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January 8, 1987 | By Jill Gerston, Inquirer Staff Writer
"One can never be too rich or too thin," the late Duchess of Windsor had needlepointed onto a pillow. She might well have added the caveat: "Nor can one have too many jewels. " To be sure, the exceedingly rich, thin, chic duchess, whose obsessive interest in fashion reportedly infuriated the British royal family, possessed a spectacular collection of jewels, most of them given to her by her husband, the Duke of Windsor. Now, more than half a century after the duke - then King Edward VIII of England - abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, "the woman I love," the duchess' magnificent collection of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and other precious gems will be sold by Sotheby's in Geneva on April 2 and 3. Before the sale, the jewels will be exhibited for the first time to the public March 17-22 at Sotheby's New York galleries.
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May 24, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson said Sunday that she was "very sorry" for her "lapse of judgment" after she was recorded apparently offering to sell access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew in return for 500,000 pounds ($724,000). The duchess said in a statement that she had financial problems. "I very deeply regret the situation and the embarrassment caused," she said. On a video posted on the tabloid News of the World's website, Ferguson is heard to say "500,000 pounds when you can, to me, open doors.
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November 4, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International and USA Today
The Duchess of York returned to London yesterday after a six-week Australian holiday, clutching a fluffy toy koala, presumably for her daughter, Princess Beatrice, who has not seen her mother for half her life. The duchess flashed smiles at waiting photographers at Heathrow Airport but said nothing. She hopped into a waiting Jaguar and drove it off. British newspapers reported that while Down Under, Sarah comforted her sister Jane, whose marriage to Australian farmer Alex Makim is apparently on the rocks.
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January 23, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this article were the Associated Press, United Press International and the New York Daily News
Sarah, the Duchess of York returned to Britain yesterday after a night of Broadway glitter that ended when her security men pounced on a man who tried to attack her with a six-foot flagpole. The attack occurred about 11:15 p.m. Thursday outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, as the duchess returned from a performance of The Phantom of the Opera. A man identified as Michael Shanley, 22, allegedly bolted from a group of about 25 people protesting British rule of Northern Ireland and shouted, "Murderer!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1995 | By Bing Mark, FOR THE INQUIRER
Our "grand" opera and "classic" ballet often derive their plots from very humble or meager materials. To see a simple toy soldier spring to life and animate a spectacle, like The Nutcracker, only reinforces how lush costumes, colorful music, and a sure sense of theater can transform and create. In Bad Plumbing and Other Stories, Paule Turner, Duchess (a title he's bestowed on himself) has filled the modest Community Education Center with dance-theater that has a sure sense of the fantastic.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1994 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story contains information from the Associated Press and USA Today
Today, after two years of separation, the Duchess of York is legally free to get a no-hassle divorce from Prince Andrew. But a London TV interview revealed yesterday that she doesn't seem so inclined. When the interviewer addressed her as Sarah Ferguson, Fergie sharply corrected: "I'm married. I'm the Duchess of York. " She also wore her ruby engagement and gold wedding rings. The duchess indicated that while a reconciliation wasn't in the cards, the couple wanted to keep a close association because of their daughters, Beatrice, 5, and Eugenie, who turned 4 Wednesday.
NEWS
April 26, 1986 | By Carol Morello, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugene Shank is amused when the occasional visitor asks him to point out a corner of his expansive back yard. Back in the '40s, a historical marker stood there. Now, the spot's most remarkable aspect is a small shrub Shank has planted. In Shank's back yard once stood the house where Wallis Warfield was born in 1896 during her parents' summer vacation. Forty years later, Life magazine would call her "Mrs. Simpson of Blue Ridge Summit," and juxtapose a photo of the ramshackle two-story cottage with one of Buckingham Palace, which King Edward VIII left to marry Simpson, the woman he loved.
NEWS
February 27, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, United Press International, the New York Daily News and USA Today
Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York landed in Los Angeles yesterday for 10 days of Southern California fun and frolic in connection with a three-month festival there, UK/LA 88. Sarah, three months pregnant and traveling with her gynecologist, left London's Heathrow Airport on an 11-hour commercial flight wearing a belted black dress that merely hinted that she was expecting. The royal couple will spend the first two nights aboard the Royal yacht Britannia, which is moored off Long Beach, and then will be guests at Walter Annenberg's Palm Springs digs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1996 | By Douglas J. Keating, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
In The Duchess Malfi, Greg Giovanni has reworked the Jacobean drama The Duchess of Malfi into what he calls two "near" plays whose sum is not greater than the one whole John Webster wrote nearly four centuries ago. Indeed, the deficiencies of plot and motivation that mar Webster's play are simply magnified in Giovanni's gimmicky treatment. In The Duchess of Malfi, the duchess, a young widow, secretly marries and has children by her steward, thereby incurring the murderous wrath of her brothers, a duke and an influential cardinal.
