Meghan Markle ‘gifted Kate Middleton a Smythson notebook to break the ice when they met’

Harry and William fell out, when Duke of Sussex branded older brother a ‘snob’ Prince Harry took offence when his ‘snobby’ brother cautioned him not to rush into marrying Meghan Markle.  Harry took offence when William told him: ‘Take as much time as you need to get to know this girl.’ Harry is said to … Read more Meghan Markle ‘gifted Kate Middleton a Smythson notebook to break the ice when they met’

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: Seven suitcases Coleen? That’s travelling light! 

I reckon that once you’re checking in a case, you might as well cram in absolutely everything you could possibly need or want. Coleen Rooney is pictured above arriving in Barbados The Rooney family arrived for their Barbados holiday with shedloads of luggage. Seven vast hard-shell suitcases. Yes. I counted.  But seven cases for eight people … Read more ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: Seven suitcases Coleen? That’s travelling light! 

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: Masks are fab – until you have to wear one

Another face covering has just arrived. This from my friend Rachel, who is working with Kenyan women on a recycling project. And it’s gone in the drawer with all the other masks that I have been given or bought over recent weeks. Do they work? I haven’t the foggiest. Because this country’s confusing guidance on … Read more ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: Masks are fab – until you have to wear one

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: Let me out… I really can’t face another Zoom dinner! 

It used to be so simple. Your friends were people you liked to hang out with. People you found interesting and had a laugh with. There were some you saw regularly and others less frequently but the key qualification for friendship was whether you enjoyed their company. Now, though, everything is different. Now we have to … Read more ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: Let me out… I really can’t face another Zoom dinner! 

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: And now for a new terror… making our new decisions

It’s been nearly 11 weeks since we were told that what we had previously thought of as normal daily life was to be shut down.  Most of the activities we enjoyed would be off the menu: restaurants, hairdressers, dinner parties, garden centres, multi-generational family gatherings, sport. When Boris announced lockdown that evening of March 23, … Read more ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: And now for a new terror… making our new decisions