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Reflections of Camilla ... Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, and Richard Gere and Carey Lowell were the stars at the Red Ball at The Pierre

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Camilla has yet to decide what she will wear at her wedding at Windsor Castle. What she won’t do is wear a big dress. It’s a civil ceremony and she’s not a big-dress person anyhow. She is looking at suits and dresses in her favorite colors, blue and lavender, that will be suitable for both the ceremony and the prayer service and dedication that will follow in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor. It will be presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, and it’s expected that the Queen, Prince Phillip, Princess Anne, Princes Edward and Andrew and Charles’ sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, will all attend and that the prayer service will be followed by a lunch for both families.

Charles discussed the marriage with both his parents and his children last summer and they are all delighted that their love story will have a happy ending. Camilla will be given the title Her Royal Highness Duchess of Cornwall and when Charles accedes to the throne, his wife will be known as the Princess Consort, not Queen Camilla.

The Queen is said to be happy that their romance will finally be formalized. She knows full well that the couple shares her love of dogs, horses and country life.

What Her Majesty, who just celebrated the 53rd anniversary of her reign, is not happy about is that her accountants told her that she has lost $40 million in the last four years. Not to worry. She is still one of the richest women in the world and she still has her jewels, her palaces and the Duchy of Lancaster, whose profits are the basis for her private income, bringing in more than $100 million a year. The Prince of Wales’ finances are in marvelous shape, too, you’ll be thrilled to hear.

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Audrey Tautou, as announced, has been chosen for the role of the brilliant cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, in the movie version of “The Da Vinci Code.” She’s French, you know, and she will star along with Tom Hanks, who will play professor Robert Langdon. Director Ron Howard will start shooting in Paris in the spring and move on to London and Scotland. How the chemistry works with Tom and Audrey should be as interesting as the sensational plot. 
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