Ephraim Hardcastle: Assuming the US police will guard them in California, Harry and Meghan have found to their value that American security services rarely indulge in frivolity.
Assuming US police will guard them in California, Harry and Meghan have found to their value that American security services rarely indulge in frivolity.
Yet William, who turns 41 on Wednesday, received an unexpected birthday message from the US Diplomatic Security Service, the State Department’s black-clad men who protect visitors.
The service tweeted: ‘Happy birthday to the Prince of Wales!’ A cheeky ‘operative’ with William and Kate, along with a photo taken in Boston last year.
Surely Harry and Meghan don’t have a subtle dig?
Has King Charles scrapped the odd tradition of Royal Ascot chauffeurs waving glove puppets as the carriages leave Windsor Castle?
Assuming the US police will guard them in California, Harry and Meghan have found to their value that American security services are rarely sloppy.
Royal chauffeurs in empty limousines play glove puppets with cotton and broom puppets.
In the last ten years of the late Queen’s presence, chauffeurs in empty limousines, featuring gloved puppets and sweeps, waved to people lining the streets before waiting for their royal passengers to board the return journey.
Sooty and the chums were missing this week. Off their oats?
The monarch continued her mother’s tradition of bestowing royal Victorian gongs on staff, this time with baubles for a gamekeeper, a carpenter, a tractor driver, a paymaster, Princess Alexandra’s dresser and a receptionist.
There was a miraculous objective – a simple method of rewarding employees instead of salary increases.
Knighthoods and peerages reflect male supremacy, subjugating wives.
It doesn’t work the other way around. Sir Elton John’s husband, David Furnish, once lamented that he was just Mr., saying: ‘I didn’t think what a proper title would be for a Sir’s husband.’
The Honors Unit would prefer to let sleeping dogs lie.
Derek Jacobi, packing his toga to fly to Malta to film Gladiator 2 with Paul Mescal (pictured), may have trouble spotting his Irish co-star
Derek Jacobi, packing his toga to fly to Malta to film Gladiator 2 with Paul Mescal, may have trouble spotting his Irish co-star.
‘He’s the new thing isn’t he?’ asks Derek, 84. ‘I don’t think I saw him at all. I heard his name but I can’t see his face.’
Perhaps Paul, pictured, who plays Lucius, nephew of the Roman emperor Commodus, can help Derek by donning a nametag with the Latin inscription ‘Normalis Populis’, the title of his breakthrough BBC series.
Publishing his forthcoming book Code of Conduct: Why We Need to Fix Parliament, Labor MP Sir Chris Bryant piously declared: ‘I care passionately about the state of Parliament.
This is the only way we can improve the country. But public horror at our molesters weakens it.’
Is this the same Bryant who was accused of calling the latter a ‘f*** off’ during a clash with Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle at PMQs in 2020?
The Cundy Street flat in Belgravia, where Charles and Camilla first shared a pillow 51 years ago, is no more.
Royal chum The Duke of Westminster has razed them to the ground and is building a shopping mall. Heritage plaque anyone?
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