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It was inevitable. Kate Middleton was always going to be compared with her late mother-in-law. Luckily, it seems the newest member of the royal family has shown the character to fill the void left by the death of the ‘‘people’s princess’’; she appears personable and at ease with a public life, according to those who care to comment.
But what would Diana have thought of her eldest son’s choice in a life partner? Your Weekend writer Lucy Corry spoke to royal biographer Andrew Morton who famously took Diana’s tearful confessions of a loveless marriage and eating disorders. Morton believes Di would have liked Kate . . . the would have shared a love of style, he reasons. Superficial maybe, but there have been in-law relationships founded on less. Wejust hope Kate will develop Diana’s talent for showcasing important causes as well as good shoes.
Speaking of style, this week we start a three-part series on our Home pages profiling winners of the recent New Zealand Architecture Awards. There are some glorious and inspiring homes. Weare impressed and envious all at once. – JOANNA NORRIS
email@example.com Field mushrooms There’s nothing like gathering your own kai. It’s the season of foraging for fungi – the combination of autumn rains and still-warm days is perfect for growing fat mushrooms. So take a basket, head to your local sports field or golf course and get foraging. Just make sure you know exactly what you’re looking for. Beautiful blue If you’re a Francophile it’s Roquefort, if you’re an Anglophile it’s Stilton. Either way, the king of the cheeses gets its full flavour from the blue mould that blooms on its veins. You can get both at a good cheesemonger, but there are also plenty of fantastic Kiwi blues, including Kapiti’s Kikorangi and Whitestone’s Windsor Blue.