He was perhaps thousands of miles away in Greece this week, but Prince Charles’s thoughts were clearly closer to home – for I can reveal that HRH had a private meeting with the Mayor of Athens, who reflected on the well-being of the Duke of Athens. Edinburgh.
My royal source tells me that after a traditional gift exchange, the Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis and Prince Charles exchanged poignant words. After the Mayor conveyed his best wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles thanked him and replied, “It’s really great that he’s better.”
Prince Philip, 99, is said to have been resurrected after spending 28 nights in the hospital – his longest stay ever – and is recovering at Windsor Castle.
Prince Charles met with the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, where the Prince of Wales spoke about his father’s recovery
Prince Charles and Camilla were in Athens to celebrate the bicentenary of Greek independence
Prince Philip, pictured here in 1930 at the age of 9, was born in 1921 on the Greek island of Corfu
Charles spoke poignantly of his close family ties to the country, speaking of the “quite a bit of Greek blood that flows around me” – a reference to his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark.
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Philip was born Prince of Greece and Denmark, reportedly on the kitchen table of his ancestral home, Mon Repos, on the Greek island of Corfu, in 1921.
However, he was expelled from the country as a child. After training in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939 at the age of 18. Before becoming engaged to Princess Elizabeth in 1947, he gave up his Greek and Danish titles.
During his visit, Prince Charles recounted an old photo of his father as a child dressed as the guardian of Evzone, which he liked so much that he gave a framed copy to the presidential guard in Athens.
Prince Charles received a replica of a 1790 engraving from the mayor depicting a polo match that took place on the ground beneath the Acropolis, as well as the country’s highest award, the gold medal of honor. “ I didn’t know that even at my age, I was really going to win a gold medal, so I’m even more grateful, ” the 72-year-old prince joked.
Noel’s girl Anais has reality on screen
Anais Gallagher has been asked to film the new Coca Cola campaign
Anais, the daughter of Noel Gallagher’s photographer, admits she is “ incredibly lucky ” to be asked to shoot the new Coca-Cola campaign, which was released this week.
But don’t expect the 21-year-old to follow in the footsteps of fellow celebrities, Brooklyn Beckham, who shot a major campaign for Burberry at the age of 16.
“I actually hate taking pictures of models,” explains Anais, daughter of the Oasis star, who started photography after her agent suggested it to ease her boredom while living in LA three years ago.
My agent said, “Why don’t you take pictures of people?” I said, “Urgh! I hate everyone in LA, they are all weak. LA is full of models.
‘I like to take pictures of people with a great public personality.’
From a prince to a pawper, why Sarah is mad at Harry.
The problem with Harry is he’s just so cute and cuddly!
No, not the Royal, but Burberry model Sarah Ann Macklin’s new four-legged friend, who dated the Duke of Sussex in 2016, before meeting Meghan.
The new Harry in Sarah’s life is a Dachshund-Chihuahua cross that belongs to her brother, Tom.
“Meet Harry,” the 31-year-old says, sharing a photo of herself with the puppy while in London. The best way to start my morning was to see him and my brother for walks in the park in the sun. The simplest pleasures bring the most joy. I love him so much already. ‘
Burberry model Sarah Ann Macklin dated the Duke of Sussex in 2016, before meeting Meghan. The new Harry in Sarah’s life is a Dachshund-Chihuahua cross that belongs to her brother, Tom
Prince Albert of Monaco has expressed doubts about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“ I can understand the pressures they have faced, but I think these kinds of public expressions of dissatisfaction, these kinds of conversations, should be conducted in the intimate rooms of the family, and it doesn’t really need to be put up like that in the public atmosphere, ‘he says. “I don’t think it was the right forum.”
Tennis commentator and former Strictly star Andrew Castle dances on the airwaves after learning he’s about to be a grandfather. The 57-year-old’s daughter, Claudia, 26, is three months pregnant with her former cricket player Will Tavare, 31. “When I saw the baby’s scan, I was very emotional – happiness but tears,” says Andrew. . “After the terrible year so many of us have had, this is something to look forward to.”
Stay with me … Mr. and Mrs. West are all smiling
Affair star Dominic West and his wife, Catherine FitzGerald, are still eager to form a united front after the Old Etonian was spotted with actress Lily James in Rome last fall.
The couple, who have four children, a snapshot of marital bliss was posted to the social media account of Glin Castle – Catherine’s Irish ancestral home – yesterday as a promotional tactic for the venue, which can be rented for up to £ 6,000 per night.
Catherine – pictured smiling, with an arm around Dominic’s waist – stood next to him over the din with Lily. “Our marriage is strong and we are still together,” she insisted.
Dominic West and his wife Catherine FitzGerald were photographed in this photo to promote her childhood home Glin Castle
Already loved by the creme de la creme of society, The River Cafe in Hammersmith has now received the ultimate accolade. Hollywood director JJ Abrams, who had a regular table there during the filming of Star Wars in London, has sent the owner, Ruth Rogers, a 520-piece Lego rendition of the Italian restaurant he created himself. The virtual set, which can be played on a computer, includes a figurine of Ruth Rogers with lobster. “Sometimes a good friend knows exactly what you need,” says Ruth.