Curmudgeonly John Humphrys, 75, has thrown his hat into the ring in the battle for gender equality, at the same time announcing himself as an unlikey arbiter of female fashion.
The 75-year-old Today presenter says: ‘Anyone who does not believe women and men are equal is a moron. Equal but different. I have four words to support that view. The first two are “French tuck”. That, I’m told, is the latest fashion trend — wearing your shirt with one half tucked in your waistband, and the other half hanging free.
‘Apparently Meghan Markle does it, and so does Cate Blanchett — and you don’t get a greater endorsement of a fashion trend than that’ curmudgeonly John Humphrys said of his fashion pet peeve – the ‘French tuck’
‘When men do it, it’s because we are basically slobs and we don’t even notice. When women do it (OK — some women), it’s because they want to appear fashionable. Apparently Meghan Markle does it, and so does Cate Blanchett — and you don’t get a greater endorsement of a fashion trend than that.
‘The other two words are “ripped jeans”. And with that, I rest my case.’
The Duchess of Cornwall attended a memorial service yesterday for Old Etonian antiques dealer Christopher Gibbs, who died aged 79 in Tangier in July
Camilla pays tribute to ‘King of Chelsea’ Gibbs
The Duchess of Cornwall attended a memorial service yesterday for Old Etonian antiques dealer Christopher Gibbs, who died aged 79 in Tangier in July.
Representing the Prince of Wales at St James’s Church in Piccadilly, Camilla was joined by playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and Lord Rothschild. Known as The King of Chelsea, Gibbs was the last of the Sixties dandies and was at Keith Richards’s home when it was raided by police and Marianne Faithfull was led out wearing nothing but a fur rug.
Victoria Getty, widow of John Paul Getty II, who arranged for Gibbs to return to his beloved Morocco in his final days, gave a reading from John Betjeman.
India’s touching portrait of ‘ancient godfather Charles
Princess Diana’s bridesmaid India Hicks has penned a touching tribute to Prince Charles on his landmark birthday this week.
‘Every birthday, every Christmas, a card and present would arrive from my godfather,’ writes the 51-year-old lifestyle guru and daughter of interior designer David Hicks, on social media.
‘To begin with, they were signed: from “your loving Godfather Charles”, then they became “your old Godfather Charles”, then “your ancient Godfather Charles”. His Royal Highness might be celebrating a 70th birthday this year but, goodness, he is far from ancient.
‘It takes a very fit mind, body and spirit to be engaged in so many charities and military organisations and to be an active patron to hundreds of foundations where his passion and dedication affects such change.’
No doubt Charles will reward such loyalty with a particularly generous present this Christmas.
Lady Mary Charteris, the fun-loving aristocrat who parties with supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, has taken a break from London to try her hand at serving coconut water in Jamaica.
The 31-year-old daughter of the Earl of Wemyss and Catherine Guinness posted a picture online of herself sporting a bikini while manning the stand, which was emblazoned with the words ‘Keep Calm and Coconut on’.
‘I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts,’ she jokes, on holiday with musician husband Robbie Furze.
Lady Mary Charteris, the fun-loving aristocrat who parties with supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, has taken a break from London to try her hand at serving coconut water in Jamaica