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Tatler UK August 2021

Tatler is mischievous, glamorous, intelligent and fun, providing an insider’s view of what is really happening in British society with a compelling mix of fashion, the arts, politics, people, parties and glamour.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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Monthly
43,24 kr.(Inkl. moms)
314,18 kr.(Inkl. moms)
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tatler contributors

Martha West In this month’s issue, Martha West recalls her experience of working as a delivery cyclist in London during lockdown. ‘If it’s balmy weather, being able to cycle in the evening sunshine, singing along to Princess Nokia, is fun,’ says Martha, who is following in her father Dominic West’s footsteps and becoming an actor, while also starting to write full-time. Who would her dream delivery customer be? ‘The only famous person from my area in Peckham is John Boyega. I’m a big fan and I bet he’d tip well – he seems like a top gent,’ she says. ‘Sadly, he’s probably ordering a takeaway in Hollywood or somewhere now.’ Charlotte Pearson Methven In this issue, Charlotte Pearson Methven pays tribute to her late father, the Argentine playboy, polo pro and erstwhile presence…

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tatler.com

BRIDE AND GROOMED After a subdued wedding season in 2020, glamorous nuptials are go. These are the ones to watch out for TATLER The Court Circular Sign up for The Court Circular newsletter and gain exclusive access to the latest royal news 2021’S FESTIVAL TRIBES Raver, rocker or TikTok teen bopper – which festival tribe will you be joining this summer? GOSSIP GIRL IS BACK A who’s who of the new kings and queens of New York’s social scene in HBO Max’s reboot of the hit TV show ROYALLY HOT EURO STYLE A fashion spotter’s guide to Europe’s chicest royals, including Princess Christian of Hanover SOANE RANGERS Why design lovers still hanker after the classical style of Sir John Soane and his contemporaries tatler.com PHOTOGRAPHS: ALEJANDRA ORTIZ/CASA DE ALBA/EFE; EUROPA PRESS/EUROPA PRESS VIA GETTY IMAGES; GARETH GARDNER; MATT CARDY/GETTY IMAGES; MEGA/GC IMAGES…

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building bridges

THERE COMES A TIME – generally at about half past eight in the evening – when one can’t be bothered to talk any more. You have chatted over cocktails and sat through dinner, but it’s still too early to escape to bed. Bridge, which has enjoyed a quiet resurgence during the pandemic, was invented for this moment. It allows you, as you re-enter the drawing room, to seek refuge in a four-seater bubble where conversation is optional, not expected. Yet you know, as you take your place and meet your partner, that you are not going to be bored. Cards are dealt, brandy poured. Soon, you are counting your points and weighing up your hand. You have entered a world where a queen can ruin you and where a lone knave…

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more of society’s big deals…

Politico club Michael Gove, Neil Mendoza, Henry Dimbleby and Susanna Gross make up one of the country’s most political bridge fours. They kept games going on Zoom throughout the lockdowns last year, with Neil beaming in from Oxford (where he is provost of Oriel College). Portland Club The most elite of London’s bridge fours gather at the Portland Club, which is based at the Army and Navy Club in St James’s Square. It’s a men-only club, but women are invited on the occasional evening. Playing continues until the early hours, with many a goulash deal doubling slams. Scottish club Shooting weekends at Dalmeny House are flimsy excuses for the non-shooting Neil Rosebery to trump the guns after dinner. The earl, 92, partners with his son-in-law Zia Mahmood (a former bridge world champion),…

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tatler tricks: a cards crash-course

The first surprise about bridge is the instructor: not the 70-year-old in cords and cashmere I had imagined, but rather a 6ft-something 29-year-old in jeans and leather bracelets. The second surprise is that bridge is actually… quite fun. I’d made my mind up about bridge before trying it. My parents loathe the game, which they think is exclusionary and boring. The first part is sort of true – you need four for bridge, so if there are more than four and fewer than eight at a party, people do get cut. I gather my three from the Tatler office: Louisa, Leaf and Eliz, in Leaf’s grandfather’s atmospherically book-lined, old-mannish flat. Our teacher is Rob Cobbold, who learnt bridge informally from his father (who was chairman of bridge at White’s) and formally from…

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papa was a playboy

GROWING UP ON NEW York’s Upper East Side in the 1980s, I wanted only one thing: to be like everyone else. Having a father who was a racy Argentine polo professional, and who ran with a fast crowd – he was named ‘the Bounder’ by the late Daily Mail diarist Nigel Dempster – feels somewhere between glamorous and amusing now. But back then, when I was straitjacketed by the conformism of youth, it was mortifying. Whenever someone asked me what my father did, I would blanch and change the subject. My father, Luis Basualdo, died last December, not from Covid, but from a lockdown-induced descent back into the problem drinking that had blighted, but also given colour to, his already extremely colourful life. When I was young, he was only ever…

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