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PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Vulgar LA mansion is a stain on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as we face this crisis together

PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Vulgar LA mansion is a stain on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as we face this crisis together
Days before Britain celebrated the anniversary of VE Day, Harry and Meghan posted a gorgeous video celebrating their own triumph, baby Archie on his first birthday in their new Los Angeles home.
How lovely were the images of the little boy gurgling over a story book, filmed by doting dad Harry — and what joyous relief they provided for us in an uncertain Britain.
Yesterday's news about Harry and Meghan in America, however, wasn't something to celebrate.
We learned that they have chosen as their LA hideaway, a Tuscan-style mansion amid 14 acres in a gated community in one of the most sought-after areas of Hollywood. The cost? A mere £15 million, but don't worry about that. Harry and Meghan didn't have to buy it — they're living there courtesy of an absurdly rich plutocrat, just as they did in Canada.
This is the sprawling £14.5million Tuscan-style villa that Prince Harry and Meghan and their son, Archie, have called home since moving to Los Angeles from Canada in March
This is the sprawling £14.5million Tuscan-style villa that Prince Harry and Meghan and their son, Archie, have called home since moving to Los Angeles from Canada in March
Frogmore Cottage lies in darkness after Prince Harry's final Royal Engagement.Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, UK - 16 Jan 2020
Frogmore Cottage lies in darkness after Prince Harry's final Royal Engagement.Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, UK - 16 Jan 2020
The home in LA belongs to Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry who's worth £480 million and is a friend of Oprah Winfrey. With eight bedrooms and 12 — yes, TWELVE! — bathrooms in Beverly Ridge, one of the most sought-after areas of LA, I suppose it's just about large enough for a pair of Green-warrior newly-weds who've escaped from Royal Family life because they want to be seen as ordinary people.
The energy bills alone must be the equivalent of those of a small town. Talk about eco! Almost everyone who read the story will have been appalled. Not just by the vulgarity and the hypocrisy, but also the insensitivity.
This is a couple whose wedding we helped pay for, and whose first marital home, Frogmore Cottage, we refurbished at a cost of £2.4 million (we don't know if any has been paid back). It begs the question: will they ever start paying their own way?
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020 in London, England
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020 in London, England 
In Britain, one in four companies have stopped trading, millions are being laid off and furloughed and we are staring at the worst slump for 300 years. Harry and Meghan may have flounced out of the Royal Family, but their brazen self-indulgence is a terrible look for the monarchy.
Their sense of entitlement could not be more different than that of the senior royals who put duty and country first.
Yesterday the Queen made her VE Day anniversary broadcast acknowledging the extraordinary sacrifices made by so many for the nation.
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see some sacrifices from this spoilt, petulant couple who seem to believe the world owes them a living? And to see a lot more of Archie.
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Fat attack on Adele, so dim 
Having lost 10st, Adele looks fabulous. Yet she is pilloried by the plus-sized sisterhood for betrayal.
For years now, obese women have identified with the formerly size-18 singer, claiming Adele was fat and fit like them.
These are the same heavyweights who have ‘shamed’ fashion magazines into adorning their pages with pictures of ‘larger’ models.
For years now, obese women have identified with the formerly size-18 singer, claiming Adele (pictured now) was fat and fit like them
For years now, obese women have identified with the formerly size-18 singer, claiming Adele (pictured now) was fat and fit like them
The facts are clear, though, if you are overweight — as one in three UK adults are — you’re more likely to get diabetes and also to die of the coronavirus.
Someone once said that inside every fat woman there is a thin one crying to get out. No there’s just a fat woman crying. Time to bin the biscuits, ladies.
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Gary Barlow wants Brad Pitt to play him in the Take That movie currently in pre-production. 
In your dreams Gazza, it’s more likely to be the portly character actor Jack Black, wearing a badly highlighted blonde wig. 
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A suspect line call, Serena?   
The tennis champion Serena Williams (pictured) will be featured in a 2020 ad campaign, which spotlights women as pillars of hope and optimism for their communities
The tennis champion Serena Williams (pictured) will be featured in a 2020 ad campaign, which spotlights women as pillars of hope and optimism for their communities
Serena Williams poses provocatively in tiny briefs and a slash top and jacket to promote her latest venture, a new ad campaign for stilettos. 
Pardon me, but is that the same humongous Grand Slam tennis champion we’ve come to know and admire for decades.
Or have the formidable thighs that powered her to so many victories finally been beaten by the airbrush?
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Strictly Come Dancing announces it will have its first same-sex couple dancing in the next series, with the married gay professional Johannes Radebe dancing with a bloke.
Jolly good, ground- breaking and all that, but frankly I’d have preferred it if they’d had same-sex female dancers. 
Two beautiful women dancing, Oti Mabuse paired with some gorgeous female celeb — the ratings would shatter the Strictly glitter ball.
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False note, Amanda  
She’s bragged about her great sex life with her hubby in lockdown, mowed the lawn in a wedding frock, put out the bins in sequins — and now Amanda Holden arrives at her Heart radio show wearing a dress made of pretend £50 notes to promote a cash giveaway by the station. 
Amanda Holden poses wearing a dress made from £50 pound notes outside Heart studios as they celebrate Hearts Make Me a Millionaire Competition Winner on Thursday in London, England
Amanda Holden poses wearing a dress made from £50 pound notes outside Heart studios as they celebrate Hearts Make Me a Millionaire Competition Winner on Thursday in London, England
Give her the crown for the most self-promoting, irritating woman of the corona crisis. She’s as false and flimsy as the fake notes she’s (barely) wearing. 
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Rumours abound that Simon Cowell had a fling with Mel B. 
His long-term partner Lauren Silverman, whom he refuses to marry despite her being the mother of their son, is said to be ‘livid’. 
Friends of Lauren explain: ‘Because he’s so charismatic, women flock to him.’ 
Would that be because he’s a 60-year-old narcissistic TV host so Botoxed he can hardly smile — or because he happens to be worth £437 million? 
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Joy of a hazmat hug  
While Jeffrey Archer says it’s been agony not seeing his grandchildren, gran Sheila Abbott found an ingenious way to finally hug her grandson Mason after seven weeks, wearing a full-body hazmat suit.
Gran dresses in hazmat suit to give her grandson a surprise lockdown hug. After seven weeks in corona virus isolation, Sheila Abbott was desperately missing being able to hug her four grandchildren
Gran dresses in hazmat suit to give her grandson a surprise lockdown hug. After seven weeks in corona virus isolation, Sheila Abbott was desperately missing being able to hug her four grandchildren
The little boy had been crying out to see her so, colluding with his mum, she appeared in the back garden looking like an alien.
Through all that protective kit, the little boy was able to recognise her and hug her and say the only two words she wanted to hear: ‘Ah, Nanny.’
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The final word on VE Day goes to the doggedly determined Colonel Tom Moore, who walked around his garden raising £32 million for the NHS and has embodied the best of British spirit: ‘I will be joining you all in quiet reflection and I will always live with the optimism that tomorrow will be a good day.’
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Not so Normal, Paul  
The TV series Normal People, about a teenage angst-ridden couple falling in love, has catapulted unknown actor Paul Mescal into heart-throb territory — he’s dubbed by one magazine ‘the romantic hero of 2020’.
He is bewildered by it all and says that when people meet him in person they’ll be ‘disappointed’.
I doubt it. A cross between a young Alan Bates and Joaquin Phoenix, with that curiously sexy curling lip, he’ll never disappoint us women if we can get close enough.

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