HELLO! magazine 1696

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in this issue

13 min
blissfully based at her organic estate outside rome ilaria venturini fendi on changing lives with her chic eco-friendly fashion and stylishly sustainable designs

‘I’m very proud of my surname but as a little girl, I didn’t harbour any dreams of becoming a designer myself’ Fendi: the mere mention of the name conjures up images redolent of indulgence, luxury and style. A post-war powerhouse in iconic design, exquisite craftsmanship and technical innovation, the world-famous fashion brand started life as a single boutique before going global thanks to the vision and flair of five hardworking sisters. ‘Casali del Pino was key to my change of lifestyle. It was love at first sight. It seemed a little neglected, as if it were waiting for my attention’ Third-generation scion Ilaria Venturini Fendi is fiercely proud of her name, her legacy and her “sprawling tribe of aunts, uncles and cousins”, she tells us, but after working in the family business overseeing…

7 min
ahead of a fun-filled summer with family the duchess of cambridge lights up wimbledon before cheering on england in the euros

Her weekend began with her husband Prince William at her side for the ladies’ singles final Surrounded by A-listers at Wimbledon and Wembley, the Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a weekend of top-flight sport before settling down to the long summer holidays with her beloved family of five. Kate graced the Royal Box at both venues on her last public engagements before taking a break with her three children at the start of their more than eight weeks off school. With Prince George, who turns eight on July 22, and six year-old Princess Charlotte having finished at Thomas’s Battersea, and Prince Louis, three, having ended term at The Willcocks Nursery, she was no doubt looking forward to pausing her official duties to focus on the role she relishes more than any other – motherhood. Keen…

3 min
with prince william leading the way england’s three lions players and public come together to call out racial abuse

‘It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now’ The Duke of Cambridge Summing up the feelings of the nation, the Duke of Cambridge sent a passionate message of support to England’s footballers when players were racially abused following the team’s defeat in the Euro 2020 final. “I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match,” he tweeted. “It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable.” Prince William was with his wife the Duchess and their son Prince George, who turns eight this week, at Wembley Stadium to see the nail-biting final, which attracted a TV audience of almost 31 million – the highest British…

2 min
‘don’t face it alone’

Tessy Ojo is chief executive of The Diana Award. She says the charity’s new anti-bullying campaign Don’t Face It Alone, which provides advice and resources to support young people and is backed by 10, Downing Street, Facebook and Microsoft, could not have come at a better time. ‘Our young people see racism around them and know it’s a reality’ ‘As a family, we watched this match together and when Marcus Rashford missed his penalty, my daughter Keren said: “That’s it, he’s going to get it.” Then, when Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed their penalties too, she and my 15-year-old nephew Alex predicted what was to follow. They knew they would receive racial abuse as a result. Our young people see racism around them. They know it’s a reality. It’s a sad, shameful…

1 min
alexandra burke perfectly in tune with new role

With the entire theatre industry in need of a revival, news that the latest production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was finally opening at the London Palladium was music to the ears of fans of West End shows, and of its stars. “Tonight’s the night,” Alexandra Burke wrote on Instagram ahead of her debut as the narrator. “So scared but literally about to have the best time on stage.” Joining her were Jac Yarrow as Joseph, and Jason Donovan (pictured together, far right) – the former Neighbours star took the title role in the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice hit in 1991 (right), and was delighted to be back playing Pharaoh. Calling theatre “a bit of therapy” for audiences post-Covid, the actor and singer explained: “In a way, musicals are…

1 min
shirley ballas puts in a marathon effort to help a good cause

She is currently appearing on Cooking With the Stars, but Shirley Ballas has a burning desire of a different sort – to take on the London Marathon. While last year’s broken ankle means she is not in the running for a crack at the 26.2-mile course this October, Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge is keen to step up to the challenge in future. “It’s on my bucket list,” she said. In the meantime, Shirley will be swapping her scoring paddles for pompoms (above) and leading the cheer squad for the Virgin Money London Marathon’s official charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. The 60-year-old Queen of Latin’s decision to go green for the good cause came from close to her heart. “My mother had colon cancer, which was such a scary time, and I’ve had…