The big news in the art world is what happened to the romance between Kenneth Noland, the famous painter, and Paige Rense, the editor of Architectural Digest. They will marry in April, probably at Noland's New England...

Incidentally, a tidbit has popped up in the British papers concerning a meeting between Philip and his son, Prince Charles. Reportedly, they have been discussing the futures of Prince William and Prince Harry and have decided both should have a career in the Royal Navy. Princess Diana is said to be furious -- something goes on every day to invoke her wrath -- because she thinks her two sons should decide that sort of thing themselves. Hail Britannia?

The director Alan Pakula and his pretty wife Hannah, in Paris for the opening of his hit movie, "The Pelican Brief," went to the famed fish restaurant Le Duc for a bit of something fishy when who should they see sitting nearby but the President of France, Francois Mitterrand, and a lovely young thing. The LYT was leaning across Mitterrand and speaking closely to him, which led the other diners to reflect -- and comment -- on how very intimate and romantic the whole thing looked. That's when the Pakulas and the rest learned that Mitterand is hard of hearing and that one has to cozy right up and talk in his ear. Pouf! So much for romance.

So -- the next night, the Pakulas went back to Le Duc with Lauren Bacall, who is on a strict diet and wanted something piscatorial with pas de beurre. And who was sitting there, lo and behold, when they walked in, but Princess Diana and the young princelings -- who have not yet joined the navy.
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