EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Could Harry and Meghan be quibbling over bringing their children to King Charles’ Coronation?
Still dithering over their Coronation RSVPs, could Harry and Meghan be quibbling over bringing their children?
Demanding that Archie be let in for part of the service (so Prince George doesn’t steal all the limelight) and Lilibet be held up at the Palace window to see the Coronation procession depart would imitate the roles played by Charles and Anne back in 1953.
Whatever the cause of delay, they need to get a move on if they want their names in the order of service. A source says the first draft has been drawn up and proofed and once the King signs off on it then no changes will be possible.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave after a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, June 3 2022
Along with his scarlet coat, white breeches and stockings, Coronation page of honour George will be equipped with a small ceremonial sword to defend the monarch against marauders. Don’t mess with George!
In the stands with his father the Prince of Wales as they cheered on Aston Villa’s 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last Saturday, George hasn’t always been so devoted to the West Midlands club.
When speaking about his son’s allegiance in 2019, FA president William revealed: ‘I try not to be too biased, I said you can support anyone but Chelsea… so naturally he supports Chelsea.’
The One Show presenter Alex Jones, pictured, did not have her parents Mary and Alun cheering from the rafters when she appeared on Strictly.
‘My mother said, episode one, “you’re really spoiling this for me”,’ she tells a podcast. ‘And then my dad chimed in, “Probably not that long Mary”.’ The family agony persisted until the week before the final, when Ms Jones was eliminated.
The One Show presenter Alex Jones, pictured, did not have her parents Mary and Alun cheering from the rafters when she appeared on Strictly
Drawing breath as she concludes her 40-date UK tour at the London Palladium, Prue Leith confirms that she is taking the one-woman show to Las Vegas in the autumn. Will she include details of her romantic teenage obsession?
‘I wanted to marry a horse,’ she recalls. ‘I had read about a woman in Cheltenham who so loved her dog that she married it, an Alsatian. I thought, “Why can’t I marry my horse?” When I told my father he said, “You do realise all your children will be centaurs”.’
Sex Pistol John Lydon’s wife Nora, who has died aged 80, was the daughter of Der Spiegel publisher Franz Karl Maier.
She inherited £97million when he died suddenly of a heart attack in 1984. ‘It was the shock of my secret marriage [to Johnny],’ she once claimed.
An old photo of John Lyndon with his wife Nora Forster, who has died aged 80
Curmudgeonly David Walliams apparently has no hard feelings about being replaced on Britain’s Got Talent by choreographer Bruno Tonioli, who reveals: ‘He was the first person to send me a message saying congratulations. He also sent a fantastic bottle of Italian wine to my dressing room on my first day.’ Have you uncorked it yet Bruno?
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