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floskate
06-11-2011, 02:50 PM
^ It looks like she's trying to figure out how to shove those kids into the oven at her gingerbread house. :yikes:

I met Prince and Princess Michael of Kent when I was a penniless drama student in London. I was head usher at the Aldwych Theatre at the time and it was my job to look after them in the interval in a private bar. He was delightful in a stuffy, patronising kind of way but she was unbearable. Nothing was right for her, the champagne, the canopes, you name it and she ended up complaining to the FOH manager about me, thinking I had actually selected the drinks and made the nibbles. He basically told her to shove it. To say she was not amused was an understatement :rofl: I'm a royalist through and through but my loathing for her knows no bounds :EVILLE:

Fergus
06-11-2011, 03:10 PM
:watch: ^ Now THAT is some good dish! :lol:

To think, my years of penniless ushering and all I got to see was Loretta Swit in a wig-cap. :(

Video clips for those of us stuck in the colonies:

Prince William astride! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NniBCQ72Gg)

Balcony! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZEZbh_XguM) (Cruddy quality, no audio)

floskate
06-11-2011, 03:34 PM
:watch: ^ Now THAT is some good dish! :lol:

To think, my years of penniless ushering and all I got to see was Loretta Swit in a wig-cap. :(

Video clips for those of us stuck in the colonies:

Prince William astride! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NniBCQ72Gg)

Balcony! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZEZbh_XguM) (Cruddy quality, no audio)

OT but anyway; my first night as an usher I was stood at the side entrance of the stalls still trying to memorise the prices of programmes, sweets and such when a woman came up to me asking if I could solve a problem with her tickets as apparently her seats were double booked. She was tall, slender but plain with no make up and glasses. I was still in a fluster over the price of my smarties so I referred her to teh FOH manager as any newbie usher worth his salt would. ;)

Next thing I know I glance up and she and her friend are sitting front row, centre of the dress circle and I thought; wow she did good on the upgrade, and that was about it.

Anyway my FOH manager comes up to me a few minutes later just before curtain up and makes sure I'm ok. Then he asks if I was the one who referred the woman in the centre of the dress circle to him over her tickets to which I replied yes, so he thanked me and said I did the right thing. Then he asked if I knew who it was, to which I replied no, obviously.

'That is Nicole Kidman' he says!!

Me = :drama: :swoon: and :o in equal measure. I had quite a few memorable nights as an usher and that's not including the Princess Margaret pissed-as-a-newt-in-the-dress-circle-bar-demanding-more-gin-or-else episode!! ;)

Fergus
06-11-2011, 03:46 PM
I had quite a few memorable nights as an usher and that's not including the Princess Margaret pissed-as-a-newt-in-the-dress-circle-bar-demanding-more-gin-or-else episode!! ;)

OMG, Princess Meg pissed, I don't know whether it would be fun to watch or downright scary!

I'm guessing sort of fun, unless you're the bartender who's getting ripped to shreds! :lol:

I'm assuming this was during the post-Mustique years, after everything went to hell and the booze-bloat took over.......?

floskate
06-11-2011, 04:02 PM
OMG, Princess Meg pissed, I don't know whether it would be fun to watch or downright scary!

I'm guessing sort of fun, unless you're the bartender who's getting ripped to shreds! :lol:

I'm assuming this was during the post-Mustique years, after everything went to hell and the booze-bloat took over.......?

Embarrassing really. :( I think it was early 1995 and she was there in a private capacity luckily and had been drinking heavily in the VIP private bar during the interval. I guess she got bored in Act II and made her way to the bar demanding more gin. Unfortunately for Margaret, the bar manager was an old battleaxe from the East End. I can still hear her voice - 'I don't care who you are, you're not having another drink....' :lol:

Anyway, her daughter Sarah was with her and managed to get her back to her box but they left before the end by a side entrance as she was in no fit state to leave through the front in general view of the public. :eek:

Fergus
06-11-2011, 05:12 PM
^ Wow! :wideeyes:

Oh Meg, Meg, Meg, sad really......one wonders what coulda/shoulda/woulda been if she had married Peter Townsend.......

BTW, was Sophie's stumble on the balcony noticeable or just a minor blip?

Citlali
06-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Catherine and Pippa at a wedding today looking great:

Here (http://www.popsugar.com/Kate-Middleton-Pippa-Middleton-Pictures-Sam-Waley-Cohen-Bella-Ballins-Wedding-17836575)

Same hat, different dress :D

Parsley Sage
06-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Catherine and Pippa at a wedding today looking great:

Here (http://www.popsugar.com/Kate-Middleton-Pippa-Middleton-Pictures-Sam-Waley-Cohen-Bella-Ballins-Wedding-17836575)

Same hat, different dress :D

Busy day for Kate! I wonder if she was wearing that dress under the coat she wore earlier.

Parsley Sage
06-11-2011, 06:58 PM
I thought Kate's black hat looked familiar.

http://madhattery.royalroundup.com/2011/04/prince-williams-wedding-hm-the-queen-of-norway/

IceAlisa
06-11-2011, 07:20 PM
Love Kate's dress, hate Pippa's coat, the fit and especially the color.

floskate
06-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Here's further evidence of 'Our Val' - love that term - muscling in on the act earlier today.

http://www.popsugar.com/Kate-Middleton-Pictures-Trooping-Colour-Prince-William-17834689?page=0,0,25#25

Wow Pippa looks awful in that outfit and Kate totally overshadows her in those pics. Bea, having looked really lovely in all her latest outings is back to the over-stitched nonsense she seems to reach out for as soon as there's the hint of an 'occasion'.

nerdycool
06-11-2011, 07:43 PM
Bea, having looked really lovely in all her latest outings is back to the over-stitched nonsense she seems to reach out for as soon as there's the hint of an 'occasion'.The sad thing is, she would have looked smashing if she had only left the jacket home, as the dress itself looks lovely.

Fergus
06-11-2011, 08:15 PM
Here's further evidence of 'Our Val' - love that term - muscling in on the act earlier today.

http://www.popsugar.com/Kate-Middleton-Pictures-Trooping-Colour-Prince-William-17834689?page=0,0,25#25

Our Val's attempt at Patricia Neal in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? Does she leave George Peppard money on the nightstand? ;)

Thank goodness Sophie's hat is humongous, it draws your eye away from her decolletage! :rofl:

mag
06-11-2011, 09:03 PM
Could someone explain Edward's uniform? I thought he quit his military training part way through. He wore a uniform to Charles and Diana's wedding and then quit so he wore a morning coat to Andrew's wedding. Lately he is showing up in full uniform and a row of medals to boot.

milanessa
06-11-2011, 09:23 PM
Could someone explain Edward's uniform? I thought he quit his military training part way through. He wore a uniform to Charles and Diana's wedding and then quit so he wore a morning coat to Andrew's wedding. Lately he is showing up in full uniform and a row of medals to boot.

I think he holds an honorary military rank. The medals would be unit (not individual) awards.