Wild About Harry

Who could ask for better summer reading than something about Harry? And, yes, he does it again. This latest romance tale is about Prince Harry’s break-up with 25-year-old lingerie model, Florence Brudenell-Bruce. Her nickname is “Flee.” And that’s exactly what the ginger-haired prince did… again.

Maybe it’s time to switch PR agencies.  Why?  Here’s his story to the press:

“He just wants to focus on his Apache helicopter training, so he called time out,” according to a source.  So, he fled Flee, grabbed some buddies and went off with a band of bikini-wearing model-types in Majorca while Flee modeled undies back in the UK. If that’s ‘copter training, my guess is a lot more guys are going to sign up for the military.

Let me ask this: when has any training ever gotten in the way of Harry’s high-voltage love life?

Before Flee there was his on-again/off-again relationship with Chelsy Davy, who partied hard with Harry at Kate and William’s wedding. She was that other blond fond of shabby chic, ciggies and G&Ts.

Why all the fuss about the 26-year-old polo-shirted, six-packed polo player? Everyone loves a bad boy and when the bad boy is a Prince, who could ask for more? He’s an adorable pink-cheeked, cheeky royal who knows when to use the little fork on the left and definitely knows how to use his charm with the ladies. He’s on TV more than Elton John… in his Nazi costume, at the clubs or when he’s actually doing helicopter training. It’s Harry and everyone’s wild about him.

He is more mediagenic than just about anyone else on the planet. Doesn’t matter if he’s in his Savile Row suit or grass-stained polo clothes, he’s the man. He’s money; you can bank on it.

No PR person could ask for more than a handsome bad boy with a great smile who’s game for anything… and just happens to be Prince of England.

One piece of PR advice for the hunky Harry: stay in plain sight. ‘Cause every digital camera, mic and cell phone is trained on you. Seems the world is your stage and your oyster. Just don’t blow it with another Nazi uniform. Yours fits just right.

Elbow, Elbow, Wrist, Wrist

With the looming nuptials of the Prince and soon-to-be Princess, the world is buzzing with wedding preparations. The Royal Public Relations Services have been working hard to fill our screens with pictures to play on our childhood fantasies of one day being Princess and get us excited for the big day.

But with the exception of Philadelphia native Princess Grace, who showed us our Princess dreams can come true, it’s not likely in the cards for most of us.  Why?  Mostly, because we chose to leave our British ancestry behind a wet trail of tea leaves, along with pretty much any chance of becoming a Princess.  Katewilliam

After reading (and reading…and reading) about this wedding, I’m starting to think being a Princess is not all it’s cracked up to be. Princess Catherine has lots of work ahead of her to be a royal. At first it just seemed a bit odd that she will no longer be Kate Middleton, but rather Princess Catherine and then I learned it will officially be "Her Royal Highness Princess William of Wales." No royal blood, no royal title.

All in all the wedding is exciting and has shown what a lot of good publicity can do. Between pre-game shows and celebrities in large hats eating appetizers and sipping champagne, the media frenzy itself is enough to entertain for hours.  

I haven’t seen a social media campaign executed so well since the presidential election. Did you know you can send a video message of congrats to the couple on the official YouTube Wedding Book?

With Twitter followers hanging on every word, a live stream of the wedding on YouTube, a Royal website … this is not your typical fairytale wedding. This wedding is going viral. Using all of today’s communications and social media tools to distribute their news, England is showing it’s not all cricket and scones. 

Thanks to the Twitter feed, we now know:

  • The Royal Invitation List (complete with Kate’s local bar owner and postman)
  • The Royal Seating Plan
  • And, The Royal Flowers

With all the hype, is there any place on the planet not planning a royal banquet to watch the royal wedding on the royal screen? And, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.  So, yes, we at zcomm have developed a royal contest, too. As regal as the royal party is, America has a special brand of ruling class all our own. Check it out to vote for these American “royals” and win $100 restaurant.com gift card.  And for the record, we will be holding a high tea and ordering in some scones here at zcomm to celebrate the wedding.