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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

joanna.nor­ris@dom­post.co.nz 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.

Truf­fles

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