3 Mar - The Young Victoria premiere

March 3rd, 2009.

This is the second premiere in two days, following yesterday's "Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson Premiere for "Marley & Me" and there's still another 8 left to go this month (woo!).

'The Young Victoria'. So... I guess it's unlikely to feature helicpoter gunships or even a half-decent car-chase.

'The Young Victoria'. So... I guess it's unlikely to feature helicpoter gunships or even a half-decent car-chase.

In keeping with the royal theme, the carpet was more of a puce? lilac? mauve? .... something as simple as purple? carpet... rather than the more traditional red.

In keeping with the royal theme, the carpet was more of a puce? lilac? mauve? .... something as simple as purple? carpet... rather than the more traditional red.

Rupert Friend. He plays... oh I don't know. Some kind of teen vampire or court jester or prince in the movie. My usually diligent research on all things royal has let me down rather badly just this once

Rupert Friend. He plays... oh I don't know. Some kind of teen vampire or court jester or prince in the movie. My usually diligent research on all things royal has let me down rather badly just this once

Emily Blunt, who plays The Young Victoria, arrives. And please allow me to ask : why does Sydney's Queen Victoria Building have a large statue of a seated OLD Queen Victoria, when a younger standing version could be the alternative?

Emily Blunt, who plays The Young Victoria, arrives. And please allow me to ask : why does Sydney's Queen Victoria Building have a large statue of a seated OLD Queen Victoria, when a younger standing version could be the alternative?

Along with being pretty, the actress seemed to spend most of the evening trying to keep her dress under control. It did seem rather precarious... in a good way, though.

Along with being pretty, the actress seemed to spend most of the evening trying to keep her dress under control. It did seem rather precarious... in a good way, though.

The former Dutchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is a producer of the film. Ordinarily I'd scoff and say that most peoples beloved pet rocks can easily get producer credits these days, but apparently she was one of the driving forces behind this film.

The former Dutchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is a producer of the film. Ordinarily I'd scoff and say that most peoples beloved pet rocks can easily get producer credits these days, but apparently she was one of the driving forces behind this film.

Emily Blunt's dress resumes hostilities.

Emily Blunt's dress resumes hostilities.

The Young Queen Victoria mingles with commoners. Not that I want to panic anybody, but Yellow Cap Guy was not in evidence at this premiere. Who knew he had strong republican sentiments?

The Young Queen Victoria mingles with commoners. Not that I want to panic anybody, but Yellow Cap Guy was not in evidence at this premiere. Who knew he had strong republican sentiments?

This is Miranda Richardson, whom imdb.com informs me plays a character called 'The Duchess of Kent' in the film. Probably not a ninja assassin, then??

This is Miranda Richardson, whom imdb.com informs me plays a character called 'The Duchess of Kent' in the film. Probably not a ninja assassin, then??

"Need help?" "No, but I'd love a guillotine for the person who designed this thing"

"Need help?"
"No, but I'd love a guillotine for the person who designed this thing"

Emily Blunt and Sarah Ferguson. Incidentally, Sarah Ferguson does not officially get an 'HRH' in front of her name anymore, but being in line to the throne both her daughters do.

Emily Blunt and Sarah Ferguson. Incidentally, Sarah Ferguson does not officially get an 'HRH' in front of her name anymore, but being in line to the throne both her daughters do.

On any other day without their mother present, I would have assumed these were the girls from the Russian band T.a.t.u . But they're HRHes Beatrice and Eugenie (I've since learned that collectively they may be referred to as 'TRH' - Their Royal Highnesses.)

On any other day without their mother present, I would have assumed these were the girls from the Russian band T.a.t.u . But they're HRHes Beatrice and Eugenie (I've since learned that collectively they may be referred to as 'TRH' - Their Royal Highnesses.)

(Tosses a coin to decide) My sources inform me that this is HRH Princess Eugenie. Wikipedia informs me she is presently 6th in line to the British throne.

(Tosses a coin to decide) My sources inform me that this is HRH Princess Eugenie. Wikipedia informs me she is presently 6th in line to the British throne.

Actor Bill Nighy, who I also photographed at the 'Valkyrie' premiere earlier this year. Is it bad that I'm starting to collect duplicates ofcelebrities?

Actor Bill Nighy, who I also photographed at the 'Valkyrie' premiere earlier this year. Is it bad that I'm starting to collect duplicates ofcelebrities?

Ooh! And this is Actor and Academy Award Winner (Best Actor, 'Gandhi' (1982)) Sir Ben Kingsley. I did actually recognise him - was also in the movie 'Species'.

Ooh! And this is Actor and Academy Award Winner (Best Actor, 'Gandhi' (1982)) Sir Ben Kingsley. I did actually recognise him - was also in the movie 'Species'.

I do not, however, know who this is.....

I do not, however, know who this is.....

... and I like the way the shadow of the earring falls upon Emily Blunt's neck. (Which sounds either romantic or creepy depending on what voice you use to speak it aloud).

... and I like the way the shadow of the earring falls upon Emily Blunt's neck. (Which sounds either romantic or creepy depending on what voice you use to speak it aloud).

"I don't have an invite, but I assume a purple tie will suffice to show my credentials?" Damnit, now why didn't I think of that? Jim Broadbent plays King William in the movie.

"I don't have an invite, but I assume a purple tie will suffice to show my credentials?" Damnit, now why didn't I think of that? Jim Broadbent plays King William in the movie.

Actor Jim Broadbent currently looks nothing like the character Harold Ziedler from Moulin Rouge... whom he played (he's actually been in a lot of films, and will be in the next couple of Harry Potter films too).

Actor Jim Broadbent currently looks nothing like the character Harold Ziedler from Moulin Rouge... whom he played (he's actually been in a lot of films, and will be in the next couple of Harry Potter films too).

Good news : Emily Blunt and Emily Blunt's dress forge an uneasy truce. That is, until...

Good news : Emily Blunt and Emily Blunt's dress forge an uneasy truce. That is, until...

"This is ridiculous. If there's a premiere in Los Angeles, I'll be wearing jeans and hoodie, dignity and vague historical accuracy be damned"

"This is ridiculous. If there's a premiere in Los Angeles, I'll be wearing jeans and hoodie, dignity and vague historical accuracy be damned"

... and after all that I learned that across town, Charlize Theron (insert swoon) was at a photocall for her new movie 'The Burning Plain'. And ....had I known...

....one star alonevs royalty plus multiple stars and add-on celebs?
Damn.

I suspect Yellow Cap guy was better informed than I and made the appropriate call. I salute the legend. Once again.

Until Next Time!

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