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The Downton Effect

Living Large Peek inside the magnificent English estates that star in The Crown and Bridgerton

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Little Britain, Part I

Harry the Conquering Hero The prince comes to the rescue to “protect” his grandmother the Queen and ensure the “right people” are around her

Nothing Sacred

Messing with Perfection In the latest affront to musical history, Cat Power is covering Bob Dylan’s 1966 concert at the Royal Albert Hall


But First…

The View from Here Liz Truss’s catastrophic 45 days as British prime minister have set the stage for a Tarantino-like face-off for her replacement. Brexit-stung Europeans look on in bemusement

Small Talk

“Anyone Seen the Beefeater Gin Guy?” Queen Elizabeth headed one of the world’s biggest brands. It’s only right that advertising heads of state come to mourn her

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Books

The Roaring 20s’ Jewel

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Air Mail Diary

Prince William’s Eyebrow-Raising News Peg And other strange news about these curious days …

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The Royal Soap Opera

The Andrew Formerly Known as Prince A convicted Libyan gun smuggler, a royal introduction to a pedophile, a $50 million lawsuit—it’s just another week for Andrew

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Best

Nette Light

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Air Mail Diary

Russia’s Rich Hunt for New Homes Plus, are Swedes rude? And other strange news about these curious days …

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Into the Garden

For the Love of Roses Today’s rose fanatics—and there are a lot of them—join a fan club that stretches from Sappho to Shakespeare to Empress Joséphine

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Megxit Follies

Keeping Up with the Sussexes In the parallel universe of the super-rich, can Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand their ground?

Icons of Style

The Last Empress How has Denise Hale managed to maintain her grip over San Francisco society?


The Perfect Ending

Bette Midler The entertainer and activist answers 53 of life’s most pressing questions

Air Mail Diary

Prince William’s Eyebrow-Raising News Peg And other strange news about these curious days …

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Inside Story

When Marilyn Went British In a 1956 trip to England, Marilyn Monroe sowed the seeds of divorce with Arthur Miller, battled with Laurence Olivier on set, and snagged an audience with the Queen

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The Drama Continues …

Failure to Launch Having returned to Santa Barbara, and with Prince Harry’s memoir and Meghan’s podcast underway, what’s next for the unroyal couple?

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But First…

The View from Here Dandyish Cecil Beaton was an unlikely choice for royal photographer. But his portraits of Elizabeth gave a nation in crisis the monarch it needed

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Take Five

Henry Louis Gates Jr. The historian and literary critic on what he’s seeing, reading, watching, and listening to—plus the gadget he can’t live without

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Air Mail Diary

Trump Admits He Is Depressing And other strange news about these curious days …

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Books

Line of Duty

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Social Studies, Part One

Cult of Personality How did a dancing social-media star with 1.3 million followers get “brainwashed” by a Christian fundamentalist and self-styled “Man of God” who once made a film starring Meghan Markle?

Style

A Shake-up on Savile Row With charm, panache, and style, bespoke tailor Daisy Knatchbull is infiltrating one of London’s oldest boys’ clubs


Modern Times

Lady Macboris Booed by crowds of onlookers at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, is Carrie Johnson the master puppeteer, or just a shallow social climber with expensive taste in wallpaper?

Food

The Never-Ending Dinner Party At Sally Clarke’s eponymous restaurant, in Notting Hill, the good times rage on

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