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bitchy | Buckingham Palace noticed Prince William’s ‘giddiness’ at spending Duchy money

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bitchy | Buckingham Palace noticed Prince William’s ‘giddiness’ at spending Duchy money

Last week, Kensington Palace staff “excitedly” briefed Richard Eden at the Daily Mail about their plans to hire a Top CEO to run operations around KP, plus the Duchy of Cornwall and Earthshot and what have you. It actually didn’t occur to me at the time that this is just another version of “William is too lazy and stupid to do his job.” When Charles was Prince of Wales, he had a bloated staff at every level, but he was actually an involved executive, dealing with Duchy business constantly and creating all kinds of schemes and charities. William can’t be bothered – he’s going to dump everything on an “emotionally intelligent, low ego, ‘servant’ leader” CEO, who will then have to give William credit for everything and excitedly brief the media about how William is really running things. Well, Rebecca English at the Mail has a follow-up on the CEO hunt and how William’s lazy scheme is going down at Buckingham Palace. Some highlights:

The CEO hunt: They have even employed a top ‘global leadership services’ agency, Odgers Berndtson, to find their candidate – for a hefty commission no doubt, as big City headhunters traditionally charge a third of their first-year salary as a finder’s fee.

A revolutionary move: It’s almost impossible to convey just how revolutionary William and Kate’s decision to bring in a ‘real-world’ executive to oversee their Kensington Palace household is. Royal households are operations where, traditionally, senior executives boast historic titles such as ‘Lord Chamberlain’ (effectively Buckingham Palace’s CEO), and ‘Master of the Household’. Most have spent decades navigating the hierarchy of the royal household, or entered from a Whitehall or military background. It’s an internal joke (albeit repeated with tongue firmly in cheek) that the Palace still operates using ‘Windows 1066’. An ‘inspiring internal champion’ who is ‘able to flex’ (as the job description reads) is going to be either a breath of fresh air or an icy blast of wokery, depending on how you are minded to interpret it.

A good move? One source who has worked within the palace walls told me: ‘It’s a smart move, although one hard to align with the existing set-up at Buckingham Palace where many live for hierarchy and titles. Having a CEO that oversees all the various extensions in their world – the Duchy of Cornwall, the Royal Foundation [the couple’s charitable arm], the Earthshot Awards and the Princess’s Centre for Early Childhood – seems a good move to me. Modernising their organisational and operational structure is sensible, as long as it means bringing in people from the outside with ‘real world’ experience as opposed to career courtiers.’

Buckingham Palace’s reaction: How this will go down at Buckingham Palace remains to be seen. One well-placed insider remarked dryly to me: ‘Oh yes, I’ve heard about this ‘interesting’ plan’, suggesting perhaps not everyone is comfortable with the corporatisation of the court. Certainly, the move came as a surprise to many, until they read about it in my colleague Richard Eden’s Thursday column, which suggests family communications still aren’t as seamless as they could be.

Oh my: While there is pride for how William has stepped up to his new role, some have been less appreciative of his ‘my way, or the highway’ approach on occasions. Some are even asking whether there is a little ‘giddiness’ in the Team Wales camp now William has his hand on the tiller of the Duchy of Cornwall, the £650 million estate that funds the heir to the throne. This elevation means he no longer has to go cap-in-hand to Charles for cash or consult him on management decisions. ‘The reason William hasn’t done this before is because he hasn’t had the autonomy,’ one observer remarks.

A hiring flurry: I’m told that despite the hiring flurry, the Waleses are not keen to expand their operation too much. The job ad suggests their CEO would lead a 60-strong workforce. This seems a little on the low side given they have hired entire teams for their projects in recent years, as well as a raft of social media specialists. However, it’s still far fewer than the 250-plus employed by the previous Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. ‘William and Catherine are a couple who like to be very hands-on and able to wander around the office and know everyone who works for them by name,’ a source tells me. ‘They know their partners and their children and don’t blink an eye if people bring their dogs into work, as has happened over the years. It’s surprisingly informal, really.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“Some are even asking whether there is a little ‘giddiness’ in the Team Wales camp now William has his hand on the tiller of the Duchy of Cornwall” – I’ve long believed that Charles spent a significant amount of time and effort “William-proofing” the Duchy of Cornwall so his prodigal son wouldn’t loot the Duchy in a series of spending sprees. We’ll see if Charles actually managed to do that. From everything we’ve heard, over the years, Charles transformed the Duchy so that it operated as a more streamlined business, with executive officers and middle-managers and corporate accountability. I wonder what those people think of William’s giddy spending and his need to create a more baroque chain of command.

Anyway, it’s clear that Charles and Camilla want no part of William’s moronic CEO scheme, and I would imagine that eventually someone will be hired and they’ll work in KP for about six months before leaving under “mysterious” circumstances and that will be the end of that.

