Catherine is determined to be queen of a castle and the $4.5 million house they already have in Bermuda really doesn’t count. I’m with her.
Queen Elizabeth is planning a small dinner for family and friends at the Ritz in London on Nov. 14, a 54th birthday party for her son Prince Charles. Right on top of the guest list, which will also include her husband, Prince Philip, and her grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, is the big news that Camilla Parker Bowles will be there. This is a step in the royal acceptance process of the well-documented romance. Eventually, Mrs. Parker Bowles charms everyone.
Approximately 100 guests have been invited to the party, which will be held in one of the Ritz’s grandest private ballrooms with Lady Elizabeth Anson overseeing all the delicious details. The Ritz, you remember, is where Camilla and Charles first appeared in public together in 1999 at a birthday party for Camilla’s sister. Princess Margaret had her 70th birthday party there that same year and the hotel has long been a favorite of Queen Elizabeth’s and Charles’. He even hosted a Christmas dinner there last year for his staff. The royals have put the "R" in putting on the Ritz.
You read here that the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a Bordeaux first growth and one of the world’s fine wines, was going to unveil her anticipated Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 vintage at a gala dinner and auction at New York’s Guggenheim Museum in the presence of former first lady of France Mme. Georges (Claude) Pompidou. Well, Philippine did and Claude came along with 250 others.