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‘Diana’ Poster Placed at Paris Crash Site was a “Coincidence”

16 Mar

Diana Movie Naomi Watts Blue Sapphires

It was discovered that a movie poster advertising Diana was placed near the entrance to Place de l’Alma, the Parisian tunnel where Diana, Princess of Wales died in a 1997 car crash.

A friend of Diana’s told the Daily Express that poster’s proximity to the tunnel was “despicable and a shameless attempt at publicity.”

Not so, according to advertising agency JCDecaux, who explained to Deadline London that the poster’s placement was merely a coincidence, and that it had been taken down at that location at the request of French distributor Le Pacte today.

A rep for Le Pacte clarified that exact locations are not selected for the distribution of posters, and that there are more than 1,000 around the city right now.

The critically-panned biopic, starring Naomi Watts, took in just over one million dollars its opening weekend in the UK. It will open stateside on November 1st.

Kate Middleton And Princess Diana: Bringing Home Baby In Polka Dot Dresses

3 Oct

When the Duchess of Cambridge came out of the Lindo wing today, everyone noticed how lovely and content she appeared. What we failed to notice at first glance was that Catherine had donned a darling blue polka dot dress for the occasion.

The Jenny Packham design was both a nod to her son’s birth and – perhaps – a nice tribute to her the Princess of Wales, who wore a green polka dot dress for her Lindo wing departure in June 1982.

Throwback Thursday: Prince William Is Born Inside St. Mary’s Lindo Wing

1 Aug

Just as they are doing today, reporters waited outside St. Mary’s Lindo wing in 1982 to capture the excitement surrounding Prince William‘s birth.

On June 21st of that year, the United Kingdom welcomed its newest heir to the throne. The newborn weighed 7 lbs, 1/2 oz, and was visited by family on both sides, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Diana’s parents, Frances Shand-Kydd and Earl Spencer.

About a week after his birth, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis’ name was released, and on August 4th he was baptized in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room.

After his son’s birth, Prince Charles joked to the press that William had “the good fortune” not to resemble him.

When William’s own child is born, he will follow royal protocol and first inform the Queen before anyone else. A 41-gun salute will go off in Hyde Park to mark the heir’s birth, as a declaration containing Baby Cambridge’s information will be posted outside the palace.

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