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Wayde N. Thabalanz is a 2016-17 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Fiction and a 2015 NYFA Fellow in Poetry. His work has appeared in Best New Poets 2015, The Los Angeles Review.

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Justin Timberlake Might SUE Britney Spears: I’ll Fix My Reputation!

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Justin Timberlake at the Oscars

It seems that Justin Timberlake is so unhappy right now that he would hire an expensive legal team to help him get his reputation back on track.

Many think Justin disgusting in light of everything that Britney Spears’ biography revealed about him.

His reputation might never get back due to all of the things she confirmed and the additional facts.

According to a startling new claim, he’s so upset about it that he’s thinking of pursuing extreme legal action. Ouch!

On February 26, 2017, Justin Timberlake is present at the Hollywood & Highland Center for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. (Image courtesy of Frazer Harrison and Getty Images)(

According to a RadarOnline article, Justin Timberlake is thinking of filing a lawsuit against Britney Spears.

Unbelievably, Justin has received a lot of support from the general population over the years.

His erstwhile supporters have now abandoned him. Other famous people have also expressed their disdain at what he did to Britney.

The memoir released by Britney Spears in October 2023 is titled The Woman In Me. (Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster)

The story claims that his original intention was to “ride” out the controversy like a wave.

When someone finds oneself in a scandal and is unable to confront the misbehavior immediately, that is frequently the wisest course of action.

This isn’t about anything Justin is doing wrong today; he can’t undo the past. Usually, the wisest course of action would be to say nothing and avoid making public appearances. (Well, after a sincere confession in which he begs for unmerited pardon in public.)

In 2002, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake attended the NBA All-Star Game held at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. (Image Source: Getty)

On the other hand, the report indicates that the difficulty is increasing.

October 24 was just a couple weeks ago when Britney’s book was released.

However, Justin is apparently considering alternative choices because he is feeling so “miserable” over the information that has been revealed about him.

At the Universal Pictures and Focus Features presentation during CinemaCon, the official conference of the National Association of Theatre Owners, which takes place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 26, 2023, Justin Timberlake makes an onstage speech in support of the upcoming movie “Trolls Band Together.” (Image courtesy of Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

After that, Justin has encountered trolling in a way that has never happened to him before.

Numerous messages have even been addressed to his wife, Jessica Biel.

Hers are toned differently. People want Britney to know she can leave Justin after witnessing how he handled his former partner, forcing her to get an abortion, and using her to further his own career.

On February 11, 2002, Britney Spears and her boyfriend Justin Timberlake arrive at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the film premiere of “Crossroads.” (Getty Images/Kevin Winter)

It’s all becoming really irritating to him. And not just any old fans either.

Many well-known individuals have stopped following Justin on social media, including some who are much more well-known than he is, such as Madonna.

It seems like he is thinking about suing her. He may prevent her from sharing more with the correct courtroom shopping (occasionally, whiners who are too litigious try cases in the UK, where libel rules are rather backwards).

On November 4, 2017, Britney Spears gave a speech at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus grand opening. (Image Credit: Getty Images/Gabe Ginsberg)(

If JT is truly thinking about it, perhaps he ought to think twice before acting on it.

Famous and evil men have been known to successfully defend their ex-partners in court. Occasionally, their expensive public relations campaigns deceive both the jury and the general public.

However, over time, Justin cannot and does not want his company to be known as “the guy who sued Britney.” He ought to have treated her better if he didn’t want her to talk negatively about him.

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Brandi Mallory Found Dead in Chipolte Parking Lot

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The former Extreme Weight Loss participant passed away in the Georgian village of Stone Mountain on November 9, as was previously reported.

When this news first broke, no cause of death was given; as of right now, we don’t know one.

Here, Brandi Mallory grinned at her own camera for a picture she uploaded to the internet. Use Instagram

But according to security footage from the Atlanta Police Department, Mallory was last seen on November 8 at 5:53 p.m. when she drove to a nearby Chipotle.

She went into the well-established brought her meal back to her car. but did not go.

According to the official documents, the proprietor of a nearby deli reported to authorities that the following morning, he saw a lone vehicle in the parking lot, and that a woman looked to be sleeping inside.

A few hours later, the man apparently realized the car was still there and the woman inside “did not look alert, conscious or breathing,” which alarmed him so much that he called 911.

Naturally, Mallory was eventually shown to be this woman.

40-year-old Brandi Mallory passed away at an extremely young age. On Facebook

Mallory’s cause of death remains under investigation, according to police, who also stated that there were no indications of foul play.

In 2014, Mallory participated in Season 4 of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss.

In the years since this performance, she has continued to grow her social media following by sharing her love of dancing and beauty advice.

On November 12, the late star’s family and friends held a candlelight vigil in her honor. On Sunday, November 19, 2023, in Lithonia, Georgia, there will be a memorial service.

