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My treasured Catherine Walker dress

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 24th May 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time yesterday, Kate looking stunning in a bright green Catherine Walker dress. Catherine Walker, of course, was one of Princess Diana’s favourite designers, which got me to thinking about the day I bought the most expensive item in my wardrobe. As a freelance writer I spend most of my time in a uniform of Mint Velvet jeans, ...keep reading

The death of the phone box

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 4th January 2015

Mobile phones are so much part of our lives these days that it’s hard to believe we used to rely on old-fashioned phone boxes when we were away from home. When I tell my children that in my university days I queued outside my college phone box to ring my mum once a week they look at me as if I’m 103. I can still remember my family’s phone number from ...keep reading

My Supertramp scoop

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 15th March 2012

The interview Prince Harry gave to CBS News at the end of his super-successful Latin America tour didn’t exactly tell us anything we didn’t know already – but it did remind me of my one and only conversation with Princess Diana. In 1984 I was a feature writer on Woman’s Own magazine, covering everything from stories we thoughtlessly called TOTs (short for Triumph over Tragedy) to pop interviews. Now and ...keep reading