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June 26, 2006

Full Length & Fabulous

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Beckingham Palace was recently host to a "Full Length & Fabulous" pre-World Cup party event. It turns out Friday's discussion of a the sensitive feelings of the Luftwaffe was more topical than I had thought. Hilary Alexander reports:

It was an amazing evening.Thankfully, the torrential downpours began to peter out by around 6.30, so it wasn't a case of rain stopped play. About 80 per cent of the England Squad were there, with their wives and girlfriends, including Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney.

David Cameron and his wife showed up, as did P.Diddy, Will Young, the Duchess of York and her daughter, Beatrice, Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Jade Jagger, Joan Collins, Patsy Kensit, Ray Winstone and Christian Slater, among others.

Victoria Beckham looked stunning in a fluorescent yellow gown, one-shouldered and split to the thigh, by Roberto Cavalli. Lulu was a Pocket Venus in a scarlet taffeta Alexander McQueen gown with a huge, 12 foot train. Jodie and Jemma Kidd had both done their nails with Claire's Accessories £4 'falsies', painted like the flag of St George.

Also putting in an appearance were the Blades, a stunt team of former RAF Red Arrows pilots. Which is nice. Unfortunately, the Blades were on hand with their German-engineered Extra 300LPs by preference to a planned flypast by an RAF Memorial Flight including a Second World War Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Lancaster bomber. Which would have been nicer.

The flypast was cancelled at the Beckhams' request after criticism of the use of Second World War aircraft to mark a tournament to be held in Germany.

I understand the Beckhams wanting to avoid negative publicity and as captain of the England team Mr. Posh has a special responsibility. That said, this sort of pandering is as bad as the memorial forgetful history that recently commemorated the engagement of the Red Fleet and the Blue Fleet at Trafalgar. Heaven forbid the Beckhams be accused of doing anything in poor taste.

On a related note, Victoria Beckham was recently spotted on a mysterious visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Far from being a mosquito-bitten nothingness at the ass-end of nowhere, "the Peg" is reported to have a thriving arts community. "It's been lovely," Posh observed (with air-kisses).

There will always be an Engerland Update: There was some football played over the weekend too, btw. Despite me stranded in a city full of people offering comment based in the illusion they are watching hockey, England keeps stumbling toward Jerusalem.

The German hordes who stood outside David Beckham's hotel here chanting "You're only here for the weekend" (in English) were proved wrong by the England captain on Sunday, but Beckham and his accidental tourists need to shape up fast or they will be packing their bags next quarter-final weekend. ...

German onlookers revelled in England's travails, chanting "Deutschland" and "Lukas Podolski", the striker whose two goals had propelled the hosts into a quarter-final with Argentina, a game bound to confuse English viewers over who to support. Perhaps the ref.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 26, 2006 10:27 AM

Comments

What's up with that picture?

Posted by: JohnAnnArbor [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2006 10:56 AM

I believe David is assisting Victoria with back problems.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2006 10:58 AM

Christian Slater?!?!

By the way, I watched the Monty Python episode with Mr. Hilter in it: http://www.ibras.dk/montypython/episode12.htm#4

I think all the worry about "mentioning the war" is solely a concern for some of those who were not alive at the time.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2006 11:32 AM

He was trying to feel if she still had a backbone.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2006 06:36 PM

Maybe he's seeing if she can speak with a high squeeky voice, too.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2006 07:06 PM

Odd, it doesn't mention whether Jodie Marsh attended or not

Posted by: beautifulatrocities [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 28, 2006 07:00 PM