To everyone who knew and loved Brandi Mallory, our condolences are extended. Use Instagram

Kim Williams Maxile, a competitor on Extreme Weight Loss season 5, honored Mallory a few days earlier with an emotional Instagram post.

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Interview: Never2Late Opens Up About Music and New Single “Love Is Wise”

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It would surprise most that SteveB, a guitarist and songwriter from Yorkshire, UK, hasn’t made music and his band Never2Late his full-time career from the beginning. That’s because his unique blend of classic rock and blues is so effortless and natural. Actually, he is an orthopedic surgeon who is semi-retired.

It does make some sense when you think about it: playing the blues guitar would probably be a great way for a surgeon to cross-train since both demand extreme manual precision. That being said, it’s evident that SteveB naturally draws inspiration and inventiveness from blues rock.

“Love Is Wise,” the most recent single from Never2Late, is a cover of the track from their debut album, 2015’s It’s Hell In Happy Town.

CelebMix spoke with Never2Late to learn about his musical beginnings and the source of inspiration for his song “Love Is Wise.”

Let’s take a quick look at gear. Which sort of pedals, amplifiers, and guitar are you using?

I’m using a Kemper stage profiler to multitrack my Knaggs Kenai T/S Eric Steckel trademark guitar for the single. For my vocals, I prefer to utilize a TC Helicon Voicelive Play.

In the studio, do you employ any unique recording techniques?

Not exactly; I always perform to a click track since it makes the whole thing easier to put together. It’s very rare to find someone who can play precisely on time over a click track, according to my recording engineer! (Or maybe he’s just trying to make me feel good!)

I used to be in a band, but like many others, my dreams of being a rock star were severely thwarted by job, marriage, kids, more work, divorce, work, remarriage, more kids, and more work. Following my semi-retirement, I visited Glastonbury and was motivated to climb up into the attic, get my guitar, and form a band. We were originally a covers band, but after we performed at an event where we had to play four original songs, I decided to give it a go and ended up falling in love with writing songs.

Far too numerous to list and rather varied! I had the good fortune to grow up in an era that produced many amazing songwriters, including Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Roy Harper, and Al Stewart. Anyone who writes songs that are not formulaic and convey something about life and the human condition, such as The Beatles, XTC, Tom Waits, Cage the Elephant, Kevin Ayers, and The National, is an inspiration. Guitarists: Frank Zappa, Eric Steckel, John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, and JJ Cale. For Thin Lizzy, Led Zepplin, and sheer energy!

Versatile! Everything from somber acoustic tunes like “Requiem for a Friend” or “I Still Talk to You Everyday,” which were both written during a lockdown, to bluesy social commentary pieces like “Sometimes I’m Ashamed to be a Man” or “Motel 22,” which highlight the situation of Silicon Valley’s homeless population, to more upbeat songs like the hit single “Love Is Wise,” “Tempted,” or “Filthy Lucre.” Even the strange love ballad “You’re My Rock” is devoted to my patient spouse!

I make an effort to steer clear of the clichés of the boy meets girl, falls in love, girl dumps him, and boy is broken-hearted variety. George Harrison once stated, “I could write hundreds of songs like ‘Hey baby what you gonna do,’ but I don’t want to.” I agree with him on that point. I would prefer for my words to have some sort of significance if I were to speak. Some worth, so that it’s not just some stupid tune that made some royalties in 20 years.

Every day, I play the guitar. I start with some basic chords and eventually stray into new areas. Occasionally, I combine two things at random and a song emerges. After that, it gets refined until I am rather satisfied with the outcome. I don’t mean to sound like an expert, but creating songs is similar to giving birth. Sometimes the work is simple, and other times it takes a long time and is challenging. Sometimes, the words and music just come out of nowhere—”Blinking in the Light” was written in 30 minutes from beginning to end. It’s like an emergency caesarian section.

I frequently hear the songs in my head, and if they seem to require something that I am not able to give, I have employed Fiverr (the saxophone on “Broken Promises,” the female voice on “Refugees”). At a singer-songwriter concert I was playing at, I also got to know Joana Carvalhas, a very gifted violinist who played the violin on the songs “Refugees” and “Requiem for a Friend.” As a total Luddite, I still find it thrilling to send a WAV file across the world and receive contributions back in a few days.

The National is fantastic. Proficient musicians with an amazing song catalog; I saw them live ten days ago. Right now, I’m really into Eric Steckel’s guitar playing.

For me, success has already been achieved because I have a beautiful wife, four amazing sons who have grown up to be generous and loving young men, and a very fulfilling work in a completely other industry! I compose music because I enjoy it. I’ll be a happy and satisfied man if someone enjoys the song, can relate to the lyrics, and remembers it the following day!

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