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Tatler UK November 2018

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
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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parties

Rupert Adams, Nadja Swarovski & Eléonore DecauxLady Eloise Gordon-LennoxThe Countess of Snowdon & Lady Sarah ChattoArthur Chatto & Viscount LinleyThe Hon Flora Goodwin & Viscountess AstorMorvarid Sahafi & Laurent FeniouCaroline Brocklehurst & the Duke of RichmondNancy CaseGOOD TIMESLadies’ Day at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, and the Countess of Snowdon presented the inaugural Tatler Cup. Her son, Charles Linley, and nephew, Arthur Chatto, arrived for lunch in the Duke of Richmond’s box from the track, where they’d been driving Aston Martins. The Magnolia Cup colours were designed by Morvarid Sahafi, in a much-admired panther dress herself. Also looking sharp was Will Gordon-Lennox, wearing his father’s 1972 bespoke suit and giving betting tips to all. He confided it’s his ‘favourite week of the year’.The Marchioness of Milford Haven & the Duchess of…

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lord of the loch

I quite like to think of myself as an honorary Scot in some ways,’ says Eddy Downpatrick, tucking – appropriately enough – into a Scotch egg. ‘Some people have told me, too, so I’m not just making this up,’ he adds quickly. Bearded and slightly wild-looking, Eddy (or Lord Downpatrick, as he would never insist on being called) is the grandson of the Duke of Kent and a godson of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Like his first cousin twice removed (the Queen, as she does insist on being called), is rather taken with Scotland. So much so, in fact, that he has set up a men’s clothing and accessories brand, FIDIR, inspired by the Scottish Highlands and islands that he so adores.‘I just think that it’s something in…

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romancing the throne

The Duchess of Sussex (PHOTOGRAPH: DOUG PETERS/EMPICS/PRESS ASSOCIATION)When I think of what it means to be a modern princess, I think of Meghan Markle. While I’m wary of overloading expectation on just one woman, I greeted her arrival into the Firm with excitement and pleasure. How different her wedding, how connected they seem as a couple. Given the British throne’s history of whiteness and rightness, Meghan’s biracial identity, her relaxed American ways – but above all, her unswerving charity activism, plus the fact she lives in a palace means she’s something we’ve not seen before. Yes, she’s beautiful and privileged – but she’s a worker: a true restless girl, and I salute her.I never wanted to be a princess: I wanted to be a pub landlady. In the end, I…

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star struck

According to my friend Hedy Mowinckel, there’s nothing that can’t be explained through astrology: if you were born with Mercury in your eighth house you’re better at talking dirty; if Venus was in your 10th house you’re likely to become famous. Even people’s faces can indicate their star signs. Hedy says that Joaquin Phoenix has Scorpio eyes, while Keanu Reeves has a classic Virgo forehead. And she once told one of our friends that according to her birth chart she has the capacity for mystical levels of orgasm. The friend looked thoughtful – and broke up with her boyfriend two days later.But then, Hedy is an astrologer who goes by the professional name of Nymph of Neptune. She’s 27, lives in Chelsea and charges £150 a pop to advise fellow…

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socialite top trumps

The Social X-Ray is back and she is more powerful than ever. Eighteenth-century London had its duchesses and powerful patronesses, the Edwardian era its political hostesses, the 1920s belonged to the Emerald Cunards, while Eighties New York had its ladies who lunch. But in 21st-century London, if you don’t inhabit the social solar systems of these women, you are nothing. Be it politics, fashion or the arts, if three or more of them agree on a matter, then careers can be combusted, night clubs transformed into hot spots, book sales catapulted or collapsed; restaurants may flourish, yacht brokers rendered bankrupt, resorts suddenly bereft of all but the most outmoded guests. These women have power, and they wield it. But how do they get that power? Who’s in? Who’s out?To win…

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word perfect

(PHOTOGRAPH: IRVING PENN)GHOST WALLSarah Moss (Granta, £12.99)Moss’ slim, unnerving novel unfolds over a hot summer in Northumberland, where Silvie is living in a hut with her parents as part of an experiment in so-called ‘experiential archaeology’. Her tyrannical father is obsessed with prehistory and the notion of ‘native’ Britishness. His stories of bog people sacrificed by their communities exert an insidious pull over her imagination. An intense and menacing book – the sort that’s best read in one sitting.TURNED ON: SCIENCE, SEX AND ROBOTSKate Devlin (Bloomsbury, £16.99)‘Ever talked dirty to Siri? Ever got amorous with Alexa?’ asks Kate Devlin at the start this fascinating read. Sex robots have long been a sci-fi staple but they are now becoming reality. Devlin is a lively, waggish guide to these uncharted waters, tracing…

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