Edo Mapelli Mozzi may feel like he has it all – a shiny Range Rover, a grace-and-favor abode at St James’s Palace, where he lives in a delightful marriage to Princess Beatrice …
But Edo, 37, came to Earth this week – with a parking ticket.
“He looked annoyed,” a resident of Chelsea tells me, explaining that Edo returned to his car to find the ticket on his windshield.
“He ran after the traffic warden, but I don’t think it was good.”
But neither did it curtail Edo’s adventurous adventure. ‘He got in, drove 50 meters and parked on a single yellow card while entering a bakery,’ adds the spectator.
Edo, 37, came to Earth this week – with a parking ticket
Hannah lights up up the Thames with her £ 35m artistic quest
The Rothschilds have established themselves as philanthropists for successive generations.
Now I can reveal that Hannah Rothschild, novelist daughter of financier Jacob, is continuing the family tradition and has worked behind the scenes on a major new art project to illuminate London.
Her efforts will pay off next week when a switch is flipped and the bridges across the Thames, from London to Lambeth, are bathed in light, forming the world’s tallest work of art.
The £ 35 million project, on which Hannah (pictured) has been working since 2015, was supported by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, Sir Leonard Blavatnik and Simon and Joyce Reuben.
The idea was inspired by a walk along the Thames after the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
“Who could forget the handsome David Beckham whizzing the Olympic torch up the Thames in a speedboat?” says Hannah, 58.
Six months later I took a melancholy walk along the same stretch of river: the same stretch of water, once a ribbon of hope and light had turned into a serpent of darkness winding through us. I walked on and saw, perhaps for the first time, the bridges that run from Tower to Albert, 15 in all. ‘
In early 2015, she went to City Hall to pitch her idea to light up London’s bridges.
“The guts to dream is one thing: the implementation challenge is another,” she jokes, revealing that she had to negotiate with 50 different public bodies that control aspects of the river.
Leo Villareal, an American artist famous for transforming San Francisco’s Bay Bridge into an international destination, was chosen to implement her vision.
“The last artist to conquer London’s bridges was Claude Monet,” says Hannah. “The spirit of can-do and togetherness didn’t end at the Olympics – it’s still there, waiting to be harnessed.”
Hannah, a documentary maker, businesswoman, philanthropist and former chairman of the National Gallery administrators, has also written best-selling novels, including The Improbability Of Love and The House Of Trelawney.
Once known as the thinking man’s crumpet, Baroness Bakewell says that daily exercise helps keep her young, and she denounces the negative image often given to fellow elders.
We have grown accustomed to the stereotype of being sad and helpless, worth nothing more than pity and accidental neglect. How wrong can that be? asks Joan, 87. “I’m lucky to have relatively good health, but I’m certainly not as playful as I once was.” The secret to her stamina? ‘For the past 40 years, I’ve been taking a nap every afternoon after lunch, really sleeping for 20 minutes.
Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis says he was once robbed by a very thoughtful thief. “I was at a meeting at the BBC when I realized I had lost my wallet,” he recalls. “It had everything in it — my cards, driver’s license, and cash.
Then, a few weeks later, a beautifully packaged package arrived in the mail with my wallet in it, complete with all the cards and my kids’ photos – but no money. Still, it was heartwarming. ‘
Phoebe goes from duchess to pottery magic
She is best known for roaming London as a Duchess in Bridgerton in immaculate dresses and tidy blond hair.
But Phoebe Dynevor, 25, looks anything but a crust as she frolics around in a dark, curly wig and drab, loose-fitting clothes for her latest role.
hoebe Dynevor, 25, looks anything but upper crust as she frolics around in a dark, curly wig and drab, loose-fitting clothes for her latest role
She plays ceramic artist Clarice Cliff in Sky’s upcoming biopic The Color Room. Cliff was one of the most influential designers of the last century and her Art Deco works are in high demand.
The Color Room follows her journey from a young factory worker to a ceramic pioneer. “The script is a beautifully written contemporary take on the 20th century,” says Dynevor.
She is best known for roaming London as a Duchess in Bridgerton in immaculate dresses and dapper blonde hair.
Lucy Fox sells the home of her late mother, actress Tracy Reed, who starred in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove.
