Bachelor Boy. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, It is only when you are away from home that you start to notice the bachelor-isms creeping into the daily round. I spent a delightful weekend with my parents in Derbyshire and was struck by how set in … Continue reading

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I Do. I Do. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Not minutes after the erstwhile Ms Meghan Markle walked alone up the aisle of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, do we have carping about the absolutely gorgeous wedding gown Givenchy’s Claire Waight Keller designed for marrying Harry. Channel 9 … Continue reading

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Ma’am Darling. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, While researching the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, for an upcoming documentary that seeks to re-present the princess in a sympathetic light I read Craig Brown’s 2018 tome Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret.  Brown is a renown satirist and … Continue reading

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Markle Debacle. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Families, eh? Don’t say I didn’t warn you about Meghan Markle’s engagement and wedding to Prince Harry. Now it appears that Thomas Marlke, father of the bride, has been colluding with the paparazzi to provide images of his … Continue reading

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She Enjoys Being a Queen. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, I think Britain has reached a consensus that HM Queen Elizabeth II has been the foundation of all that we respect over her long reign. We have seen The Queen under pressure during her Annus Horribilis in 1992 … Continue reading

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