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ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news

 

UPDATE: Princess Charlene of Monaco gives birth to twins

A twin girl and boy, the grandchildren of former actress Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco, were born via Caesarean at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco on Wednesday afternoon, December 10, 2014.

They have named their newborns Gabriella Thérèse Marie (born at 17h04) and Jacques Honoré Rainier (born at 17h06). The Prince Jacques is the new Crown Prince, with succession already confirmed a few months ago in the event of the twins being a male and female pair.

The baby prince will become sovereign following Prince Albert’s death, inheriting an estimated $1 billion fortune and leadership of the Grimaldi clan, the rulers of the principalitity of Monaco situated in the south of France near the border of Italy since the 13th century. Read more about the family below.

In accordance with the historic custom established by the treaty of Péronne (1641), Prince Jacques shall receive the title of Marquis of Baux (in Provence). And Princess Gabriella, second child in the line of succession, shall receive the title of Countess of Carladès (in Auvergne).

 

 

ROYAL TWINS: Princess Charlene of Monaco gives birth to Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques - born December 2014

 

 

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LUSCIOUS MOVIES AND TV SHOWS: A summary of our Luscious posts

Luscious at the movies

 

This weekend on our Facebook page, we revisited our posts relating to luscious films and TV shows.

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LAUREN BACALL: To Have and Have Not – “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?”

LUSCIOUS ICON: Lauren Bacall

 

Oh dear, another day, another sad passing.

Lauren Bacall has died, aged 89, confirmed by her son via Twitter. She was one of my icons.

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LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: The “other” Saint Laurent film trailer with Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent

 

 Sorry, no English subtitles!

 

It’s odd seeing this trailer, having recently watched the rival 2014 Yves Saint Laurent movie starring Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne, as YSL and Pierre Berge respectively. Read more about it here.

This alternate film, called simply Saint Laurent, is due for release in September. It’s co-written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, and starring Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent, Jérémie Renier as Pierre Bergé and Louis Garrel as Jacques de Bascher. Read more about it here.

Are you so devoted to fashion that you will see both? I know it sounds a bit silly when they look identical, but I probably will!

Natasha xx

 

 

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LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: The best films set in Asia

Best Asian cinema - top movies set in Asia

Needing a dose of Asian cinema, or films set in Asia? Check out our top picks, in random order…

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MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: The soundtrack to The Book Thief by John Williams

 

 

 

THE BOOK THIEF: We’ve been playing this soundtrack a LOT at Chez Luscious – it’s simply divine. Thanks to John Williams for composing such a beautiful score.

Do make sure you read the book by Markus Zusak and see the film, directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. It’s very touching.

Why not play this in the background as you scroll through the rest of the Luscious website?

Natasha xx

 

 

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LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: Christmas-related films, made-for-TV movies and TV specials

Best Christmas films - It's a Wonderful Life

Trying to get into the Christmas spirit? Then you might like these films, made-for-TV movies, and TV specials which includes some aspect of Christmas…

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ROYALTY: Films about royalty

If you’re a lover of film, royalty and history, this is the list for you. We’ve got over 130 films and TV series related to royalty, both real and fictional…

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MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: The Holiday soundtrack – Hans Zimmer – Maestro

The Holiday - film and soundtrack

We play music from a lot of soundtracks in our home – Mr Luscious is very savvy at pulling out the best tracks from the most popular to the most obscure films.

This opening track from the 2006 film The Holiday starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black is always a winner with me: it stars slowly and develops into a bubbling, happy point which never fails to inspire me…

 

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Luscious at the movies: Films about having a baby

Continuing on with our baby theme, here are some movies about having a baby and being a parent which might entertain you…

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