Polo match win­ner gets royal re­cep­tion in Eng­land

Palm Beach Daily News - - OPINION -

Peo­ple Who Know say that Lon­don in June is like Palm Beach in Jan­uary — while the vis­it­ing Yanks take over the restau­rants and clubs, the lo­cals stay home and avoid the fray.

Ex­cept for one quite prom­i­nent lo­cal.

Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth II was on hand at the Queen’s Cup Polo Match, which took place June 17 at Guards in Wind­sor.

Palm Beach and Lon­don res­i­dent Michael Bick­ford’s team, La In­di­ana, was vic­to­ri­ous, and Bick­ford ac­cepted his tro­phy from the queen her­self — who, ap­par­ently, was not the least bit trou­bled by the pres­ence of a part-time Yank.

Also, the One Who Knows told us, the new Annabel’s had more Palm Beach­ers and New York­ers than Brits milling about.

Yan­kee Doo­dle Dandies

— Palm Beach­ers here and else­where cel­e­brated the Fourth in all kinds of ways. Kevin Byrne and Will Ameringer, in the mid­dle of their cruising-and-booz­ing voy­age up the East Coast, re­port that the Fourth was very hot, even on the wa­ter, so they stashed the pup­pies some­place cool and fired up the por­ta­ble grill for an on­board bar­be­cue with a few friends in a serene moor­ing in Sag Har­bor. Cafe L’Europe was packed with folks din­ing and lis­ten­ing to pi­anist David Cro­han play pa­tri­otic mu­sic into the night. Ar­lette Gor­don — whose an­nual Christ­mas dress code in­cludes one green shoe and one red shoe — donned headto-toe red, white and blue for Dale and Marietta McNulty’s fire­works-view­ing party, and Bob Murray’s great-grand­son Em­mett Burke, age 2, stripped down to a star-stud­ded sweat­band and red-and-blue jockey shorts for a unique look. Cute,

Shan­non Don­nelly

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