Lucy, 60, the daughter of actor Edward Fox, inherited the three-bedroom Millrace House in fashionable West Cork when her mother died in 2012. She tells me, ‘It breaks my heart to sell, but it’s time someone else it with fun and laughter like my mother did. ‘
Lottie loves basque in the LA sun
Lottie Moss, half-sister of Kate Moss, had raised eyebrows selling cheeky snaps of herself on an adult content site and was back at it putting on a corset and stockings for a photo shoot in LA.
The model, 23, certainly likes to draw attention. Last week, she claimed to be engaged to her boyfriend Sahara Ray, 28, and alongside a photo of the pair of window shopping in Beverly Hills, she wrote, “We’ve been waiting to tell you guys, but me and Sahara are engaged.”
She followed it with a picture of herself kissing her friend on the lips, next to the words ‘I said yes’ – but as she claimed on April 1, many took it with a grain of salt.
Lottie Moss, half-sister of Kate Moss, had raised eyebrows selling cheeky snaps of herself on an adult content site and was at it again putting on a corset and stockings for a photo shoot in LA
Once at the heart of David Cameron’s Notting Hill set, real estate entrepreneur Ralph Ward-Jackson, whose ex-wife, Kate, was Cameron’s ‘gatekeeper’ at No. 10, has thrown in his hat at Hartlepool’s upcoming mid-term election. Ward-Jackson, acting as an independent state, mocks the Tories’ Jill Mortimer for being so unfamiliar with the city that she gives’ every impression of … having landed unexpectedly on Mars’. Unlike Ward-Jackson, whose great uncle and namesake founded the new town of West Hartlepool and became the first Member of Parliament in 1868.
Queen’s letter retails for £ 1,800
The Queen’s handwriting is rarely auctioned, but yesterday a two-page letter signed by HM sold for £ 1,800.
The personal message, sold by Dominic Winter Auctioneers, was written in 1951 when the Queen was a young princess, and shows her youthful enthusiasm and character.
Written in blue ink on Sandringham stationery and dated December 28, 1951, it was simply signed ‘Elizabeth’.
She responded to the portrait artist Frank Salisbury after he wrote to her that he would like his portrait of her grandfather George V.
“I can’t begin to say how moved I am by your extraordinarily kind gesture,” she wrote. And you can be sure that the photo will be a very precious asset.
“I just hope I didn’t seem like I was begging for it the other day! After saying that my grandfather’s likeness was very hard to find, I felt very guilty indeed!
With renewed thanks for such a generous gift and with a very good wish [sic] for the new year, Sincerely, Elizabeth. ‘
Salisbury, who died in 1962 at the age of 87, was one of the greatest society artists of his generation. He was the first to paint the Queen and he painted Winston Churchill more often than any other artist.
He was also hugely popular in America and painted six presidents.
Robin turns his Covid delirium into a canvas
After nearly becoming an early victim of Covid last March, explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison has not only made a full recovery, but has also painted on canvas.
Inspired by the hallucinations he experienced during his five-week coma last year, he has created a collage to be auctioned on behalf of Cornwall Mind, a mental health charity, which depicts him in his hospital bed, surrounded by a tarantula, jaguar, anaconda and a little green. Man.
“These were creatures I’d seen in the Amazon rainforest before,” he tells me of his creation, Covid-19 – Sedation Delirium. “So I wasn’t scared.”
Robin, 84, learned art in Eton through Wilfrid Blunt – Anthony Blunt’s brother, who was in charge of the Queen’s photos before he was revealed as a Soviet spy.
‘But I had no talent, so I only picked up the brush when I was approached by the charity.
“I feel like I have been reborn, so I am now determined to make the most of every minute,” he explains.
Hallie pours cold water over Winslet’s sex scenes
Kate Winslet plays 19th-century scientist Mary Anning in her new movie Ammonite, which evokes a speculative gay relationship between the fossil hunter and Saoirse Ronan’s geologist Charlotte Murchison.
But the film has been flogged by historian Hallie Rubenhold, whose study of the Georgian-era courtesans of Covent Garden was turned into the raunchy TV series Harlots.
Ammonite is ‘beautiful to look at, but what a missed opportunity to delve into the story of Mary Anning the person, Mary Anning the scientist, instead of making up a story about her sex life that nothing is known about,’ says Hallie .
‘I can’t help but think that a female filmmaker would have approached the subject very differently.’
Bafta voters seem to agree with Hallie. Director Francis Lee, Winslet and Ronan have not made the shortlist for this Sunday evening’s ceremony.