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Audrey Gruss Hosts A Book Launch for HRH Princess Michael of Kent

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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 Last Thursday, October 30th, Audrey Gruss hosted a small party at the 21 Club to celebrate HRH Princess Michael of Kent‘s new book “The Queen of Four Kingdoms.” The book is based on the Princess’ ancestors, fictionalizing details of England’s invasion of France in the 15th century and the King of Aragon’s quest to marry his daughter Yolande to Duke Louis II of Anjou in Provence.


At the party, Audrey Gruss introduced HRH Princess Michael of Kent by stating that she was one of the most educated and funny people she had the pleasure of knowing, Princess Michael then spoke a bit about the historical setting of the book; enthusiastically relaying the gory historical details of the book and touching upon the madness of the King. When Princess Michael began telling her guests that the King had not always been mad, jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane humorously chimed in with, “neither did I.” 


Guests 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 portion of all proceeds from the book will be donated to the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. HDRF’s mission is to fund cutting-edge, neuroscience research into depression. HDRFs’ annual fundraiser will be held on November 12.


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