Maybe because her time is up and she’s leaving Los Angeles for another posting, the British Consul-General Dame Barbara

Rebecca Ferguson

Hay took the rare step of turning over her house and garden to Starz TV to throw a party for their new series The White Queen.

Already shown in Britain, The White Queen is a ten part adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s quartet of novels about the Wars of the Roses and the party’s guest of honour, mingling with a herd of Starz executives, journalists and showbiz bigwigs, was the White Queen herself, Rebecca Ferguson.

The 29-year-old Swedish actress, who has numerous sex scenes with Max Irons, who plays Edward 1V,  told me with devastating honesty: “Frankly it would have been boring without any sex scenes because we are telling a love story between two people and they happen to be two people in power, so it’s good sex.”

Rebecca, whose mother is English, and who has a perfect English accent, was paying a quick visit to Los Angeles from Budapest, where she is filming Hercules in which she plays a princess.

At the party she met Danny Huston and former James Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, the stars of another  TV series, Magic City.

It wouldn’t have been a British party without a mention of the royal baby, and sure enough Dame Barbara proposed a toast to Prince George, saying, “I hope our young prince is not going to live through quite such tumultuous times as Philippa Gregory writes about in her books.”

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