
And last month he enjoyed rose petals thrown for him on a Brick Lane walk. But don’t place any bets with Paddy Power yet. Writer Jessica, pictured, who has signed on to reprise the role of royal spice shaker can hit the spice buffers with Westminster Abbey’s ban on confetti and rice. It clogs every nook and cranny, causing chaos for the sacristans.
Former Daily Mail cartoonist Trog, aka Wally Fawkes, who has passed away aged 98, recently sought out a flu shot and explained: ‘I was sitting in the doctor’s waiting room with a bunch of slightly worried, elderly people in various stages of of decay when the speakers came a sound of music. It was Frank Sinatra singing, “And now the end is near…” We all looked at each other and burst out laughing.’
Gyles Brandreth, 75 tomorrow, recalls his presidency of the Oxford Union when guest speaker Jeremy Thorpe targeted him. “He ran across the conference room, literally jumping over the benches, in his apparent eagerness to greet me,” Gyles tells the Oldie. You had a little escape from Gyles. Amorous Jeremy may have had your dog shot.
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Gyles Brandreth, 75 tomorrow, recalls his presidency of the Oxford Union when visiting speaker Jeremy Thorpe targeted him
Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis, confirming his ‘spectacularly unsuccessful’ early attempts at romance, tells Radio Times: ‘I remember being at a wedding. There was a girl. We had a dance. I thought, “This is heaven.” She said, “Where are you staying tonight?” And instead of saying, “Wherever you stay…” I said, “I’m going back with my friend John and we’re going to play Boggle.” I never saw her again.’