Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko spoke about Putin and Poirot and the poison standoff between his country and UK sounding serious and sarcastic all at once.
Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have invited 600 guests to their wedding in May, Kensington Palace has confirmed. A spokesperson said all those invited to the ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on 19 May would also get an automatic entry to the lunchtime reception afterwards. Later in the evening, a select 200 invitees will attend a private reception at nearby Frogmore House which will be hosted by Harry’s father, Prince Charles. The palace said the invitations, die-stamped in gold and then burnished with the edges bevelled then gilded, had all been dispatched. Names of invited guests however continued to remain a closely guarded secret.
Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle have once again shown just how much they are unwilling to follow past conventions by opting for an east London bakery to make a lemon elderflower cake for their wedding in May.
Aesop’s biggest shop in Europe has paid a fitting homage to James Bond and don’t be surprised if 007 himself slides down one of its unfurling clay pillars which apes the opening sequence of the spy thrillers.
Ferrero Rochers are the undisputed delicacy of choice at glitzy diplomatic shindigs, but critics of President Vladimir Putin have used graffiti to take an ironic swipe at Russia over the nerve toxin attack on a former double agent.
Are we about to see removal vans trundling up Britain’s most expensive street where average homes cost over £13.5m with diplomats forced to make ignominious exits? The Russian envoy since 2011, Vladimirovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary lives in the sumptuous grounds of number 13 assisted by 10 senior diplomatic staff.
They have been aiming insults and barbs at each other all year and boasting about the sizes of their nuclear buttons but it seems peace has broken out at last. Jaw-jaw is better than war-war after all.
Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will invite more than 2,500 members of the public to take part in their wedding day celebrations in May, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Harry and US actress Markle are tying the knot at Windsor Castle on 19 May in a ceremony expected to attract a global media coverage as did the marriage of Harry’s elder brother William to Kate Middleton in 2011, watched by an estimated two billion people. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle,” the statement read. The 2,640 invited guests will be made up of people from charities associated with the couple, local school pupils and members of the local community, and 1,200 people from across the country, chosen from a broad range of backgrounds and ages. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to …
The Royal Family is hoping that some of the magic of its latest recruit rubs off on its charitable activities and public image. She has already had tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and fast-tracked to attend the traditional Christmas service at Sandringham. Now former US actress Meghan Markle has made her first official appearance alongside fiance Prince Harry and his elder brother William and pregnant wife Kate, the first time the royal “Fab Four” have carried out a public engagement together. The quartet appeared on stage together to take part in the Royal Foundation forum, a new annual event to showcase the projects run or launched by the royals’ main charitable and philanthropic vehicle which William and Harry set up in 2011. Royal courtiers will be hoping Markle’s growing popularity in Britain will boost the vast charitable portfolio of the Royal family. Harry, 33 and Markle, 36, have attracted worldwide media attention since they announced last November they were getting married while William, 35 and Kate, 36, have been a major media draw …
Nokia is banking on the popular banana to rekindle its fortunes in the smartphone market. Its 1990s throwback model comes in two colour choices, classic black or banana yellow, a twist on its curved shape and how its keyboard slid out, inspiring the nickname ‘banana phone’.