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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    The European royals were all terrified they were next to fall. The ones that survived quickly swerved from "the divine right of kings" to constitutional monarchies with ceremonial powers. The other shoe dropping of why should modern society have a monarchy at all where one family by accident of birth is king/queen remains however. The British media isn't helping the BRF by reducing them to silly made up protocols of slanting legs and style of dress instead of articles on international soft diplomacy and charitable work. Pettiness destroyed the Commonwealth goodwill after the Oceania tour. The behavior and attitude afterward of gossipmongers and others once again reminded Commonwealth citizens of Britain's shameful colonial past.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Their mothers were sisters.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Yes, It's clear the average British citizen seemed to forget the very Kaiser they were fighting was the eldest grandchild of their now dead queen. All those royal houses pretending they weren't related. In different circumstances they would be asking each other who was bringing the potato salad to family reunion (Please! Not Aunt Alix!).
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    A problem of their own making. This German Alexandria also happened to be a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Almost every royal house of Europe during WWI were kith and kin with one another.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Author Judith Krantz has died, age 91. I remember when her books were turned into miniseries on a regular basis. https://deadline.com/2019/06/judith-krantz-dies-best-selling-author-91-obituary-1202636830/
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Dave Bartholomew, a father of rock and roll, dead at 100. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/23/698212277/dave-bartholomew-a-father-of-rock-and-roll-dead-at-100
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    That child custody case over her was something else! It was even referenced in a (no longer used) lyric in Porter's Anything Goes -> When folks who still can ride in jitneys Find out Vanderbilts and Whitneys Lack baby clothes Anything goes Still Gloria Vanderbilt made a life for herself and it appears maintained an optimistic spirt. R.I.P to the OG Jean Queen, Ms. Vanderbilt.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    With It's a Royal Knockabout far in his past, Edward has that "Always knew I would never become King", "baby of the family" chill about him.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    So true. There are still articles/"documentaries" repeating Meghan is a vegan. The only ones who've made that "facts" are tabloids and gossipmongers. Mine should bow and genuflect to me, but they're stubborn about it.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Franco Zeffirelli has died, age 96. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/franco-zeffirelli-dies-dead-director-theater-opera-film-1203244589/ https://www.thewrap.com/franco-zeffirelli-romeo-and-juliet-director-dies-at-96/
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Naomi Wolf's book has been postponed. All for the want of a fact checker! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/books/naomi-wolf-outrages-errors.html
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    McLaurin was also Robin Williams' mother's family name, so it's a double tribute.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Isn't this just a modern version of how men in the Old West found companionship or have we forgotten mail order brides?
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Before Silver Raven tries to beat me 😉 - Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar of Sweden.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    This is what happens when Chachi doesn't consult Fonzie first.
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