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 …