Harry and Meghan’s warm welcome to the jubilee will encourage them to return to the UK soon, royal watcher Tina Brown, pictured, thinks
“After everything that has happened, it will take a few years. But I predict they will come back,” the former Vanity Fair editor told us last night. “I don’t think it’s going very well in California.” Brown saw the love for the pair last weekend: “They weren’t booed, but cheered.”
Brown wrote The Palace Papers, a recent history of the Windsors, and helped publicize issues between Charles and Diana.
Speaking at the launch of Sally Emerson’s book Perfect, Brown said other senior royals will want a return to Sussex. “They need Harry and Meghan’s sizzle,” she said, praising Harry’s “humanity”. “Kate and William are doing a brilliant job holding it all together, but it’s under high pressure. They need them.
Serpentine Pavillion not a winner with Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei Gallery
Artist Ai Weiwei was unimpressed with the new Serpentine Pavillion at the launch in Kensington Gardens last night. “I prefer your shoes,” he told us, adding, “It’s not that I don’t like it, I don’t get it.” The design of the structure of the Black Chapel by American artist Theaster Gates has drawn mixed reviews: one compared it to a mausoleum. Weiwei created the 2012 edition. Serpentine’s Hans Ulrich Obrist defended the work, saying the Chinese artist was subversive: “It’s his Dada side.” Were present the designer Foday Dumbuya and the artist Yinka Ilori.
Lady Clara is no longer a night owl…
June 8 newspaper
Model Suki Waterhouse greeted girlfriend Lady Clara Paget at a dinner party for fashion brand Reformation’s new Covent Garden boutique. Paget looked glamorous here and in photos online, but told us she spent most of her first pregnancy eating in overalls and enjoying the first few nights. “It’s definitely the whole situation between Instagram and reality,” she said. “Nine hours is my limit when I’m not out!” “. Models Eva Apio, Emilia Boateng and Neelam Gill also tested the sustainable line for size.