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TATLER EDITOR’S NOTE
By Annabel Sampson
The Marchioness of Bath stars in a costume drama at Longleat on the January cover
There’s a new era dawning at Longleat – and a new Marchioness. Strictly’s Emma Weymouth, now Emma Bath, opens up about spending lockdown with the lions and the family’s wildly ambitious plans for the estate
Viscountess Weymouth is now the Marchioness of Bath – the most glamorous title in all of Britain – and the cover of the January issue, starring in a costume drama at Longleat. Photographed by Simon Emmett and styled by Sophie Pera on location at the 128-room Elizabethan palace built by her husband’s ancestor, Sir John Thynne. In the shoot as in life, the 34-year-old is every inch the glamorous Marchioness rewriting the history books dressed in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda and Pomellato jewellery.
Emma’s ascent to such a significant position in the British aristocracy is a landmark moment and while she is deeply respectful of her new title, she’s a reluctant role model. She tells Tatler’s Danielle Lawler: ‘Where I have been discussed in a positive light, as positive change, I’m grateful for being included in the conversation. I see my role as a practical thing: as a wife, mother and someone with a responsibility to maintain this incredible estate. I aspire to a future where [my skin colour] is not a defining characteristic.’
Elsewhere in the January issue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s brother, Max, a chip off the old block, speaks to Francesca Carington about family loyalty and his plans to take centre-stage. Andrew Bullock meets Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, India’s only openly gay royal. And, upfront, its Brides Wed revisited in a look back at 2020s most glamorous society weddings. And, pulling the magnifying glass up to Westminster, Whitehall correspondent Sebastian Payne untangles the ties that bind Boris Johnson’s power posse.
More information on Tatler’s January 2021 issue here