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Society designer Nicky Haslam is updating his list of things that he finds vulgar.
And, I can reveal, top of his customary tea towel of what is distasteful for 2021 will be the word 'woke'.'That's dead common,' Nicky sniffs.
The friend of the royals and arbiter of everything that should be avoided by those wishing to mix in polite society has confided to me that 'swimming with dolphins' and 'red geraniums' will be among his cocktail of coarse and common traits (pronounced 'tray') to be printed on the tea towel, or 'drying-up cloth' as he insists.
He is also tempted to include Netflix this year as he says 'all those shows are exactly the same'.
'Kung Fu' Star Olivia Liang on the Power of Asian Stories and Reclaiming Her Space (Exclusive)
The star of the CW's Asian-led drama talks to ET about the new series."It's very eerie how relevant it is to what's happening today," Liang acknowledges during a recent phone interview with ET. "It's crazy how reflective of the world we're living in today, April 2021, is in the pilot. It doesn't escape us that our show is coming at a very strangely, eerily on-time moment... We talk about it being a reclamation of the original series aired in the '70s, but I think it's also a reclamation of our identity in this country.
But why does the 81-year-old have it in for the red geranium?
'They're all right in Austria, or on Capri, but not in the gardens of England,' he explains. 'They are planted in rows in Buckingham Palace and look terrible. White and pink ones are fine, though.'
'I love fake flowers,' he adds. 'But they have to be silk or china. Fake magnolias are wonderful. I have fake bullrushes in my garden. I have fake grass in my bedroom, as I did in my room at Eton in 1953.'
His random totems to tastelessness that have made his two previous lists include palm trees, rinsing fruit, Woman's Hour, 'Love' on cushions and exclamation marks. Haslam added knighthoods to his pot-pourri in 2019, pooh-poohing the notion of wanting a gong himself. 'I think Sir Nicholas Haslam sounds like the head of a car company in Birmingham,' he said.
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Nicky has been spending the enforced lockdown doing up his country house on the Daylesford Estate in Gloucestershire.
He has been enjoying his 'flower-bed-free' garden of lawns and trees and arranging his planters of Stinking Irises (real).
One thing that will not be on his list is a black Pekingese puppy. He has just ordered one from 'the best breeder in England'.
'I've had about 20 over the years — the last one went to Canada and never came home. I've called them all names starting with the letter Z. It's my favourite letter.' So, no Zeds on this year's list either.
Dame Sian Phillips has been spending lockdown learning to speak her native language again.
'I was brought up solely speaking Welsh — but after my mother died in 1985, I had no need for it,' says the celebrated actress.
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'Then last year I was in Wales and realised how much the language had changed. Since then, I've been doing two hours of Welsh every morning — and I'm almost back up to speed.'
Phillips, 87, who was married to Peter O'Toole for 20 years, adds: 'Even if I can't hear what a Welsh person is saying, I can understand what's being talked about just by the sound of their voices.'
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Former Scottish rugby player Thom Evans is celebrating his 36th birthday in Hawaii with his girlfriend of one year, pop star Nicole Scherzinger.
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ON MEETING THE QUEEN: Despite the drama surrounding Megxit, Meghan and Harry told Oprah that they still have an excellent relationship with the Queen and that they speak to her regularly via FaceTime and phone calls. Recounting the first time she met Her Majesty, Meghan described her shock when Fergie, the Duchess of York, ran out of the Royal Lodge to make sure Meghan knew how to curtsy before she unexpectedly met the Queen. 'Right in front of the house we practiced and ran in. Fergie ran out and said, 'Do you know how to curtsy?' she recalled. 'Apparently I did a very deep curtsy, I don't remember it, and then we sat there and we chatted.'
HER MAJESTY AND HER BLANKET: Meghan said their first meeting was just the start of a 'wonderful' relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. 'The Queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me. I mean, we had one of our first joint engagements together. She asked me to join her. We had breakfast together that morning, and she'd given me a beautiful gift, and I just really loved being in her company. And I remember we were in the car... she has a blanket that sits across her knees for warmth and it was chilly, and she was like, 'Meghan, come on,' and put it over my knees, as well,' Meghan said. 'It made me think of my grandmother where she's always been warm and inviting and really welcoming.'
NOT IN LA ANYMORE: Meghan admitted she was caught off guard by all of the formalities and rules that had to be adhered to as a member of the Royal family and that while she knew she was marrying a prince, she didn't fully understand what she was getting herself into. 'Thank God I didn't know about the family, thank God I didn't research. I would have been so in my head about it,' she said. 'I grew up in LA, I see celebrities all the time. It's not the same. This is a completely different ball game.'
THE UGLY TRUTH? Meghan said that what upset her more than her argument with Kate was the media's incorrect reporting of the story, and the Palace's refusal to correct them. 'What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn't do but that happened to me. And the people who were part of our wedding were going to our comms team and saying: 'I know this didn't happen. I don't have to tell them what actually happened',' she said. And according to her interview, this was only the start of the Palace's reluctance to rectify incorrect reports and protect her and Harry. Meghan said she was 'silenced' by Buckingham Palace officials who 'were willing to lie to protect other members of the Royal family' while she was maligned by the press and told to answer 'no comment' when speaking to reporters. When asked what she regretted about her time in the Royal family, Meghan insisted 'My regret is believing them [the Royal Family] when they said I'd be protected.' Harry said he had 'no regrets'.
THE SECRET WEDDING: Meghan also revealed in her interview that she and Harry felt that their whirlwind wedding wasn't for them - but for others. Their fairytale moment happened three days before her official wedding to Prince Harry - when she and Harry held a private 'union' in their backyard with the the Archbishop of Canterbury and no guests. During this ceremony, the royals tied the knot and exchanged their own personal vows. 'You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that,' she said. 'We called the Archbishop and we just said, "Look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world but we want our union between us.'"
