Wedding Invitations, Wedding
Published: 02:03 BST, 2 June 2013 | Updated: 07:55 BST, 3 June 2013
Will they see her ex-boyfriend walk down the aisle or will they be there to see his close pal tie the knot?
This is the question on Royal watchers’ lips as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ponder which of four high-society weddings to attend this Saturday.
Kate is said to be keen on her lawyer ex Rupert Finch’s marriage to Beulah designer Natasha Rufus Isaacs, 30, in Cirencester, while Wills is no doubt lobbying to attend his mate Peregrine Hood, 37, and 28-year-old Vogue fashion editor Serena Nikkah’s wedding in Wiltshire.
Kate's big decision: The Duchess of Cambridge has four high society weddings to attend in one day and must make a choice
And just to make their diaries even more complicated, June 8 will also see Nigerian oil heiress Emma McQuiston, 26, become Britain’s first black marchioness when she heads down the aisle with the Viscount Weymouth, 38-year-old Ceawlin Thynn, at his family estate at Longleat in Wiltshire.
On the same day, the late James Goldsmith’s daughter Charlotte is getting hitched to designer Philip Colbert at a trendy affair in East London. His clients Sienna Miller, Lily Cole and Peaches Geldof are tipped to attend.
Decisions, decisions: Will it be Natasha Rufus Isaacs's marriage to Kate's ex Rupert Finch or Vogue fashion editor Serena Nikkah’s wedding in Wiltshire
More than one: June 8 will also see Nigerian oil heiress Emma McQuiston, 26, become Britain’s first black marchioness on the same day as Charlotte Goldsmith marries designer Philip Colbert
Dame Helen wants a hip hop garden in Chelsea
It might surprise the street performers she confronted outside her West End show The Audience, but Dame Helen Mirren wants to see rap music played at next year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
‘This year we’ve had gnomes, which was great. Next year I’d like to see a hip-hop garden,’ the 67-year-old actress told me at last month’s floral event.
Dame Helen, who plays the Queen in The Audience, appeared outside the Gielgud theatre in stage costume to berate the musicians.
She was later presented with flowers and a drum, by way of apology.
His gavel has come down on multi-million-pound deals for almost 20 years but now legendary auctioneer Henry Wyndham is trying to hit the million-pound mark himself. Sotheby’s chairman Henry, 59, has walked 191 miles through Cumbria and Yorkshire with his friend Guy Roxburghe for charity.
The Old Etonians completed the coast-to-coast path in 15 days, climbing 21,354ft to raise funds for ORBIS, which fights blindess, and hospital charity Barts.
But they are yet to hit their million-pound goal. ‘We would love to reach the magic figure, so anyone who hasn’t yet made a contribution, it’s not too late,’ Henry said.