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THE LADY established 1885 • No 6425

ContentsMAY Features 12 Jill Kennington

Regulars 6 Lady Loves...

The 1960s model tells us about the ups and downs of her roller-coaster life 28 Truly Majestic Join us in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen 38 Loyal Subjects Dogs and horses have been our monarch’s constant companions 45 Crowning Glory The Queen has been a one-woman boost for the British hat industry 47 Competition Win a signed copy of an hilarious new book 50 Fit for a Queen Holding a royal warrant is the ultimate seal of approval for a business 56 Our No 1 Cover Star The Queen has been a fixture in The Lady since her coronation 58 Victoria’s Paradise We take a look at the magnificent Balmoral Estate and gardens 70 Going for Gold What it’s like to be a first-time designer at Chelsea Flower Show 78 Make Britain Grate!

Delicious recipes using our regional cheeses 82 Royal Footsteps

Visit the places that have shaped the Queen’s life 85 Competition Win a year’s supply of

Babington’s tea 89 Competition

Win a five-star stay at Coworth Park 90 It’s Bath-time!

Garden delights 8 Her Indoors

Mary Killen 10 Letters 21 The Debate

Do too many cooks spoil the broth? 22 Modern Manners

Thomas Blaikie 24 The Curmudgeon My meals are becoming a bit of a dog’s dinner 26 Liz Hodgkinson There’s nothing wrong with cosmetic surgery 66 Gardener’s Diary

Ciar Byrne 68 Him on the Farm

Robin Page 74 Notes from a Kitchen Sue Bailey 76 Ivo Uncorked The mysterious fifth taste 92 Fashion Outfits for occasions 94 The Stylist

Armand Beasley 102 Health & Wellbeing Stephanie Unthank 132 Horoscopes Victor Olliver 146 First Impressions Queen of feelgood fiction Jill Mansell

Reviews 104 Bookshelf The best new novels and non-fiction 107 Books of Life

Maggie Alderson 108 Art

Roderick Conway Morris on the genius of Camille Pissarro 112 Theatre

Enjoy a weekend in Somerset’s historic Regency city 96 Health

Why looking after your gut is crucial for all aspects of your health

Georgina Brown 113 TV

Emily Ross 114 Films Jason Solomons 115 Radio

Louis Barfe



Puzzles 133 QuickCrossword,

Magic Squares and Codebreaker 134 The Ladygram

Challenge Win a Polish and Pamper set 138 Cryptic Crosswords,

Giant Wordsearch and Sudoku 140 Giant Crossword 142 Spot the Difference 143 Bridge 144 Solutions

Classifieds 118 Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more

Subscriptions 77 Subscribe and receive a free gardening glove and hand cream set




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