When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left office this year, the royal family gave them the opportunity to change their minds by announcing that the controversial new arrangements would be reviewed after 12 months.
I can reveal that Prince Harry and Meghan, however, hinted that they would not join the cabinet by abandoning the Queen’s lawyers, Harbottle & Lewis.
It is a surprising decision because Harry has been represented by Harbottles since his adolescence.
He was so close to the business that he asked his senior partner Gerrard Tyrrell to become director of the couple’s charity, Sussex Royal.
I can reveal that Prince Harry and Meghan, however, hinted that they would not join the cabinet by abandoning the lawyers for the Queen, Harbottle & Lewis
This week, Harry and Meghan filed official documents confirming the split. “It would seem to show that they have no intention of coming back,” said a courtier. “The choice of lawyers is of great importance to the Royal House and Gerrard was a useful neutral liaison between the Sussexes and the Palace.”
Harbottle & Lewis represented the couple’s non-profit organization, Archewell, but was replaced by rival company, Fieldfisher. A source close to Harry and Meghan said to me, “They wanted to educate their own lawyers, not those also used by the royal family. They are on an independent path. “
Harry previously turned to Tyrrell whenever he needed legal advice and encouraged girlfriends like Chelsy Davy to use the business.
Tyrrell is famous for his work with the Royals. When he received a legal award in 2017, the judges gushed: “Gerard Tyrrell is a name that breathes with a certain fear. . . acting for the Queen and the royal families, he built his own reputation throughout his career while protecting and preserving the reputation of others. “
Tyrrell said to me, “As I am sure you will appreciate, we do not comment on these issues.”
Harry previously turned to Tyrrell whenever he needed legal advice and encouraged girlfriends like Chelsy Davy to use the office
Helena is a terror on the chessboard
Chess is a game usually enjoyed in private, but Helena Bonham Carter has a more flamboyant version.
The actress was spotted using 2-foot pieces at the giant Holland Park chess club in West London. “I love playing a chess queen because I can create a world on the chessboard where I have total control,” said Helena, who played the red queen in Alice in Wonderland.
“In reality, I tend to like losing control.”
Chess is usually enjoyed privately, but Helena Bonham Carter takes on a more flamboyant version
Few people know that Sir Michael Caine prefers real life to drama. “For over 60 years, I have loved to play thieves and criminals. gangsters and sometimes even detectives trying to catch them, ”he says. “But there are Hollywood movies and TV and then there is real life – and sort of, that’s where it gets even more interesting.” To prove it, he will present a six-part series on real flights for Audible, Heist With Michael Caine.
The smart set talks about … “Big Suze” Sophie new charitable role
With Harry and Meghan 5,000 miles away, the Queen could do with new active members of “The Firm”. So who better than another talented and beautiful actress?
I hear that Lady Frederick Windsor, better known as Sophie Winkleman, took on patronage this week – and admirers hope it could be the first of many. Sophie – whose husband, Lord Freddie, is a great grandson of George V – joined the Children’s Surgery Foundation which raises funds for hospital equipment.
“We are very honored that Lady Frederick Windsor has kindly agreed to join our charity as a royal patron,” said President Munther Haddad.
Sophie says: “I am delighted to come aboard.”
A Cambridge graduate, 39, she is the half-sister of Claudia Winkleman, the host of Strictly, and is best known for her role as Big Suze in the cult sitcom Peep Show. She has continued to act since her marriage to Prince Michael of Kent’s son at Hampton Court Palace in 2009.
A friend insisted: “Sophie does not fish to assume royal functions.”
Sophie Winkleman – whose husband, Lord Freddie, is a great-grandson of George V – joined the Children’s’s Surgery Foundation which raises funds for hospital equipment
She won Olympic gold and broke several sports records, but Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill says motherhood is an even greater challenge.
“Being an Olympic athlete and training for all these years is stressful, tough, emotional and tough in every way possible,” said the 34-year-old former heptathlete, whose children are five and two years old. “But as a mom, I still have times when you doubt yourself and your confidence goes down massively, because you change so much as a person.”
Real life seems just as dramatic for Annabel Scholey, who played the wife of the beaten police officer DS Nick Bailey in the BBC drama The Salisbury Poisonings. The actress claims the experience of the supernatural. “I was really struggling because I had a lot of rejection,” said the 36-year-old Yorkshire. “I woke up and I felt pressure on my leg. I saw someone’s outline. I knew it was a man.” And then I had the overwhelming impression that everything was going go well.
