In an earlier comment (before the blowback to H&M) . . .
"Officials at the foundation were reportedly 'stunned' after a lawyer for the Sussexes informed them they would not be going ahead with the event last week, shortly before the Netflix deal was announced."
Now it looks like Harry is threatening to sue the Sunday Times for linking the cancellation of the games to the Netflix/Amazon issue.
I'm just not a big believer in coincidences. They've had six months to re-think the concert fundraiser, and to cancel it just a week or so before the Netflix deal seems poorly timed. Major league sports are still finding a way to go on with their competitions without live audiences . . . why couldn't they do they Invictus concert as a "pay per view" or something?
It's been a long few months, so I've been a way for a while. So nice to come back to this! I remember hearing about the wedding at the time. It's so nice to see the pictures. The caption said Beatrice's dress was an altered version of one the Queen wore to the London premiere of "Lawrence of Arabia". One of the most iconic films in Hollywood history, worn by the Queen--I'd say that dress has quite a pedigree. "Fitted by the Queen's senior dresser", sounds like Downton Abbey! And oh my, could their smiles be any bigger? You could light up the castle with those smiles. And yes, I could totally see those roses swallowing somebody on a fantasy show like Once Upon a Time.
Tom the 100-year-old knight. It's so sweet. My husband is British, so we keep in touch with British news. He fought in WWII and wanted to do his duty for his country again. He pledged to walk across his back yard 100 times if people would contribute money to a Covid charity fund. So many people sent so much money that he just kept on going. I'm so glad he was honored.
From the sublime to the mundane. Another H & M mess? I used to love Harry, but really, I'm getting tired of them. I mean, for Pete's sake. When this pandemic mess blew up, British musicians were doing concerts from their homes and live streaming them. There was absolutely no way H & M could have held this one for such a special cause? Color me suspicious.
It's a tough call; I know people here have a tendency to think the worst of H&M now, but a lot of events here and abroad have been cancelled this year (especially in the arts) so I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.