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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Prince Nicholas & # 39; friend Sir Nicholas Soames apologizes for Diana Slur


None of Prince Charles' friends were more open than Sir Nicholas Soames during the so-called "War of the Waleses".

The former minister insultingly alleged that Princess Diana accused Charles of adultery because of "her insanity and advanced stages of paranoia".

Now Soames has finally decided to do a public mea culpa. "I regret it," admits Sir Winston Churchill's grandson.

“I should never have said it because I'm not a doctor. And I don't know what that is. & # 39;

None of Prince Charles' friends were more open than Sir Nicholas Soames during the so-called "War of the Waleses"

Soames is aware that he will likely be featured on screen in the next series of The Crown: “A lot of what was said and said goodbye at the time was very unpleasant. It was a very unhappy time for everyone. & # 39;

He said he had decided to publicly condemn Diana for being so angry about the bitter breakdown of her marriage to the heir to the throne.

"It's always better not to get involved with these things, but I was outraged."

72-year-old Soames has been a close friend of Charles since he fished a Scottish river next to him when he was 12.

He was the Prince's Equerry and Charles was the best man at his wedding to his first wife, heiress Catherine Weatherall.

The Tory grandee claims the Netflix drama treated the royal family unfairly. "The crown swapped all parties at a very unfortunate time," he says.

The former minister hurtfully claimed that Princess Diana was because of Charles

The former minister insultingly alleged that Princess Diana accused Charles of adultery because of "her insanity and advanced stages of paranoia".

“Neither of them wanted to be unhappy and it just happens. We all know it is. I myself have failed twice in my marriages and I am full of sympathy for people who find it difficult. & # 39;

On a podcast, he added to The Crown's portrayal of Charles and Diana: “It's utterly monstrous. I really think it should have a sign that says, "This is pure fiction."

"Ninety percent of the episodes I saw breaking up were utter rubbish from start to finish and deeply wounding for everyone involved."

While Ellie Goulding took advantage of the pandemic to record in her private studio, her husband Caspar Jopling was busy turning into some kind of beefcake.

Love Me Like You Do star, who turns 34 today, proudly shared this photo of 28-year-old Old Etonian standing topless next to the treadmill in his Oxfordshire home.

"I just found this on my very shy husband," Ellie explains, admitting that he won't be happy to have his muscular body shown to her millions of fans, but adds that it was worth it.

While Ellie Goulding took advantage of the pandemic to record in her private studio, her husband Caspar Jopling was busy turning into some kind of beefcake

While Ellie Goulding took advantage of the pandemic to record in her private studio, her husband Caspar Jopling was busy turning into some kind of beefcake

Love Me Like You Do star, who turns 34 today, proudly shared this photo of 28-year-old Old Etonian standing topless next to the treadmill in his Oxfordshire home

Love Me Like You Do star, who turns 34 today, proudly shared this photo of 28-year-old Old Etonian standing topless next to the treadmill in his Oxfordshire home

The ideal place for lockdown, Salma

Isn't it nice to find someone still enjoying a little sunshine?

While we learned to wear face masks and stay away from friends this year, Hollywood star Salma Hayek says she was taught to appreciate the natural world more.

"The last days of 2020. We have never been so grateful that we were healthy and in contact with nature," thinks the 54-year-old actress and shares this shot of her in an exotic, unknown location.

Last week Salma was in France with her husband, French luxury goods billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, and their 13-year-old daughter Valentina.

While we learned to wear face masks and stay away from friends this year, Hollywood star Salma Hayek says she was taught to appreciate the natural world more

While we learned to wear face masks and stay away from friends this year, Hollywood star Salma Hayek says she was taught to appreciate the natural world more

It's not strictly a noddy

Christmas carol king Noddy Holder has revealed that the BBC was dying to lure him to Strictly, but he was put off by former candidate Lulu.

"I was tempted," admits the rock star whose Slade Merry hits include Xmas Everybody.

“I went down and met all the people and went to a few live shows. But I ran into Lulu and she said, "It's murder, I've never done anything so hard in my life." & # 39;

74-year-old Holder, who promotes Slade's album Cum On Feel The Hitz, adds, "I don't think I would have made it my age."

The joy Damien Hirst takes from soaking animals in formaldehyde is somewhat unsettling.

"I love this idea of ​​slicing things up," admits the world's richest artist, who has taken an online tour of some of his 1990s work.

& # 39; It's violent. Killing things to look at them. Much death and horror is required in science to understand the world in which we live. & # 39;

Richard Drax was asked by fanatical "bright" activists to make amends for the treatment of slaves by his ancestors. He has made it clear that he has no plans to cut ties with a sugar plantation he has inherited in the West Indies.

The Tory MP has now officially announced his role as administrator.

He tacitly stated his interest in an update of the parliamentary register days before Christmas.

In it, Drax says he "currently manages a business property in Barbados" and adds that the "title will be transferred to me in due course".

Just call me Mrs. Big, says Dawn

She's one of the biggest names in show business, but Dawn French actually prefers to be known by a less starry nickname.

"I'm a feminist, but occasionally I really enjoy being called Mrs. Bignell," says the comedian, who married therapist Mark Bignell in 2013, three years after divorcing Lenny Henry.

"I don't want to belong to anyone, but I like being in this couple – it's belonging." However, having two names creates some travel problems.

"I need to have a special page on my passport explaining why I am Dawn French as sometimes you will not be allowed on a plane if your ticket is booked in 'Bignell' but your passport is 'French'" , she says .

"It's from the passport office and says," This person is an actor and has kept his maiden name. "& # 39;

Does Cath's Castle have a west wing?

What do you wear when you have to stay home to party?

Dominic West's wife, Catherine FitzGerald, wears a medieval velvet kaftan with a gold clasp around her waist.

In this picture she shared with friends, the 49-year-old aristocratic landscape architect poses by the fireplace in Glin Castle, her ancestral home with 14 bedrooms in Ireland.

Affair star West, 51, has held back since pictures were released of kissing and cuddling 31-year-old actress Lily James in Rome.

At home there is no doubt who is the queen of his castle.

What do you wear when you have to stay home to party? Dominic West's wife, Catherine FitzGerald, wears a medieval velvet kaftan with a gold clasp around her waist

What do you wear when you have to stay home to party? Dominic West's wife, Catherine FitzGerald, wears a medieval velvet kaftan with a gold clasp around her waist

At least someone is benefiting from the pandemic. Television doctor Hilary Jones has seen his business boom worth £ 1.3 million.

Newly released accounts for What & # 39; s Up Doc Ltd, through which he channels his earnings, show the value has increased from £ 1.1m in the previous year.

In the twelve months to June, the bank's cash holdings increased from £ 772,951 to £ 886,678. The general practitioner received an MBE on the Queen's birthday this year.

MCC members have long been known for their bacon and egg striped ties. Now Lord & # 39; s, the home of cricket, is offering members face masks for £ 8 – either in the red and yellow stripes or in a blue version with the club motif.

Not everyone is excited.

An MCC man thunders, “If they try to get us to wear these things to the pavilion when we watch cricket, they can get crammed.

"The club committee got as wet as an old sticky wicket."