The British do nice funerals. Prince Philip’s farewell once more demonstrated the majesty of Her Majesty.
One remark to me: “Whereas invoking Jesus in his easy gown, the prelates flashed extra gold braid and embroidery than Gucci couture.”
Woman Colin Campbell writes about royalty. Books on Diana, and final yr — within the UK and USA — her searing “Meghan and Harry: The Actual Story” chopped Me-Me-Meghan. Sunday she advised me from London: “She and Harry received’t final. As soon as she turned the royal Duchess of Sussex, it was off with everybody’s head.
“Disconnected from actuality, she misplaced it. She froths on the mouth when my identify is talked about. However nothing she will do as a result of I made no authorized errors. With all I said about her — her background, how she realized about him — I’m legally OK.
“Since fallout from the Oprah piece, her identify’s mud all through the Commonwealth, even within the islands. This wrong-footed lady said untruths. She couldn’t maintain her mouth shut. Realizing some statements couldn’t be massaged into actuality, Harry went alongside. Not happy, he knew they weren’t true. They weren’t already married three days earlier than the large marriage ceremony. There’s a distinction between truth and fiction. He is aware of the distinction in an actual ceremony. As did the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
Suppose he ever needs to return again formally?
“Regardless of how unpleasant, the Crown handles conditions. They’ll wait till the scenario crystallizes. For now dignity and politesse rule the scenario. She’s picked America and a communal property state and has two youngsters. She’s acquired him. Troublesome for him to get out. He’s entrapped.
“Returning, London would act well mannered. Be obtained politely. Handled with respect. The Institution, nevertheless, will deal with him as a pariah.”
I knew it, J.Lo
Sufficient with Rodriguez and Lopez. Letter writers admit that I mentioned repeatedly — months in the past — they’d by no means marry. I knew it. I knew tons. I knew she craved no matter he was giving her. I knew he wanted no matter he acquired from her. Enterprise for each. It spelled BS. Orgiastic for publicity, now pushing professionals for much more public relations — which I additionally know — she received’t be comfortable till her behind, retouched or not, is on fireplace hydrants. In the meantime, she’ll tumble with yet one more man. One other temp. Even possibly not one as exemplary, upstanding and pure as the most recent, latest, most up-to-date former truth-wrestler Rodriguez who, it’s rumored, would possibly now be onto youthful bones.
‘Father’ and ‘Son’
Following an Oscar nom for Anthony Hopkins enjoying dementia in “The Father,” comes playwright Florian Zeller’s subsequent — “The Son” with Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern. No “Ziegfeld Follies” sort factor, it’s about adolescent melancholy . . . Reel Works 20th anniversary gala honoring Issa Rae Might 26 makes potential for younger filmmakers to examine a future, have their tales matter and voices heard. Gabourey Sidibe, Hasan Minhaj, Emily Mortimer and Fisher Stevens had been earlier honorees.
Yum . . . thanks
Israel’s Independence Day final week introduced recollections. I used to be there in its earliest days of pioneers Menachem Start, Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir. A tough frontier nation — equal to our lined wagon days. Meals and water was rationed. As a result of my husband was fund-raising bonds for Israel, a sheik invited us — for meals — to the Negev. Then an arid empty desert. He honored me with their equal of a VIP tasty. The attention of a lifeless sheep. I hid it in a pocket.
With issues in our nation dangerous sufficient, comes the thought that Biden confirmed up for work immediately.
Possibly thought solely in New York, children, solely in New York.