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Best 31-2021

Best delivers a varied and lively mix of ideas and inspiration to inform and entertain real women and help them get more out of every aspect of their busy lives. Best is topical, practical, offering more variety than any other weekly by embracing traditional topics in a modern way.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
gorgeous george

Sitting on the bonnet of a Land Rover, a vehicle synonymous with his great-grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, brought back memories of my own grandfather at George’s age (my great-grandfathers were long gone)… OK, I wasn’t a princess, so I doubt any prince of the realm will ever be dropped off at London Zoo to roam around with his six-year-old sister. But, after he retired from the police, my grandad, Fred, worked as a zookeeper. He loved animals – from the wildlife at the zoo to donkey rides on Hampstead Heath – almost every childhood outing involved animals. Do you have any childhood memories of your (great) grandparents you’d like to share? You do wonder what Prince Philip would make of his own grandson, Prince Harry (see page 10), this week, but we…

4 min
start your week with a smile

1 KEEPING IT COOL… This gorgeous little rescue dog from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home knows exactly how to keep cool when temperatures soar! Frozen fruit cubes are a great way to keep your pooch cool on hot days! That’s if you don’t get to them first – yum… 2 Who wowed the crowd? After over a year of uncertainty, red carpet events are back in dramatic fashion. We can’t get enough of 63-year-old Sharon Stone’s floral Dolce & Gabbana frock, while feathers were the detail of the day for Kimberley Garner, 30, in Rami Kadi, and Jodie-Turner-Smith, 34, in Gucci. True showstoppers! 3 CONGRATS, EAMONN! Huge congrats in are in order for best columnist Eamonn Holmes, who has become a grandad! The emotional 61-year-old, who is presenting This Morning with wife Ruth Langsford over the…

2 min
susanna – piling on the pounds!

Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid recently said that having a single chocolate bar is not enough to satisfy her when she needs a sweet treat – and don’t we know the feeling! After pointing to her stomach, she jokingly stated, ‘I mean look at the lockdown pounds. It’s all below the desk.’ The 50-year-old TV host opened up on her eating habits, as plans to slap huge taxes on sugary and salty foods were discussed – a move that will send prices rocketing and could cost every household an extra £172 a year! Susanna opened up on the ITV morning show during a debate with cohost Richard Madeley, who hilariously moaned about the shrinking size of a Mars bar over the years saying, ‘It’s now a little stick!’ Susanna added: ‘Yes, well, when I…

2 min
how much more can kate take?

After all that’s gone on in the Garraway household over the past year and a half, you’d have thought GMB’s Kate would have caught a break by now. But no – not yet. The TV presenter’s London home, she revealed recently, was one of those which fell victim to the recent storms that battered Britain, pre-heatwave – just as she was planning to host a party for her son Billy’s 12th birthday on 28 July. The 54-year-old – who also had a hospital dash with her mum in June when she took a nasty tumble on the beach – has spent the time trying to dry out the house. It must have been terribly stressful – and the man she might normally have turned to in such an emergency, especially as her…

5 min
harry’s latest bombshell

As she prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday next Wednesday (4 August), it’s easy to imagine Meghan Markle looking back and thinking, ‘Just how did I get here?’ In the space of a decade, she has gone from being a struggling actress from a middle-class American family – to one of the most famous women in the world. But one who will be remembered for playing a part in the seismic rift between Prince Harry and the British Royal Family. Now, with the news that Harry has taken the unprecedented step of writing a memoir about his life – as he puts it, ‘not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become’ – it appears less likely than ever that the strained relationship between Harry and the…

4 min
‘it’s about time we all had a holiday!’

Fancy jetting off to somewhere where the sun is hot and the drinks are cool? If you saw last Saturday’s launch show, you’ll know that’s what the lucky contestants on BBC game show Take Off hope to do – as they join hosts Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh, to compete to win some luxury holidays. Now we are all able to travel again, restrictions notwithstanding – Holly, 40, and Brad, 61, were only too happy to return to the holiday-themed show, where contestants play games and complete quizzes to secure their trip to a dream destination. With special category ‘priority passengers’ rewarding community works, the show will have you crying, as well as laughing. So, relax, sit back, buckle up, and prepare for take-off as comedian and The Chase star Bradley…