MEGHAN'S MENTAL HEALTH: Feeling isolated and alone, Meghan told Oprah she became more and more depressed during her time as a senior royal, particularly during her first pregnancy. When she began to have suicidal thoughts, Meghan said she begged for support and assistance and asked to go somewhere to get help. An unnamed senior member of the Firm, however, told her that would not look good. 'I just didn't want to be alive any more,' the Duchess said. 'I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that I've never felt this way before and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn't, that it wouldn't be good for the institution.' Meghan also told Oprah that she 'couldn't be left alone' because of the state she was in but that she still had to smile through her tears during official appearances. Harry claimed he 'didn't have anyone to turn to' during this time and was 'ashamed' to admit his wife was struggling.
CUT OFF BY CHARLES: Prince Harry told Oprah that he had to take matters into his own hands in order to protect his family and stop 'history repeating itself' - but doing so caused serious damage to his relationship with his family. Harry said Prince Charles stopped taking his calls in the lead up to their Megxit announcement and was soon there after cut off financially. He said he was only able to step away from his role in the royal family because of the money that was left to him by Princess Diana. Speaking about his tense familial relations Harry said: 'I feel really let down because he's been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, (and) Archie's his grandson. But at the same time - I will always love him - but there's a lot of hurt that's happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.'
RESPECT FOR HIS GRANDMOTHER: When asked matter-of-factly if he blindsided the Queen with his shock Megxit announcement, Harry insisted he would never do that because he has 'too much respect for her'. The Prince said that while he was living in Canada with Meghan and Archie he had 'three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father, before he stopped taking my calls'. He also alerted the Palace of his plan in writing. News reports at the time, however, claimed Harry did no such thing. When asked where the supposed fake story could have come from, Harry said he could 'hazard a guess' that it may have come 'from within the institution'.
CHATTY ARCHIE: Harry and Meghan also shared unseen candid footage of Archie during the program. The couple's first child, who turns two in May, is seen in the video running around at the beach with his parents and sneaking between the legs of his cameraman dad. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also shared that the chatty toddler's favorite words were currently 'hydrate' and 'drive safe'.
The cousin of radio host Chris Evans was in exuberant spirits as he and the former X Factor judge, 42, posed in front of the Waimano Falls.
Millions of Australians to shiver through chilly night on east coast
Australia experienced its first taste of snow for 2021 on Sunday with parts of Victoria, Tasmania and NSW blanketed in white powder.Most regions across New South Wales are advised to rug up on Monday night, where overnight temperatures in some areas will drop below zero as a result of a cold front from Australia's south-east.
Nicole previously dated racing driver Lewis Hamilton for seven years. 'I've gone through challenges and relationships — what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,' she says.
'Now I have a new perspective, and I'm really grateful to build a healthy, strong, solid foundation to my relationship.'
Speaking of her soft spot for British men, American Nicole adds: 'Maybe it's the accent. Maybe it's the charm.'
TV presenter Dawn O'Porter recalls how a job commentating on society fashion at Royal Ascot for the BBC ended quickly after she was rude about the Queen.
Dawn was recalling one of her favourite vintage outfits, which she wore for the assignment: 'Some 1980s Courrèges from the time I did BBC Radio 5 Live's fashion coverage of Royal Ascot.'
She explains: 'When the Queen arrived, I said she looked garish in bright pink — and they pretty much took the mic away from me after that.'
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A playmate for Baby Sussex. Meghan Markle's best friend Misha Nonoo has revealed she is pregnant with a baby girl — just weeks after the Duchess announced she, too, is expecting a girl.
Rode and the royal class: the comeback in mind
His last Champions League test completed Sebastian Rode more than four years ago - in the jersey of the BVB. A personal king class comeback with Eintracht Frankfurt would be the coronation of his career. And would be the native Hesse in a row with big predecessors like Michael Ballack and Torsten Frings. © Imago Images Sebastian Rode once played for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund (Li.) In the Champions League. He succeeds now with Eintracht Frankfurt.
The fashion designer, who lives in New York and is known for her eponymous clothing line, posted a snap on Instagram of her blossoming bump.
Misha, who is rumoured to have introduced Meghan and Prince Harry, said: 'My journey into motherhood has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.'
She had a son Leo last March with her husband Mikey Hess.
For years, conservationist Jake Fiennes has toiled in the shadows of his more famous actor brothers, Harry Potter star Ralph and Shakespeare In Love's Joseph.
So you can imagine his delight when Prince Charles was introduced to one of his siblings.
Far from being impressed by their Hollywood glamour, HRH asked: 'Are you related to Jake Fiennes?'
'He knew me,' says Jake, proudly. 'It's great to turn the tables.'
Serena is outshined by her mini-me
Like mother, like daughter. 'I would definitely call Olympia my mini-me, she is mini-Serena,' commented Wimbledon champion Serena Williams as she posted this picture of her and her daughter in matching pink swimsuits.
The 39-year-old tennis ace and Olympia, three, posed in their cossies by the pool in the backyard of their Florida mansion.
While the athlete's suit said The Shady One on the front, the little girl's said Wild Child.
'The Shady One and the Wild Child — together we're unstoppable,' laughs Serena.
The untold story of Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin: Love, sacrifice and dance .
Music moves the Li family. So when the first child for Mao's Last Dancer's Li Cunxin and wife Mary Li was born, they never expected that she wouldn't share their sound-filled world. This is how the ballet-loving family made sacrifices and returned to the stage.Their art was the transcendent physical expression of the music written by the great composers.