When I am coming in at the airport they are sometimes not happy to see a German passport.’ Babysitter blues: Being addressed as granny will be a novel experience for Princess Michael of Kent, whose son Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman’s first child is due in August.The grandmother-in-waiting will also be suspending research on her historical novel set in the 14th century until after the happy event.‘But I will not be doing any babysitting — they live in Los Angeles,’ she says.Out of the frying pan: Amazed that Charles Saatchi’s hand-on-throat gesture with chef wife Nigella Lawson took place on the terrace at Scott’s — a spot stalked by paparazzi — racing ace Sir Jackie Stewart tells me: ‘I’ve never been there and not seen a photographer lurking.Nunn is directing Rory Bremner, Patricia Hodge and Caroline Quentin in Noel Coward’s Relative Values.The play is all about the class system, so it was perhaps only appropriate that a bunch of well-refreshed vagrants was loitering outside the Theatre Royal.Princess Olympia posed with plenty of fellow young royals for birthday Instagrams.
Following a church service with the Bishop of Newcastle, the bride and groom will process through Alnwick in a horse-drawn carriage for a reception and fireworks at the castle — aka Hogwarts in the Harry Potter Theatre fans heading to Bath for Sir Trevor Nunn’s latest should beware: the Somerset spa has become infested by tramps.
The young princess and student spent her 20th birthday in Mykonos.
But this year, Princess Olympia gracefully shared the day with her father, who turned 50 on May 20.
Jilly treasures a memento from Henry, who died last week.
‘It’s a line drawing of a naked lady and a horse he did at a charity dinner,’ Jilly tells me at a Bollinger lunch.