December 21, 1993 |
In an appeal as futile as a Brit royal pursuing a happy marriage, Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones asked yesterday that the media grant them privacy in which to nurture their embryonic romance. In a letter, Edward, 29, told editors he didn't want the media "destroying that part of my life that I am entitled to regard as private . . . We are not planning to get married. . . . If this changes, we will let you know in a proper and formal manner. " Rhys-Jones' plea came via Brian Maclaurin, her boss at a London public relations outfit.
October 6, 1992 |
The Sultan of Brunei, probably the world's richest person, yesterday marked the 25th year of his reign by riding through the streets of the capital in a gold-encrusted chariot pulled by 40 men. The smiling sultan (estimated wealth: $37 billion), draped in royal yellow, sat on a throne topped with a parasol and waved to many of his 261,000 subjects. The 46-year-old ruler, in a 10- minute speech, pledged $1 million to aid Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is one of the world's last absolute monarchs; he has two wives, nine children and lives in a 1,778-room palace.
September 10, 1992 |
The Flyers will travel to the little seaside town of O'Leary in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island tomorrow night - about 700 miles from the nearest season-ticket holder - in search of the right mood in which to open their 1992-93 season. Well, why not? A team that spends millions of dollars to sign an unproven superstar can surely afford to spend a little extra to put itself in the right mood as training camp opens. The team will open camp Saturday in O'Leary and go through two-a-day practices until next Thursday.
June 25, 1990 |
but Britain's Prince Edward seems determined to make greyhound racing the pastime of princes. The youngest son of Queen Elizabeth is lending royal gloss to a once down-market sport. As co-owner of England's top-rated racing dog, Druids Johno, the prince was on hand at Wimbledon Stadium when his animal ran in the Greyhound Derby, dog-racing's richest prize. Druids Johno won his first two heats, and entered the final run-off as the 4-7 favorite. Unfortunately, he could finish no better than second in the 525-yard dash to greyhound glory.
April 11, 1990 |
Prince Edward, reacting angrily to rumors that he had more than a friendship going with British actor Michael Ball, declared in yesterday's editions of Britain's Daily Mirror, "I'm not gay. " Nigel Dempster, Daily Mail columnist and royal-watcher, recently reported a "touching friendship" between the two. "It's just outrageous to suggest this sort of thing," said Edward, 26. "It's so unfair to me and my family. How would you feel if someone said you were gay?" The prince is in New York serving as a production assistant on Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, Aspects of Love, in which Ball is featured.
December 17, 1988 |
This unroyal trend of speaking out on public issues, championed by Prince Charles and Prince Philip, has now claimed the meekest royal, Prince Edward. Yesterday, while presenting a check for $1.4 million to a London charity that cares for an estimated 30,000 homeless teenagers, Edward blamed governmental changes in welfare benefits for worsening the plight of the homeless. "This blow is only one of many which can wreck a young life," the prince said. "For once in the homeless trap it is merely a vicious downward spiral with no escape.
January 20, 1988 |
YOU SAY YOUR NAME IS EDWARD WHAT? It's looking like the youngest Windsor kid may have a job and a girlfriend. On the first point, you may be wondering just how did Prince Edward, 23, the Queen of England's baby boy, the one who dropped out of the Royal Marines last year, break into the theater with a job, however low-level, with Andrew Lloyd "Cats" Webber's Really Useful Theater Company? A command performance. The prince rang up Webber and asked him to create a musicale for a get-together they were having at the castle for his mom's 60th birthday back in '86, the New York Daily News reports.
January 19, 1988 |
Prince Edward, long lured by the roar of the greasepaint, will become the first British royal to pursue a theatrical career next month when he joins the London company that produced the musicals Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. Buckingham Palace announced yesterday that Queen Elizabeth's youngest child will take the lowly job of production assistant with the Really Useful Theatre Company and has the full support of his parents. Edward, 23, who last year broke a royal tradition of military service by quitting the Royal Marines, appeared on stage several times as a Cambridge student and last summer corralled several other young royals into doing a charity version of a TV game show in medieval dress.
January 13, 1987 |
Prince Edward yesterday broke with generations of British royal family tradition by announcing that he would not, after all, pursue a full-time military career. Ending a week of intense speculation about his future, Edward told his commanding officer at the Royal Marine base in Devon that he had decided to withdraw from the rigorous training course he began only four months ago. Buckingham Palace said Edward, 22, handed in his resignation "with great regret" but had concluded that he did not want to make the service his career.
January 9, 1987 |
The promoter of a London concert abruptly canceled by Placido Domingo last month is suing the opera star for $145,000, it was announced yesterday. "It is a sad day when one has to sue an artist one respects so much," said promoter Geoffrey Kruger. Domingo's London agent refused to comment on the suit. A day before the Dec. 17 concert, the singer pulled out complaining that the ticket prices - $22 to $72 - were too high. But Kruger said Domingo canceled because less than half the 8,000 tickets available had been sold and because Luciano Pavarotti sold out the same venue in August.