Queen Elizabeth II was quite ‘fun,’ and may God bless Her Majesty

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May God bless His Majesty for eternity.

Last year, the Queen was enthroned in Madame Tussauds wax works for the 23rd time. His latest royal likeness took 800 hours to create. Invitations for its platinum jubilee went out this year in May.

In July, his decree to save the grass from Buckingham Palace ruled out Elton John from his normal arrival. He eventually showed up via a golf cart. And wore more diamonds than her.

His favorite sip, Dubonnet. Favorite dessert, mint chocolate ice cream. Favorite grandchild, Prince Edward’s granddaughter. Known trait? Economical. No unnecessary lights were left on at Buckingham.

Aeons ago – in a civilization long gone – comedian Bob Hope told a young reporter – me – of the pleasure of being with Her Majesty. “Fun?” I said. “What on earth do you mean by ‘fun?’ ”

He said: ‘I have been with Queen Elizabeth many times. The Queen walked with me through the rigid official rooms of Buckingham. Showing stark, stern, unsmiling portraits lining the walls. The royal ancestors. She was making fun of them a little. Once when I was there with my wife, she put on a strong Dutch accent. She was a lot of fun,” he said.

Very funny ? The Queen? I talked about it in a magazine. I doubt Her Majesty had a subscription, but Bob Hope never complained or asked for a correction.

Queen Elizabeth II meets Sir Elton John in 2012.
Queen Elizabeth II meets Sir Elton John in 2012.
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I was introduced to him twice. At a garden party, a starched squire in a formal gray cutaway suit stood by. The cue was that ubiquitous black wallet dangling from his wrist. Annoying guest taking too long, purse shifted onto other wrist. It was the squire’s signal as straight as a wand to move her forward.

The second time was with my friend – BBC public relations officer Freddie Hancock – being honored in a ballroom at Buckingham Palace. We, the guests, shook his hand. She was wearing her usual gloves.

Me-Me-Markle, the divorced daughter-in-law of the Duchess of Show Business, and her high-IQ husband, Prince Empty, made Book 2 skipping the royal family. Publication is temporary. Congratulations on their timing.

Irish author/actor Malachy McCourt, 90, walking around in his motorized wheelchair: “I made it. Survived the Queen!

Royal design on a penny

While we’re on royalty, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, lives in a 1705 palace named Blenheim. The largest in England. In particular the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. She wrote “Blenheim and the Churchill Family: A Personal Portrait” on her farm. She’s not buying a studio in Astoria.

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill attends the Dior Cruise Collection 2017 fashion show at Blenheim Palace.
Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill attends the 2017 Dior Cruise Collection show at Blenheim Palace.
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His lady is in interior design. Also in the collection of some books. Thus, on October 26, she will speak at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama. Aperitif, 5:30 a.m. Talk, 6:30 a.m. Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Constant fundraising.

Not so golden

While we’re on fundraising. Goldie Hawn’s daughter, Kate Hudson, offers Halloween costume jewelry for BaubleBar online. Things we all need. Like skeleton earrings for $52 and enamel witch studs for $48. Add that to his long Fabletics campaign. She also complains that Taylor Swift won’t answer calls or texts.

That may not be true, but I heard that when Biden was born, his dad passed out cigar butts.

Only mumbled in New York, children, only in New York.


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