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features16AVERYBRITISH LOVE STORY Through ups and downs, the Queen and Prince Philip have been a constant. We reveal the secret of their relationship 19 HAVE A SIZZLING SUMMER Our guide to the season’s most spectacular events 26 WATCH MY LIPS… Glamour, pathos and fun for ventriloquist Nina Conti 28 CAW BLIMEY! They’re bright, love crisps and guard the Tower of London. Fiona Hicks visits Her Majesty’s ravens 34 THE JUNTA AT THE DOOR As Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Parliament, Ruth Ling recalls her family’s eviction from Burma 50 years ago 38 OFF ON HOLIDAY? SHH… DON’T TELL MUM! Jane Hills loves her mother, but how can she explain she doesn’t want to go away with her? 40 ‘IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING’ The return of big bands, wide dresses and swing dancing 42 A REAL ENGLISH ROSE Belvoir Castle is a beautiful backdrop to our fashion shoot carers special 69 THOSE WHO CARE Vanessa Berridge highlights the work of the UK’s carers 76 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY Why Amanda Waring is campaigning for older people


regulars7THELADYLOVES A selection of our favourite things 9 THE LADY ALMANAC 14 LETTERS, THE LADY & I AND CAT ON MATT 24 HER INDOORS AND HOROSCOPES 37 THE LADY GUIDE TO MODERN MANNERS 51 HOME HELP Hugh St Clair on pretty jugs and pitchers 52 FOOD IN THE FIELD Inspired recipes for summer picnics 54 WINES OF THE WEEK By Henry Jeffreys 55 ANTIQUES LETTERS AND COCO 56 GARDEN PLOTTING Sarah Langton-Lockton 58 DR JAMES LE FANU prescribes and Sof McVeigh dispenses 60 TRAVEL UK breaks and short courses for horticulturists 62 REVIEWS: BOOKS, FILM, THEATRE, RADIO, ART, BALLET AND MUSIC 93 CROSSWORD for solvers BRIDGE for dealers 94 QUICK CROSSWORD 95 LADYGRAM Your favourite puzzle 96 SU DOKU 98 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Q&A: JAMES MARTIN

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