“The next day, I entered a drama school.”
(Very) modern ways
As those of us who work from home know very well, finding a quiet place is a daily challenge. And it’s even the one that Hollywood stars face.
Here’s Line Of Duty and Mission Impossible 2 star Thandie Newton forced to record a voice-over from the depths of her wardrobe in the North London house she shares with her husband, director Ol Parker , and their three children. Almost hidden among the coats and colorful dresses, Thandie is holding a script in one hand and her phone in the other.
“Voiceover recording in the closet,” she says next to this photo shared with fans. “It has become a kind of skill.”
As those of us who work from home know very well, finding a quiet place is a daily challenge. And it’s even the one that Hollywood stars face
Here is the star of Line Of Duty and Mission Impossible 2 Thandie Newton forced to record a voice-over from the depths of her wardrobe at the North London home which she shares with her director husband, Ol Parker, and their three children
Marr is crying “Most Kind” Father
Father’s Day will be particularly poignant for Andrew Marr tomorrow.
The BBC star reveals that her inspiring father, Donald Marr, died suddenly of a stroke Wednesday at the age of 89.
Andrew, who himself survived a major stroke in 2013, tells me that his father was “the funniest and kindest man I have ever known”.
A great figure in the world of investment trusts, Donald turned his back on a career in London to raise a family outside of Dundee.
Andrew says, “He has been married to my mother, Valérie, since 1957 and has been a Church of Scotland elder for over 50 years.” He adds: “It was a good life. We all already lack his dry and ready spirit and his exceptional kindness. “
The Black Lives Matter protests inspire some people, but they have left eccentric pop star Paloma Faith in the grip of self-deprecation.
“I’ve been so anxious for the past few weeks because of world events,” said Paloma, a former trainer on the hit show The Voice, without reproach. “I walk around with this feeling that I can’t shake, that I did something wrong.”
The Londoner adds: “My brain is working overtime trying to understand what I said and who I offended and why I have to apologize for myself.
“It means I don’t really love myself.”
Someone please give this woman a hug.
Black Lives Matter protests inspire some, but left eccentric pop star Paloma Faith self-deprecating
Spanking profit for S&M star E.L. James
E. L. James was in her forties when she discovered the potential of rope, cables and tape – in the hands of Christian Gray, the troubled protagonist of his first novel, Fifty Shades Of Gray.
This breathtaking discovery has just brought an additional profit of 4 million pounds sterling to James following the trade of the inaugural year by Erika James Ltd, an artistic creation company that she created in 2018.
But he’s still languishing in the shadow of his old business, Fifty Shades Ltd, whose main business is “copyright ownership and administration” – and which paid James a dividend of 6.9 Millions of pounds.
Aitken’s former It girl, Alexandra, keeps the faith
Even though former It girl Alexandra Aitken said goodbye to Punjab, where she lived with her husband of the time, Inderjot Singh, she remains faithful to the Sikh faith.
Former Cabinet Minister Jonathan Aitken’s twin daughter now lives in a cottage in Canterbury, where she attended King’s School for £ 38,955 a year before exploding on the London holiday scene. She continued to pose nude for GQ and appeared in a film with Daniel Craig, Enduring Love.
“When she’s outside, she stops regularly to pray or read the scriptures,” said one resident. Although now known as Uttrang Kaur Khalsa, Aitken noticed that she did not expect her friends to stop calling her “Allied”, but added: “I’m just much happier as it.”
Even though former It girl Alexandra Aitken said goodbye to Punjab, where she lived with her husband of the time, Inderjot Singh, she remains faithful to the Sikh faith
Explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison, who staged a remarkable recovery from the coronavirus, is already preparing for his next expedition – for a cause he says saved his life.
He will lead a mass march on Cornwall’s highest peak, Brown Willy, to raise funds for “secret gardens” in hospitals.
The 84-year-old adventurer attributes his survival to being led into the unique garden of Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital.
“It was the most extraordinary turning point,” he told me.
“I had all these tubes in me and four people pushing this big bed.
“Then I felt the sun on my face and saw the flowers, and there was an incredible moment when I suddenly looked up and said,” We cracked it – I’m going to live. “”