England has a new princess. Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged their wedding vows at Westminster Abbey on April 29. Now Kate is officially known as Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.
Yes, I confess, I did stay up into the wee hours on Friday to watch the nuptials as they were happening. I was also emailing back and forth with my son Chris, who lives in England. He and his family didn't think they would brave the throngs in town and were watching it on the “telly.”
I've been a Kate watcher for several years, so I just couldn't miss this event — her gown was exquisite and William so princely in his red military jacket.
My Palo Alto granddaughter, Catherine, is very excited that there is a new princess with her name.
Hmm, I wonder if James — James Bond, I mean — ever showed up at the La Cañada Thursday Club's benefit, themed “Casino Royale.” It was a scene right out of the posh Monte Carlo casino as guests, some formally dressed, gathered to sip cocktails, test the wiles of Lady Luck at the gaming tables, dine and chat about community news.