Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and George at Euro 2020. Video / Sky Sport
The house of Windsor has a pretty dismal track record when it comes to French getaways. It was in Paris that Diana, Princess of Wales lost her life; it was there in the heat of the south that compromising paparazzi photos of Sarah, Duchess of York were covertly snapped, thus introducing the world to toe-sucking; and it was there in 2012 that a lone paparazzo shot Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.
But this weekend might just have broken the Windsor cross-channel curse, adding at least one good memory in the plus column for the royal family. William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three kids decamped to the Côte d’Azur for the wedding of her brother James Middleton to his longtime girlfriend Alizee Thevenet.
Middleton announced news of the nuptials via Instagram (where else?). He posted a shot of him and his new wife, writing: “Yesterday I married the love of my life surrounded by family, friends and of course a few dogs … Words cannot describe how happy I am.”
Now for the sad bit: Crushingly, no pictures have emerged so far of the Cambridges celebrating the big day en famille, thus denying us the sheer bliss of a seeing Kate done up in an Emilia Wickstead-slash-Philip Treacy look that costs the same as a small car. Ditto the world has been denied seeing the couple’s three kidlets putting on an adorable page boy/flower girl display.
It is highly…