I can reveal that Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles performed his first royal duty on behalf of the Queen Consort on Tuesday

Camilla’s ex Andrew Parker Bowles represents Queen Consort at John Bowes-Lyon funeral

With Harry and Meghan living 5,000 miles away in California and Prince Andrew banned from high society, the king’s vision of a “slimmed down” monarchy looks too meagre.

So step forward, a new member of The Firm.

I can reveal that Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles performed his first royal duty on behalf of the Queen Consort on Tuesday.

He officially represented his ex-wife at a funeral – and friends say it could be the first engagement of many. ‘

Andrew is happy to do whatever he asks,” one of his friends tells me. “He still enjoys a warm relationship with Camilla.”

I can reveal that Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles performed his first royal duty on behalf of the Queen Consort on Tuesday

The news was recorded in the Court Circular, the official record of royal engagements.

“The Queen Consort was represented by Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles,” he says of attending John Bowes-Lyon’s funeral at the London Oratory. Bowes-Lyon, who died last month aged 80, was a second cousin of the late Queen.

Camilla’s official representation meant Parker Bowles, 82, was given a prominent bench in the Roman Catholic Church.

He and Camilla, who married in 1973, have two children. They separated in the 1980s and eventually divorced in 1995, when a royal biographer once remarked: “It is said that an English gentleman always gives his wife for his country, and this was certainly true of Andrew Parker Bowles.”

Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005 while Parker Bowles tied the knot with Rosemary Pitman in 1996. She died in 2010.

Parker Bowles and Bowes-Lyon were cousins. Her great-uncle was the legendary Roué Raymund de Trafford, whose athleticism in the bedroom led his brother to offer him £10,000 if he would agree to castration.

Raymund replied that he would “cut a ball and settle for £5,000”.

Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005 while Parker Bowles tied the knot with Rosemary Pitman in 1996.  She died in 2010

Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005 while Parker Bowles tied the knot with Rosemary Pitman in 1996. She died in 2010

Parker Bowles and Bowes-Lyon were cousins.  Her great-uncle was the legendary Roué Raymund de Trafford, whose athleticism in the bedroom led his brother to offer him £10,000 if he would agree to castration

Parker Bowles and Bowes-Lyon were cousins. Her great-uncle was the legendary Roué Raymund de Trafford, whose athleticism in the bedroom led his brother to offer him £10,000 if he would agree to castration

Eddie sewed on the red carpet

Torn Jeans have been trending since the 1980s, and now Eddie Redmayne is bringing the look to formal wear.

The 40-year-old Old Etonian attended a screening of his new film The Good Nurse in New York wearing a tailored suit with slits at the elbows and waist and white stitching at the lapels. It was designed by Maison Margiela, the French fashion house led by designer John Galliano.

“It’s about choosing something that you’re comfortable in, because red carpet events never stop being surreal,” Redmayne has said of his style in the past.

Ripped jeans have been trending since the 1980s, and now Eddie Redmayne is bringing the look to formal wear

Ripped jeans have been trending since the 1980s, and now Eddie Redmayne is bringing the look to formal wear

Emma is happy to be back in the hospital

Emma Samms first etched herself into the collective male consciousness as Fallon Carrington Colby – the character in the 1980s soap dynasty who was once summed up as “a spoiled slut” whose idea of ​​fun is to be with her father’s chauffeur to sleep.

Now she’s returning to another US soap opera with whom she has an even longer relationship – General Hospital.

“I started working on this series 40 (gulp) years ago,” says the evergreen Samms, 62, who temporarily left her home in the Cotswolds to spend an intense filming schedule in LA

‘Many, many lines. It’s like taking an exam every day for three weeks,” she says, explaining that the show airs “one hour, five days a week.” But her husband – former BBC news anchor Simon McCoy – is helping her. He, says Emma, ​​”helped figure out the Wi-Fi, the air conditioning, and the coffee maker.”

Icons of the 1960s reunited

Two icons of the Swinging Sixties were back together this week when Twiggy showed up to the launch party for fellow model Pattie Boyd’s book My Life In Pictures.

Boyd, 78, who was married to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, inspired classic songs like Something, Layla and Wonderful Tonight. She was close to Dame Lesley Lawson, 73, as Twiggy is officially known, who starred with her in Vogue Italia in 1970.

“We definitely weren’t spoiled,” Boyd tells me, recalling her heyday partying at The Lower Third bar in Soho.

“People who were booked for a shoot had to bring dark and light shoes, jewellery, make-up, accessories, combs and this and that. Also, we were only paid £4 an hour – things have changed dramatically; everything is super glamorous.”

Two icons of the Swinging Sixties were back together this week when Twiggy showed up to the launch party for fellow model Pattie Boyd's book My Life In Pictures

Two icons of the Swinging Sixties were back together this week when Twiggy showed up to the launch party for fellow model Pattie Boyd’s book My Life In Pictures

She was very close to Dame Lesley Lawson, 73, as Twiggy is officially known, who starred with her in Vogue Italia in 1970

She was close to Dame Lesley Lawson, 73, as Twiggy is officially known, who starred with her in Vogue Italia in 1970

Oasis brothers in the new Wonderbrawl

They sang Don’t Look Back In Anger, but Oasis stars Liam and Noel Gallagher are once again over their legacy.

Singer Liam, 50, has accused his 55-year-old brother of preventing his recent solo performances of Oasis songs from being included in forthcoming documentary Knebworth 22, but they will not appear on screen following Noel’s intervention displayed. Liam growls: ‘No Oasis songs as angry Squirt blocked them.’ Can’t they settle their differences with a champagne supernova?

Traumatized by a break-in at their £31.5million villa in west London while they slept earlier this year, David and Victoria Beckham have been given permission to carry out ‘measures in fort’ in their £6million barn conversion in the Cotswolds. Knox style”. West Oxfordshire City Council has given the go-ahead for an additional security building on the house, which already has 24-hour security and a gatehouse.

Lord Waldegrave, Provost of Eton College, had a new job for those who played for ‘Strawberry’ – Eton’s gentleman cricket team who play for fun – at a dinner for students who left 40 years ago.

A guest tells me: “Waldegrave said that in light of recent events it might be better to choose the political class not from Eton’s scholars but from Strawberry.”

Boris Johnson, the year’s most famous scholar, was conspicuous by his absence.

Ripped jeans have been trending since the 1980s, and now Eddie Redmayne is bringing the look to formal wear.

The 40-year-old Old Etonian attended a screening of his new film The Good Nurse in New York wearing a tailored suit with slits at the elbows and waist and white stitching at the lapels. It was designed by Maison Margiela, the French fashion house led by designer John Galliano.

“It’s about picking something you’re comfortable in, because red carpet events never stop being surreal,” Redmayne has said of his style in the past.

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