Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Bechet, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Michael McDonald, The Rolling Stones and Alejandro Sanz were some of David Beckham’s unexpected picks on Desert Island Disc’s 75th anniversary programme.
The best way to beat the tube strike? Travel on two feet and whilst at it enjoy some of London’s landmarks, quiet backstreets, parks, alleyways, mews cut throughs and meandering shortcuts.
A touching note handwritten by Diana, Princess of Wales on headed Kensington Palace paper complaining that Prince Harry was “constantly in trouble at school”, was part of royal correspondence bought for £15,200 at auction. In the letter dated 20 September 1984 Diana thanked ex-Buckingham Palace steward Cyril Dickman — described as “a favourite of every member of the Royal Family” — for “such a lovely card” following the birth of her youngest son, Harry. Read more: Princess Diana’s Fashion Story Retold after 20 Years She wrote: “William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near! “The reaction to one tiny person’s birth has totally overwhelmed us and I can hardly breathe for the mass of flowers that are arriving here!” The letter sold for £3,200, after an estimated price of £400-600 at Cheffin Auctions. In another, dated 17 October 1992, Diana says how both young princes “are well and enjoying boarding school a lot, although Harry is constantly in trouble!”. This sold …
Kate Middleton’s foray into photography is perhaps the strongest hint that a jobbing career might lie ahead in future if she continues to hone her skills mastering her bokehs and f-stops.