Let's wish a happy 59th to the hardest working woman in royal business, the admirable Princess Royal. I have a soft spot for Princess Anne, if only because she's carried on with her life with a minimum of the drama that has marred her siblings' doings.
It happens to be a festive day, actually, for a number of Café favorites, including hatchet-faced authoress Edna Ferber, musical innovator Leon Theremin, showbiz survivor Rose Marie, Russ Meyer favorite Uschi Digard, film director who fell to earth Nicolas Roeg and the peerless Julia Child. Oh, and Napoleon. Altogether, that's a group that would make a fun dinner party.