Sharing the parents. William and Harry face the same issues as all siblings

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY It was interesting – but rather sad – to read a story about Prince William’s alleged unhappiness with a photo of used by Harry and Megan on their Archewell Foundation website on New Year’s Day. The photo, according to the story, was of William and Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. She was carrying … Continue reading “Sharing the parents. William and Harry face the same issues as all siblings”

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Did Harry subtly nudge the needle of suspicion to point at Prince Charles?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 10, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA Journalist learn how to read “no comment”, to divine who might be an “anonymous source” and the chances that an individual referred to without identification is actually “Mr X” or “Ms Y”. It is  guesswork, of course and not always accurate. But often enough, it is. Accordingly, Harry and Meghan’s … Continue reading “Did Harry subtly nudge the needle of suspicion to point at Prince Charles?”

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Decoding brand loyalty of the world’s royalty

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2019 / First Post


The birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child raises a question that used to be asked more regularly in the 20th century than in the 21st: what’s the point of hereditary monarchies and extended royal families? They enshrine exclusivism and elitism. There are only two ways to join the club-by birth or through … Continue reading “Decoding brand loyalty of the world’s royalty”

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Did Andrew Morton just knife Meghan Markle, she who can smize with elan?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 2, 2018


  “She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0.” That quote from Meghan Markle’s childhood friend Ninaki Priddy jumped out at me in the Sunday Times’ extract from Andrew Morton’s forthcoming book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. Mr Morton, you’ll recall, was the Princess of Wales’s confidante and confidential tell-all. That quote in Mr Morton’s new book … Continue reading “Did Andrew Morton just knife Meghan Markle, she who can smize with elan?”

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Diana’s legacy rests on a fairytale that does not reflect reality

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2017 / The National


Some call it a fairytale, others an industry. Few want to describe it as a cult, with all the negative connotations of a hidden, delusional devotion that that entails. Still, the renewed fascination with Diana, princess of Wales, 20 years after her death has reached extraordinary levels . There is a clutch of new TV documentaries, … Continue reading “Diana’s legacy rests on a fairytale that does not reflect reality”

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The White Garden 20 years since death of a Princess has the pink anemone ‘Pretty Lady Diana’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2017


Earlier this week, I was at the White Garden at Kensington Palace. It has been planted to mark 20 years of Princess Diana’s death. The flowers and foliage, says the Palace website, are “inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, image and style.” There you go then. There are tulips and narcisii, ‘forget me nots’, … Continue reading “The White Garden 20 years since death of a Princess has the pink anemone ‘Pretty Lady Diana’”

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Did the late Princess Diana like animals? Here’s why the question matters 20 years on

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2017


Last night, I got into an argument about Princess Diana and animals. It happened like this. We were at The Comedy Pub and were having a pleasant conversation with a nice family visiting from Boston, Massachusetts. They had three young daughters, one of whom confided that they would be visiting the Lady Dinah Cat Café while … Continue reading “Did the late Princess Diana like animals? Here’s why the question matters 20 years on”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK