For these past years, it has been an honor and a delight for the Versailles/Giverny Foundation to present their royal friends as guest speakers for the foundation. They have now added to the regal roster, which included Princess Michael of Kent, Prince Michael of Greece, and HRH the Earl of Wessex. Wessex is Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, otherwise known as Prince Edward Windsor.
All of us are familiar, I’m sure, with Wessex’s obvious love of history through his televised BBC documentaries, but for some out there perhaps not so familiar with his passion for the unusual game of Royal or Real Tennis, it was King Henry VIII’s game when he wasn’t busy wiving or beheading some unlucky lady who got in his way.
On April 9 at the Carlyle and in black tie, Wessex will kick off the very first of his series, "Historical Myths," and please note it’s exclusive to the foundation. That evening, each guest will individually be announced to Wessex and his Countess and the foundation’s president, Florence Van der Kemp.
Following a splendid Tattinger champagne reception before sitting down to dinner, the Prince will speak for 15 minutes — no slides, no podium — and will proceed to debunk, so to speak, and set history right. He is a serious royal sleuth, so attention must be paid.
In Palm Beach, friends of the Norton Museum of Art will gather tonight for the opening of Tsunami, an Asian fusion restaurant, where Asian fusion is big, big, big. The party will also serve as a kickoff for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s gala at the Breakers on March 28. Among the supporters expected are Courtney and Liza Pulitzer, Kristen and Averell Fisk, Lana Marks, Whitney Tower, Andrea Stark, Bridget Rooney with Bill Koch, a ton of Fanjuls and scores of others of that ilk and stripe.