After the special event for The High Society, ‘Mama Michelle’ throws a party at the palace for the Infantas of Castille

Published: October 14, 2013 at 2:20am

I had better not comment. Oh, go on, I will – just a teeny-weeny one. MAMA MICHELLE? What in God’s name is she trying to do there – kill off her sex-life with an arsenal of machine-guns?

And another one: what was the bad-weather venue going to be? The Auberge de Castille? Perfect, wouldn’t you say, for Spanish princesses.

It’s amazing how those Muscats are now even freeloading their children’s birthday parties off the state. Who did the catering – Peter Paul Zammit’s men?

Twins birthday party invitation

49 Comments Comment

  1. etil says:

    Oh Mamie oh mamie,blue oh mamie blue. Hope Mama Michelle is footing the bill. These people are just incredible.

  2. Gahan says:

    Were the caterers volunteers in uniform?

  3. sm says:

    You are missing the Freudian slip.

    What is the title of a Mama to princesses?

  4. Joe says:

    Maybe she should have invited some of the immigrant children. At least she would have done something worthwhile, instead of just relentlessly showing off.

    • La Redoute says:


      She should have cancelled the whole do, carted whatever she’d spent our money on to Hal Far, and got her children to help dish it all out.

  5. krakatoa says:

    Spanish princesses with French names – hawwadni ha nifhem.

  6. Natalie says:

    Such parasites. Birthday parties should be held at home not in nationally important locations.

    This is similar to the President’s nephew baptism plakka at San Anton.

  7. helen says:

    Put a beggar on horseback…

  8. La Redoute says:

    Who paid for the event including catering, service, utility bills and security staff?

    While this was going on, bewildered children were shipped shoeless (and at least one without clothes) to anonymous cabins in Hal Far, and were helped only by charity handouts.

  9. anthony says:

    Las Infantas de Castilia.

    In English, The Elephant and Castle.

  10. canon says:

    Is Mama Michelle going to commemorate the occasion with a marble plaque, like Grandpapa George Abela at Verdala Castle?

  11. Lorry says:

    Kollox taghhom sar. U bla hlas. Isthu jekk tafu.

  12. Osservatore says:

    For you see, “Chinese Princesses” or “Indian Princesses” were both considered to be in rather bad taste given the current state of affairs arising from Papa Joe’s way of doing things.

  13. curious says:

    Within twenty-fours from the announcement of the PS bid winners, the storage ship has already been contracted.

    “Yorgen Fenech, a director at Gem Holdings, the Maltese company with a 30 per cent stake in the winning consortium, said the specialised storage ship has already been contracted.”

    Point 2. Why was the PN government pressured into moving the Qajjenza gas depot? Isn’t this floating depot a thousand times more hazardous? Is there still a local council in Marsaxlokk?

  14. Bon Ton says:

    Did Mark Micallef arrange to fly out for the smart event with the Infantas from the Palacio Real de Madrid? Tiaras all round, I expect.

  15. Chris Portelli says:

    Was Papa Bear there too, dressed as a Spanish prince?

  16. S. Cuschieri says:

    oh dear Lord!

  17. albona says:

    Comment not related to this article:

    On page 14 of today’s Corriere della Sera (only in the print edition) there is a scathing attack on Muscat and on the island’s response to the rescue of human lives in the Med.

    The article is by Luigi Offeddu

  18. Steve says:

    I don’t agree with it, though didn’t Dr. Gonzi’s son have his wedding reception there too?

    [Daphne – A wedding reception for a son or daughter of the house is the ONE thing that’s acceptable, Steve. And tu quoque logical fallacies are always unacceptable. In January, Mrs Muscat’s husband turns 40. We can expect another state-sponsored bash and Mrs Muscat is probably in deep debate with her party planners even as we speak. This will be for The Highest Society.]

    • CC says:

      Even most of Fenech Adami’s children had a wedding reception at Girgenti and the Labour media were all over the place in condemnation about it. This time we’re going to have a birthday party each year out of state funds. Not to think about some lavish over-the-top First Holy communion party coming up soon.

      • curious says:

        Labour media were even critical whenever there was a state function, let alone a family wedding. Imma issa kollox sar tajjeb.

        Apart from political considerations, this will not be beneficial for the twins’ upbringing. Family events should strictly be kept private especially when the children are of such a young age.

    • Steve says:

      For sure. Agree with you 100%.

    • Natalie says:

      A wedding reception may be marginally acceptable but I still don’t approve of it.

    • Gahan says:

      Let’s be fair, Girgenti is the official residence of the prime minister. He can go and live there with his family, if he wants to. This is like 10 Downing Street is for the British. I will only object and raise my eyebrows if the party was paid by the taxpayer. Whether these two adorable twins are being spoilt is another story.

  19. TinaB says:

    U dawk il-merhla naghag, Privitera et al jifirhu, ghax qalulhom li ha jiffrankaw ftit ewri fuq il-kont tad-dawl.

  20. Plutarch says:

    With El Corto Farrugia dressed up in hose as a palace flunkey?

    • anthony says:

      Las Meninas all over again.

    • john says:

      The Spanish monarch always kept a dwarf or two at court. See ‘Las Meninas’ by Velazquez with the Infanta and her retinue, which includes a couple of dwarfs.

      It’s all beginning to fall into place. King Joseph’s court would be incomplete without El Corto.

  21. tinnat says:

    Does she equate herself with Princess Letizia, and her husband with Don Felipe? In terms of elegance, style, decor, education and just about everything else I can think of, they are not even close.

  22. Catherine says:

    Did they hand out alms to the peasant-folk in nearby farms?

  23. David Meilak says:

    You can see Mama Michelle’s thinking here: if her girls are princesses, then she’s the Queen, consort to King Joseph the First.

    • anthony says:

      No she is not the reina yet.

      The Burmarrad dynasty is not formally established.

      Joseph is still The Young Pretender.

  24. P Shaw says:

    Will the catering be automatically free of charge? Or will it be given fro free by a sucker for a future government contract?

  25. H.P. Baxxter says:

    Some people need to be reminded that vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas.

  26. Timon of Athens says:

    Mama Michelle, the Queen of Girgenti. Miskina kemm qatt ma rat xejn.

    The guests must have spent a fortune on costumes and gifts, instead of donating the money for a good cause as mentioned above.

  27. just me says:

    All girls are princesses to their mothers but there are some young princesses at Hal Far who do not know what has become of their Mama.

    How about trying to help them, Mama Michelle, and teach your princesses a lesson in compassion? This will be much more valuable to them in the formation of their character than a stupid party.

  28. L.GATT says:

    Mama is the queen of crassness. Isn’t it tempting to mass sms her with replies?

  29. Len says:

    Were the Spanish princesses told the story of how Papa Bear left the King of Spain waiting, then held out his hand and said, “Sorry I’m late, but there was a lot of traffic”?

  30. John Gingell Littlejohn says:

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    [Daphne – Just use the FB button beneath each post, or copy the link and upload that directly.]

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