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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Spilt Royal Soup
'Never Darken My Dior Again' - Beatrice Lillie one liner.
Location: Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA
Description: London and Royalty go hand in hand - there are many buildings, places, occasions associated with the monarchy and of course none more so than Buckingham Palace.
And it was here that actress Beatrice Lillie - noted for her stage work in revues and light comedies - found herself enjoying a splendid meal. However, her luck was to change when a hapless waiter spilt soup on here model gown and then attempted to mop it up...
To which Beatrice muttered the legendary words...'Never Darken My Dior Again'!