EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Mother of Wills and Kate bridesmaid backs heal plea

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Mother of William and Kate bridesmaid backs plea for Prince Harry to heal rift with his brother

Rose Van Cutsem, whose daughter Grace was a bridesmaid at William and Kate’s wedding, has backed an apparent plea by therapist Julia Samuel for Prince Harry to heal the rift with his brother.

Yesterday, Rose shared a link to a newspaper article in which Samuel, a friend of Princess Diana who is godmother to Prince George, wrote about the perils of ‘promiscuous honesty’ and said: ‘We shouldn’t be venting all our feelings to all people.’

Rose says of the article: ‘Bang on and brilliant as always.’ It’s not the first time that Rose, who’s married to William and Harry’s old friend Hugh Van Cutsem, has commented.

After the Sussexes said they intended to ‘step back’ as senior members of the Royal Family she joked: ‘I am standing back as a senior member of my tax return because I’d rather drink coffee, see my friends, love my family and do yoga.’

Rose Van Cutsem, whose daughter Grace was a bridesmaid at William and Kate’s wedding, has backed an apparent plea by therapist Julia Samuel for Prince Harry to heal the rift with his brother

It’s not the first time that Rose, who’s married to William and Harry’s old friend Hugh Van Cutsem, has commented

After the Sussexes said they intended to ‘step back’ as senior members of the Royal Family she joked: ‘I am standing back as a senior member of my tax return because I’d rather drink coffee, see my friends, love my family and do yoga’

Homes guru Beeny in a battle with neighbours 

She has been contending with a gruelling round of chemotherapy as she battles breast cancer.

But, as if that were not enough, Property Ladder star Sarah Beeny has caused uproar with her latest landscaping project — provoking objections from two parish councils and being damned by a neighbour as ‘intolerable’.

It wasn’t what Beeny, 51, and her husband, artist Graham Swift, had in mind when they began building their seven-bedroom ‘mini Downton’ at the 220-acre Somerset farm they snapped up for £3 million in 2018.

Property Ladder star Sarah Beeny has caused uproar with her latest landscaping project — provoking objections from two parish councils and being damned by a neighbour as ‘intolerable’

Part of their vision included a lake — to be created at the back of the house by scooping huge amounts of earth out of a field. But there has been barely contained outrage at how the spoil was disposed of.

Beeny and Swift used it to build up an embankment on the edge of a field, thereby heightening their privacy and, simultaneously, diminishing the noise of passing traffic — at least, the noise they experience.

Unfortunately, this artful bit of landscaping — for which the couple failed to secure planning permission — has been derided by one local parish council.

Objecting to the couple’s bid for retrospective permission, it argues that they have ‘changed the landscape for the worse’ and adds, witheringly: ‘It would appear no engineering design or thought has gone into the creation of these banks.’

It wasn’t what Beeny, 51, and her husband, artist Graham Swift, had in mind when they began building their seven-bedroom ‘mini Downton’ at the 220-acre Somerset farm they snapped up for £3 million in 2018

Another parish council says the landscaping has come at a high sonic price for those on the other side of the road. ‘The height and shape of the earth bank . . . is having the effect of reflecting traffic noise back towards [them], adversely affecting the residents’ living conditions.’

Two say the noise in their gardens is ‘intolerable’. Another claims the couple ‘dumped the spoils on good agricultural land and [are] trying to find a way out of a problem they created’.

Kate Moss has caused much merriment in the Emerald Isle with a TikTok video posted by Vogue to celebrate her 49th birthday this week. It is about why Naomi Campbell has given her fellow supermodel the nickname ‘wagon’. Moss explains: ‘We were in Ireland and we got a little bit tipsy at a wedding, and I think in Irish ‘wagon’ is ‘drunk’. So we were all ‘wagons’. During that time, we were all doing shows, drinking lots of champagne and calling each other wagon.’ What Moss appears not to know is that ‘wagon’ is no term of endearment; it’s used for people, typically women, who are particularly nasty, annoying or unpleasant.

‘One TikTok user remarked: Who’s gonna enlighten her?’

No smiles for not-so-Happy Valley Sarah

Life appears to be imitating art for Sarah Lancashire. The actress, 58, was lavished with praise for her show-stealing scene as Sgt Catherine Cawood in Sunday’s episode of the BBC’s hugely popular crime drama Happy Valley, in which she confronted her sister Clare, played by Siobhan Finneran, in a Sheffield cafe (below).

Now, Lancashire has been spotted at a cafe, in a similarly cosy padded coat. For this outing, she was, accompanied by her husband, TV producer Peter Salmon, 66, near their home in Twickenham, South-West London.

Former Coronation Street star Lancashire, who was born in Oldham, married Salmon in 2001. I bet the coffee was a lot cheaper in South Yorkshire.

Now, Lancashire has been spotted at a cafe, in a similarly cosy padded coat. For this outing, she was, accompanied by her husband, TV producer Peter Salmon, 66, near their home in Twickenham, South-West London

The actress, 58, was lavished with praise for her show-stealing scene as Sgt Catherine Cawood in Sunday’s episode of the BBC’s hugely popular crime drama Happy Valley, in which she confronted her sister Clare, played by Siobhan Finneran, in a Sheffield cafe

Screen legend Gina Lollobrigida made a big impression on Prince Philip when he met her in Sweden in 1956. ‘The Italian naval attache gave a reception to which both my father, Commander John Hamer, as British naval attache, and the Duke of Edinburgh, on a royal visit, were invited,’ reveals Eden Confidential reader Sue Brown. ‘Presented in line were Anita Ekberg, Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren. On seeing them, the Duke turned to my father and said: ‘Oh, look . . . the Continental Shelf.’ How my father kept a straight face, I do not know . . .’ 

His account of losing his virginity to an older woman in a field has been described as ‘Jilly Cooper-esque’, while his description of what he does with his mother’s favourite Elizabeth Arden cream for frostbite is not fit for a family paper. But Prince Harry’s memoirs would have been more memorable had his ghostwriter chosen poetry, says Anthony Joseph, who has just won the £25,O00 T.S. Eliot poetry prize. ‘I wish him all the best,’ he tells me at the award ceremony at the Wallace Collection in London. ‘But he should have told his situation in a series of sonnets.’ 

The name’s Connery, Saskia Connery 

Saskia Connery seems determined to show that it’s not just a surname she shares with her late grandfather. The fashion designer, 26, invited comparisons with Sean Connery’s role as James Bond in the 1965 film Thunderball while snorkelling in the Bahamas.

As 007, Sir Sean (inset) travelled to the island to recover two stolen nuclear warheads. Saskia, who also works as special projects manager at the Sean Connery Foundation, posed for pictures on the back of a small boat before diving into the clear blue water to explore a coral reef.

She boasts: ‘Happy days at the office.’

Nice work if you can get it.

Saskia Connery seems determined to show that it’s not just a surname she shares with her late grandfather

As 007, Sir Sean (inset) travelled to the island to recover two stolen nuclear warheads

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