Tatler UK

February 2022

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.

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

Tracy Taylor With more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, American stylist Tracy Taylor has dressed everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Mary J Blige to Rachel Weisz. For this month’s cover story, she went to San Francisco to style The Morning Show star Gugu Mbatha-Raw. ‘Gugu was a total dream,’ she says. ‘She jumped right in like a pro. It was like she was one of the crew.’ Who has been Tracy’s most memorable subject over the years? Former president Barack Obama, she says. ‘He only let me change his tie, saying that his wife is the only person that dresses him.’ Patty Palmer-Tomkinson Brexit may have sparked the decline of the chalet girl, but hers has always been a life of ups and downs. In this issue, Patty Palmer-Tomkinson,…

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tatler’s little black book party

No one wanted the night to end. So when Tatler’s Little Black Book party with Michael Kors Collection began to wind down at Tramp, guests were discussing where to see in the dawn. During celebrations fuelled by Laurent-Perrier champagne, Casamigos picante cocktails, and lobster and chips, the country’s most eligible singletons were feted – among them three future dukes (St Albans, Rutland and Argyll), Tatler cover star Lady Lola Bute, Princess Diana’s nieces and Boris Becker’s son. So hot was the ticket that even some couples couldn’t keep away. The Hon Delphi Primrose, another Tatler cover star, brought boyfriend Freddy Knatchbull. Meanwhile, Algy Stanley revealed he was also in a relationship. ‘I’d better keep it down,’ he laughed. ‘I might get thrown out.’ No fear of that for Lady Eliza and…

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a literary feast

The toast of London society gathered in Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon to celebrate the publication of Jane Churchill and Emily Astor’s Entertaining Lives – a new cookbook containing the private recipes of Nancy Astor and her niece Nancy Lancaster. Henry Wyndham swept over to greet the Duchess of Cornwall; Charles Delevingne and Tomasz Starzewski listened intently to the speeches; Ali Spencer-Churchill declared his mother ‘the new Delia Smith’; and the Duke and Duchess of Richmond sped off to have something from the book cooked for them for supper.…

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family fortunes

Is there anything that Natalie Livingstone can’t do? Fresh from hosting the world’s most dazzling literary festival, the historian and chatelaine of Cliveden released her second book, The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty. ‘It was a tremendous relief,’ Natalie said of finishing the book, which took six years to write and explores the sidelined women of the famous family. ‘I will finally have something else to talk about.’ A glamorous crowd of 100 guests descended on The Mayfair Townhouse for the launch. June Sarpong gave Natalie an impromptu lesson on ‘how to Instagram’ but it was Natalie’s five-year-old daughter who stole the show – she spent the evening signing books for her mother.…

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FIT FOR PURPOSE The chicest kit, the best trainers and the gyms that go the extra mile: here’s how the social set stay in shape FABULOUS AT 40 As the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates the big 4-0, we look back at her best decade so far SUMPTUOUS STAYS Luxury island retreat or chic city sanctuary? Find your perfect match among these smart-set hotels THIS OLD THING? From Cyrano to Downton Abbey: A New Era, these are the best period dramas to watch now SEEING STARS Shelley von Strunckel peers into her crystal ball to reveal how ritzy your next 12 months will be TATLER The Court Circular Sign up for The Court Circular newsletter and gain exclusive access to the latest royal news tatler.com PHOTOGRAPHS: BEN BLACKALL/FOCUS FEATURES, LLC; CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY IMAGES; FOUR SEASONS; LUC BRAQUET; PHOTO MEDIA/CLASSICSTOCK/GETTY IMAGES…

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give us a clue

HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING attention? Can you remember which society belles were in Lamu, Laylow and the Little Black Book? Do you know who Princess Nut Nut is? Or do recollections vary, as the Queen famously said of Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah? The Tatler quiz has 24 social brainteasers for you. Is your knowledge up to scratch? 1 Who was stopped from inheriting $250 million by their grandfather? a) Oscar Dunbar b) The Hon Celeste Primrose c) Damian Hurley 2 Whose father was said to have a bad shoulder, which prevented him from attending his daughter’s wedding? a) Lady Kitty Spencer b) Kitty Jenks c) Paris Hilton 3 Who owns the London restaurant where a table of four racked up a dinner bill of £37,023 in October? a) Giorgio Locatelli b) Richard Caring c) Salt Bae 4 What did Prince George…