The morning after a fire erupted at the Guards Polo Club stables in Windsor Great Park, Prince Charles strode resolutely to Easter services at St. George's Chapel Windsor with his younger son, Prince Harry, 11. During the fire, Prince Andrew and his estranged wife, Fergie, helped round up some 75 panicked polo ponies, while Charles, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth left Windsor Castle for the stables in order to investigate the disaster. "It was like the Grand National," reported one policeman.
Richard Gere may not adore photographers, but he and current squeeze, actress Carey Lowell (Sleepless in Seattle), showed no Primal Fear as they braved cameras at the L.A. premiere of his latest flick. On its opening weekend the courtroom drama knocked The Birdcage off its lofty perch atop the box office receipts list.
Comedian Sinbad sailed into view with Senait Ashenafi, who plays Keesha Ward on ABC's General Hospital, at a screening of Martin Lawrence's new film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, in L.A. Sinbad's own movie First Kid opens in August.
Titanic tenor Luciano Pavarotti, with his secretary and inamorata Nicoletta Mantovani, greeted fans at Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera, where he was starring in Andrea Chenier. "Despite a few problematic patches," The New York Times critic said, Pavarotti's voice was "formidable."
A crush of circus clowns and Kathie Lee Gifford made 'em laugh at a dinner for the National Conference of Christians and Jews in New York City. The Live with Regis & Kathie Lee star received the Irvin Feld Humanitarian Award for her charity work.