Archive for the ‘Royalty’ Category

‘Diana’ Gets A US Release Date, But Not Dr. Hasnat Khan’s Approval

August 26th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

Diana, the biopic based on Kate Snell’s book about the Princess of Wales and her lover, Dr. Hasnat Khan, is due to open internationally on September 5th.  The world premiere will take place in London’s Leicester Square.  The US release date for the film, starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, is currently slated for November 1st.

Dr. Khan, a heart surgeon, met the Princess at the Royal Brompton Hospital, while treating her friend’s husband.  The couple secretly dated for two years, and broke up shortly before Diana’s death in August 1997.  Dr. Khan spoke to the Mail on Sunday this weekend about the upcoming film, and his disapproval, despite producers claiming they had his “tacit acceptance.”

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Why Rumors Of Prince Andrew And Fergie’s Reunion Aren’t That Far-Fetched

August 26th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

When the Daily Express spotted Sarah, Duchess of York deplaning in Aberdeen en route for Balmoral Castle, I knew in an instant that Fergie was making her way back into the royal fold.

The report was published on August 11th, just one day before Prince Philip was to join Her Majesty at their Scottish retreat.  Ferguson, who divorced Prince Andrew in 1996, has been persona non grata in the royal family for a string of reasons: Getting her toes sucked by a financial advisor while her eldest daughter was nearby, attempting to sell information on her ex-husband to an undercover journalist.  The list goes on and on, but the fact remains that Fergie hasn’t been warmly received by the House of Windsor in quite some time.

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Did You Get A Thank-You Card From Will And Kate?

August 23rd, 2013 // Leave a Comment
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Because they’re class acts, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are sending out thank-you notes to those who passed on their well wishes and baby gifts following the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge.

People Magazine got ahold of a note (before moi?), which featured a photo of the family leaving St. Mary’s Hospital on July 23rd, 2013.

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Princess Letizia of Spain Might Be Over Royal Life

August 23rd, 2013 // 3 Comments

Princess Letizia of Spain, the wife of Spain’s future King Prince Felipe, is apparently taking some time to assess her role as a member of the country’s royal family.

Latin Times reports that the princess, a former journalist, has left Mallorca, where the rest of the royal family is spending the summer holiday.  Letizia flew first to Madrid and hopped a connection flight to Zurich, Switzerland, where she is believed to be decompressing at a “remote resort.”

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EXCLUSIVE: New Book Showcases Queen Elizabeth’s Glorious Reign

August 22nd, 2013 // Leave a Comment

In her gorgeous, colorful new book on Queen Elizabeth, Jennie Bond pays tribute to Her Majesty.  SOCIALITE LIFE and Go Fug Yourself reveal an exclusive excerpt, as well as photos from the book, to be released October 1st, 2013.

The British reporter, who joined the BBC in 1977 before becoming a royal correspondent in 1989, highlighted milestones both large and small, from the Queen’s quiet upbringing to that”Annus Horribilis” in Elizabeth: A Celebration In Photographs of The Queen’s Life And Reign (Published by Carlton Publishing Group, dist. by Trafalgar Square Publishing/iPg)

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Wrapping Up The Royal Family’s Busy Week

August 22nd, 2013 // Leave a Comment
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The House of Windsor hit the ground running once Monday morning came around.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made an unprecedented move when they released official photos of their son, while the Royal Collection celebrated babies with previously unseen images of Queen Elizabeth as a child.

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Official Photos Of Prince George Released, But Media Doesn’t Know What ‘Embargo’ Means

August 19th, 2013 // Leave a Comment
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Kensington Palace released the first photos of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George.  The photos, taken earlier this month by Michael Middleton, show the new family in the garden of Michael and Carole’s sprawling Bucklebury manor.

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The 6 Cutest Things Prince William Said About His New Family

August 19th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

CNN showed a preview of Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope this morning, the Duke’s first interview since the birth of his son, HRH Prince George of Cambridge.

Journalist Max Foster asked questions about fatherhood and William’s passion for African wildlife preservation, particularly his work with the Tusk Trust.

Here are the six cutest things that came out of today’s preview:

#1 Prince William does things the old-fashioned way, driving his newborn home at 10 mph in the hopes of making it there in one piece.

“Driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me.  I don’t like fuss, so it’s much easier to do it yourself.”

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