Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dear Gossips, 

Thanks for all your emails yesterday in response to the posts about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby. Thanks also for all your predictions/suggestions in response to Duana’s post about potential royal baby names. One of the most interesting prediction-suggestions came from a reader called “F” who really wants it to be “Rosa”. As in English Rose. And for Rosa Parks. Thoughts? 

Harry and Royal Meghan stepped out for several engagements today/yesterday on their first day of their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. And right away the baby was the main event as they were presented with a toy kangaroo and joey by Governor General Peter Cosgrove and Lynne Cosgrove at Admiralty House. “That’s so cute! It’s our first baby gift!” is how Meghan reacted. So now that the secret is out, they’re definitely talking about it. They’re giddy in that way where they can’t help talking about it, both of them, and not just her. More about this later including photos from their various appearances. 

As you can see though, there’s no more need for big coats. As I wrote yesterday, the news was revealed just in time for this trip, maximising the exposure both for the tour and the upcoming Invictus Games. Very well-executed PR. 

Yours in gossip,


Harry & Meghan Day 1: koalas, girlfriends, and PDA

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 16, 2018 14:32:51 October 16, 2018 14:32:51
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By now we’ve seen that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have developed their own style. From the very beginning, at their “public debut” a year ago in Toronto at the Invictus Games, when they arrived hand in hand, they’ve always been the most tactile royals. And they didn’t dial it down, not after they announced their engagement two months later, not as they began to work together and rep the family on official engagements, not at the wedding when they sat with their hands linked on his thigh in St George’s Chapel, in the presence of the Queen, and definitely not now on their first major tour abroad. Full Story

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Dear Gossips,

I opened this site on Friday with a note about royal egos and pettiness when writing about Princess Eugenie’s wedding and how it was also a moment for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. As you know, for years there have been rumours about Andrew’s relationship with his older brother, Prince Charles.  Read Full Intro

What Else? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 15, 2018 20:50:01 October 15, 2018 20:50:01

Michael K, as usual, brings up an excellent point: you know those people who start camping out outside the hospital whenever a royal birth is imminent? Days ahead. You’ve seen the pictures. Be happy that you can’t smell the pictures. Because imagine? Anyway, when Prince Harry and Royal Meghan’s baby is on the way, will there be people waiting outside the hospital? And will one of those people be… Samantha Markle Full Story

Drake spins

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 15, 2018 19:58:26 October 15, 2018 19:58:26

Oh, he’s GOOD. Drake is telling his side of the infamous Drake/ Pusha T/ Kanye beef of summer ‘18 and if there was any question about who would win this feud in the long run, the answer is here.  I stand by my initial track by track assessment of “Duppy Freestyle Full Story

Smutty Social Media, October 15, 2018

Maria Posted by Maria at October 15, 2018 17:44:11 October 15, 2018 17:44:11

Do you think Diane Keaton and Nancy Meyers talk about their turtlenecks? Do they have their favourite brands/fabric/cut and that’s that, or are they both continually searching for the perfect one? Are turtlenecks proprietary information?          Full Story

Ariana & Pete call it off

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 15, 2018 17:06:05 October 15, 2018 17:06:05

Here is one truth that will never change, no matter the era, no matter the technology: you can’t talk reason to people when they’re in love. Like that kind of love. You know. Because you’ve tried to talk to someone deeply in love or you’ve been so deeply in love it made you stupid. Full Story

Timothee Chala-mania 

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 15, 2018 15:35:17 October 15, 2018 15:35:17
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Here’s Timothee Chalamet at the London premiere of Beautiful Boy inspired by Harry Styles. Timmy was in great spirits – perhaps he knew that the movie was doing very well stateside at the box office.  Beautiful Boy posted one of the highest per-screen averages of the year, with around $55,000 per screen at four theatres in New York in LA. Full Story

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Harry & Meghan: royal titles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 15, 2018 15:13:02 October 15, 2018 15:13:02
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It’s been a big day for Prince Harry. In addition to the confirmation that he will be a father for the first time, the Queen has announced that she’s given him a new ceremonial title:  "The Queen has been pleased to appoint The Duke of Sussex as a Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty with effect from 13th October, 2018. Full Story