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May 7, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
At Temple University Hospital on Thursday morning, Naomi Stevens, all 6 pounds, 9 ounces of her, was resting up for the big day ahead. Born two days before, Naomi was going home that day with her mom, Aracely Castro, 22, to West Philadelphia to be introduced to her brother and sister. "They were always kissing my belly," her mother said softly. "They didn't meet her before. " Along with mother and baby would come a special welcome gift from the hospital - one that will be given to all babies born at Temple in the next year.
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June 7, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Queen makes a knight of princely grandson We don't know the rules, exactly, but it appears that being a prince doesn't automatically make one a knight, which is this whole other thing that only, like, a king or queen can make you. That's why Prince Harry found himself being knighted by his granny, Queen Elizabeth II , who dubbed him Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in a private thing at Buckingham Palace. It recognizes Harry's decade as a real, honest-to-goodness soldier in the armed forces, with two tours in Afghanistan.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2015 | Daily News
William's father and stepmother, Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall , went to Kensington Palace yesterday to see the baby, joining Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton , and her sister Pippa . Prince Harry , who is in Australia, said about his new niece: "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her. " The royal couple are expected to spend several days at their London home before traveling to their country digs on the queen's sprawling Sandringham estate, 120 miles north of London.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
LOTS OF health-focused juicers and smoothie machines were frothing up kale, pineapple, cucumber, spinach, mint and lemon-juice concoctions at the International Housewares Show, which ended yesterday in Chicago. But only one offered a royal chat and photo op with the most regal of weight-obsessed celebrities - Sarah Ferguson - the former spouse (till 1996) of Britain's Prince Andrew and still/forever the Duchess of York. "I didn't believe it till I tried it," Fergie whispered in this ear about the Fusion Xcelerator, a $99 liquefier, pulverizer and micro-emulsification system she's now touting in infomercials and on her poshly designed website - duchessdiscoveries.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2014 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
CALM DOWN, folks. Just calm down. Temporary Tattle is about to re-report a royal announcement, and she knows how touchy some readers are about the monarchy. So, it is with the utmost respect to the crown (God Save the Queen!) that I type news you knew already: Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (please note the perfect usage of title) have announced they're expecting a second child. The Duchess, whose first name I dare not shorten, lest I offend, is believed to be fewer than three months along.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - An elephant lunching on bread playing Monopoly with the mayor? It makes perfect sense in the seaside city that inspired the board game, where officials and business owners are seeking to put some sizzle back into the Shore gambling resort. A four-ton Asian elephant named Duchess, part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which opens Thursday at Boardwalk Hall for shows through Sunday, was paraded up Georgia Avenue in Atlantic City from the cavernous auditorium to a parking lot, where a relatively small game-board replica and a crowd of children and adults waited Wednesday afternoon.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | By Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press
NEW YORK - As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under her pretty polka-dot dress. "I love that she came out and there was a mommy tummy. It was there! We all saw it!" said Lyss Stern of New York City. Stern, whose company, Divamoms.com organizes events and product launches, added that Kate was sending "the right message," in stark contrast to Hollywood celebrities who are shown "three weeks after childbirth with a flat stomach and G-string bikini.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON - Champagne bottles popped and shouts of "Hip! Hip! Hooray!" erupted at Buckingham Palace yesterday as Britain welcomed the birth of Prince William and wife Kate's first child, a boy who is now third in line to the British throne. Hundreds of Britons and tourists broke into song and dance outside the palace as officials announced that the future king was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at central London's St. Mary's Hospital - the same place where William and his brother Harry were born three decades ago. The imminent arrival of the royal baby was the subject of endless speculation on social media and was covered for days on live television around the world, but in the end the royal family managed to keep it a remarkably private affair.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the end it was, as always, a woman and her child, and the effort to deliver. But, for the circus/playground/peanut gallery of the social media, the labor of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was an orgy of fact-mongering, speculation, and hijinks of all sorts. And social media used the occasion to play host to a huge, silly world party. Lightning-fast Twitter was a fine place to follow the timeline of events, starting from the announcement about 2 a.m. (Philly time) from Peter Hunt of the BBC that "the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has gone to give birth at the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
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