EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: There is further evidence that King Charles is not forcing Prince Andrew out of the Royal Lodge and into the smaller Frogmore Cottage
Further evidence that King Charles is not forcing Andrew out of Royal Lodge into the smaller Frogmore Cottage.
It would cost the monarch a tidy sum to make the move from a rent-free country house to a residence palatable to Andrew, costing him £360,000 in annual payments.
And the Crown Estate would have to pay him back if they terminated his 75-year lease early.
Charles has also maintained his late mother’s custom of occasionally bringing meals from Windsor Castle kitchens to the Lodge.
Andrew also gets help with the gardens and making repairs from castle staff. Not quite the actions of a king determined to make life difficult for his disgraced brother.
Pictured: Prince Andrew at the King’s coronation at Westminster Abbey earlier this month
Further evidence that King Charles is not forcing Andrew out of Royal Lodge (pictured) into the smaller Frogmore Cottage
It would cost the monarch a tidy sum to make the move from a rent-free country house to a residence palatable to Andrew, costing him £360,000 in annual payments. In the photo: Frogmore Cottage
Secretary of State James Cleverly has become a fan of the Netflix series The Diplomat starring Rufus Sewell as the husband of a fictional female US ambassador who struggles with Sewell in the garden of her London residence during the visit of the US president Winfield House.
So smitten is Cleverly, according to the New York Times, he’s filming a video for Netflix to promote the series.
Patsy Kensit, pictured, was deeply distressed by the hurried and tragic death of her friend Paula Yates. weight-wise, I was called “Fatsy Patsy.”
The headlines were terrible, shocking.’ She adds, “I saw the Paula Yates documentary and I knew her very well. It was all such a tragedy and it touched me.’
Patsy Kensit, pictured, was deeply distressed by the hurried and tragic death of her friend Paula Yates
Daffy entertainer Jenny Eclair has described her failure to be asked to appear on Have I Got News for You as “thinly disguised contempt for me and my job.”
“I am underestimated and patronized,” she laments in Radio Times. “I’ve been patronized my entire f****** career.”
Maybe worn-out veterans Hislop and Merton are afraid that Jenny is funnier than them?
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, who has died aged 93, made his last major television appearance during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 – just months before his arrest.
His rendition of Two Little Boys was controversially cut short by fellow performer Sir Lenny Henry.
Anxious to make it clear that he had been forgiven by Rolf, Lenny announced weeks later, ‘Rolf was brilliant. He wrote to me and said, ‘I love you. You’re great, we’re going to work together again’. Oh no, they weren’t!
The late Martin Amis got his talent for mimicry from his father Kingsley, according to Christopher Hitchens, who recalled Martin saying, “Dad, do you want to make some noises?”
“Kingsley could ‘do’ the sound of an approaching marching band on a misty day,” recalled Hitchens.
‘An attempt by British soldiers to start a frozen two-ton lorry on a windy morning was for special occasions only.”