Audrey Gruss Hosts Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”

Princess Michael of Kent, Audrey Gruss attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Princess Michael of Kent, Audrey Gruss attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Audrey Gruss hosted a reception at the 21 Club to celebrate HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s new book “The Queen of Four Kingdoms.” Based on the story of the Princess’ ancestors, the book fictionalizes details of England’s invasion of France in the 15th century and King Aragon’s quest to marry his daughter Yolande to Duke Louis II of Anjou in Provence.

Audrey Gruss introduced HRH Princess Michael of Kent stating that she was one of the most educated and funny people she had the pleasure of knowing and asked her to speak a little on the book. Princess Michael then took center stage and talked over the historical setting of the book. Her Highness enthusiastically relayed the gory historical details on the book and touched upon the madness of the King. When she stated that the King had not started off mad, Kenneth Jay Lane humorously piped up, saying, “neither did I.” The Princess continued to speak and raised a glass to thank everyone for attending.

Attendees included: Kenneth Jay Lane, Susan Gutfreund, Martin Gruss, Chuck Scarborough, Lee and CeCe Black, Mary McFadden, Elizbath Kabler, Margo Langenberg, Bonnie Evans Pfeifer, Sharon Bush, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Randi Schatz, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Jonathan and Somers Farkas, Geoffrey Bradfield, Nina Griscom, Michael Bishop, Ada de Maurier, Eric Javits, Cliff Martel and Louisa Benton.

A table was displayed with copies of “The Queen of Four Kingdoms” and throughout the evening HRH Princess Michael of Kent was on hand for personal signings. A portion of all proceeds from this book will be donated to the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. HDRF’s mission is to fund cutting-edge, neuroscience research into depression, an illness that affects hundreds of millions worldwide. HDRFs’ annual fundraiser will be on November 12.

 

 

Princess Michael of Kent, Chuck Scarborough attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Princess Michael of Kent, Chuck Scarborough attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Eric Javits, Margo Langenberg attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Eric Javits, Margo Langenberg attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Lee Black, CeCe Black attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Lee Black, CeCe Black attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Mayme Hackett, Geoffrey Bradfield attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Mayme Hackett, Geoffrey Bradfield attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Nina Griscom, Liliana Cavendish attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Nina Griscom, Liliana Cavendish attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Martin Gruss, Audrey Gruss attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Martin Gruss, Audrey Gruss attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Louisa Benton, Luisa Beccaria, Maggie Norris attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Louisa Benton, Luisa Beccaria, Maggie Norris attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Edgar Batista, Kenneth Jay Lane attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Edgar Batista, Kenneth Jay Lane attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Sharon Bush, Joanna Cutler, Susan Lloyd attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Sharon Bush, Joanna Cutler, Susan Lloyd attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Mary McFadden, Elizabeth Kabler, Margo Langenberg attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Mary McFadden, Elizabeth Kabler, Margo Langenberg attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Daniel de Maurier, Ada de Maurier,  Andreas Szabo attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Daniel de Maurier, Ada de Maurier, Andreas Szabo attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Luisa Beccaria, Audrey Gruss, Susan Gutfreund attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Luisa Beccaria, Audrey Gruss, Susan Gutfreund attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Bonnie Lynn Pfeifer, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Randi Schatz attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent's "Queen of Four Kingdoms" (Photo by PaulBruinooge)

Bonnie Lynn Pfeifer, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Randi Schatz attend Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s “Queen of Four Kingdoms”
(Photo by PaulBruinooge)

 

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