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Tatler UK

July 2021
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English
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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
tatler contributors

Davina Motion For this issue, Davina Motion, a contributing editor at Tatler, spent a day at the magnificent Castle Howard with young scion Blanche Howard. ‘It was closed to the public, so it was fantastic to see the house as more of a family home, without a sea of visitors,’ Davina says. ‘While Blanche was giving me a guided tour, there was a beautiful classical orchestra rehearsing in the Long Gallery,’ she adds. ‘It was as though we had actually stepped into a Bridgerton-worthy ball – but, sadly, Regé-Jean Page wasn’t waiting for us in the garden afterwards.’ Philip Eade Leading this month’s cover story, biographer Philip Eade pays tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh. Eade’s subjects have included Evelyn Waugh and a young Prince Philip – the latter catching his attention…

6 min.
the connected consort

The Yugoslavians Among the glossiest of Prince Philip’s relations are the Oxenbergs, the grandchildren of his first cousin Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (sister to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent). Olga’s daughter, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, 85, married the American Howard Oxenberg, with whom she had two daughters: Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg and the immensely entertaining writer Christina Oxenberg. Catherine’s debut role was in a made-for-television film about her cousin Prince Charles’s romance with Diana, whom she played. Her more recent public appearances, however, have been related to her attempts to extract her daughter India from the notorious cult NXIVM. The Greeks Prince Philip’s first cousin Paul of Greece became king in 1947 on the death of his childless older brother. He had three children, including Princess Sofia (who became queen of…

4 min.
isle be there…

AS RESTRICTIONS EASE AND aristos flock back to their beloved holiday houses in Scotland or the Isle of Wight for a spot of fishing, second-home-deprived socialites are quaking in their Penelope Chilvers clogs as they wait to see if they’ll be asked to stay. An island invitation is the ultimate in social kudos, and a spot on the guest list for one of these exclusive holidays is this summer’s must-have. From the Ardtalla estate on the Isle of Islay to a bohemian bolthole in the Balearics, here’s where the social set long to be… The Balearics Jack and Finn Harries, the twin sons of The Crown producer Andy Harries, holiday on their Ibiza farm, where guests include Jack’s girlfriend, Alice Aedy. Meanwhile, model Cora Corré (Vivienne Westwood’s granddaughter) flits between London and…

8 min.
show one’s metal

A SUNNY BANK HOLIDAY weekend. Lambs speckle the fields and moorhens dart across a shaded pond. The peaceful spring scene is interrupted by a demented beeping as the metal detector I’m wielding goes berserk. ‘Is it your shoe again?’ shouts my sister. It’s my shoe. Not since the antiquity-obsessed Victorians has Britain been so captivated by treasure hunting. Up and down the country, amateur archaeology is on the rise: Carey Mulligan set imaginations aflame in the Netflix film The Dig, about the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial; London mudlarks are combing the Thames foreshores; Roman villas are being unearthed in backyards (Luke Irwin’s, Martin Fiennes’s); Earl Spencer is taking diving lessons to search for a 900-year-old shipwreck. In 2019, 1,311 pieces of treasure were reported in the UK –…

6 min.
sloane changers: the mic effect

A BLONDE GIRL IN A FUR coat and dark glasses steps into a silver Rolls-Royce idling on an improbably sun-drenched street in central London. There’s a flash of a Gucci handbag, a snatch of royalty-free electro house music, then a croaky Old Harrodian purr: ‘Take me to Chelsea, please.’ And we’re off. So begins series one, episode one of Made in Chelsea, which first graced our screens in May 2011. ‘You may have heard rumours that Chelsea is an exclusive world of royals, aristocrats and playboys – where the gossip is as startling as the prices,’ the opening monologue coos. ‘Well, it’s all true.’ Except, of course, it wasn’t. And that was sort of the point. Made in Chelsea was only true in the way that Madame Tussauds is lifelike – an…

7 min.
mum’s the word

FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS, Yvonne Bailey-Smith has been happily ‘wallowing’ in her children’s many and vast successes. Her eldest, Zadie, is the once-in-a-generation author of such critically acclaimed novels as White Teeth, On Beauty and NW. Middle child Ben – best known by his stage name, Doc Brown – has been a rapper, comedian, screenwriter, children’s author and actor (you may have spotted him in Cleaning Up and the 2016 film David Brent: Life on the Road). Her youngest, Luke, is a rapper and writer. He is, in fact, working on a TV script in the next room, while his mother, sitting on a plush velvet sofa, chats openly over her mug of rooibos. ‘It’s amazing to have my own thing,’ says 67-year-old Bailey-Smith. She’s referring to her debut novel,…