William, anxious to avoid installing a Prince of Wales similar to that of his Rotten father in 1969, may not come off as briskly as he had hoped.
Announcing the patent for official letters, the king last week announced that he would honor William by “giving him a sword, by placing a crown on his head and a golden ring on his finger and also by placing a bar of gold in his hand”.
Doesn’t it sound like a party William wants to avoid?
He certainly wouldn’t want to wear a crown similar to his father’s. The golden orb on top was a table tennis ball covered in gold leaf.
William, anxious to avoid installing a Prince of Wales similar to that of his Rotten father in 1969, may not come off as briskly as he had hoped
The gold orb atop the crown used at the Prince of Wales’ coronation for King Charles was a table tennis ball covered in gold leaf
Paul O’Grady’s quiet but sudden death may not have come as much of a surprise to the artist, who recently described himself as a resident of “God’s waiting room.”
“Fit and Healthy – Have You Lost Your Mind?” he laughed. “ I tapped at the window when I walked past. They ask, “At what time?” I’m like, shut up.
Mourning Paul, Carol Vorderman will miss him as part of her marathon lunch collection.
“There’s a little gang of us with Paul, Alan Carr, Jock Wan, and Sally Lindsay,” she says.
We call ourselves Gays and Girls. We had the longest time for lunches, often lasting 13 hours.
Carol Vorderman (pictured) will play Paul O’Grady as part of her marathon lunch group
Paul O’Grady’s quiet and untimely death may not have come as much of a surprise to the artist, who recently described himself as a resident of ‘God’s waiting room’.
Hayley Mills is pleased that the Academy Award she won for 14-year-old Pollyanna that was later stolen has been replaced by the Academy.
But rumors persisted that her late father, John, was too jealous of her win to tell her.
“She didn’t even know she’d won the award or been invited to Hollywood until she was featured in the publication,” says Siddiqui.
Fortunately, John, who died in 2005, subsequently won his own Academy Award for playing the village idiot Michael in Ryan’s Daughter.
Sparkling Bill Bailey ignited Gordon Ramsay’s dance ambition.
“I would love to do this strictly before I get too old,” he says. “But I get nervous about tight shirts – and I’ve heard they sew underpants into your pants… That’s my biggest fear – pants splits on a Saturday night.”
Sass: Who Dare Wins superstar Ant Middleton recalls his entry into the Parachute Regiment when he was ordered to approach the biggest man in a nightclub, buy him a drink and then punch him.
Sass: Who Dare Wins Superstar Ant Middleton recalls his entry into the Parachute Regiment when he was ordered to approach the biggest man in a nightclub, buy him a drink and then punch him
‘I went over there,’ he recalled, ‘and went to offer him a drink—it makes me cringe when I think about it again.
He went to grab a pint, and I swung, reaching for what I thought was the best punch of my life. The guy just stood there, kind of laughed at me, and gave me the biggest right hook. Before I knew it I was on Earth.
Serve you right, big boy.
Hell-raising author The White Hotel DM Thomas, who died at the age of 88, blamed himself for turning off fellow writer and Cornish neighbor William Golding after an epic drinking session.
“Oh my God, I killed him, kept him up late and made him drink so much,” he shouted to Goulding’s daughter.
She assured him that he was suffering from heart problems and was expected to go at any time. Lots to talk about, seasons.