Roddy Llewellyn
baronet
Roddy Llewellyn
Sir Roderic Victor Llewellyn, 5th Baronet is a British baronet, landscape gardener, gardening journalist, author and television presenter. He gained much notice for his eight year relationship with HRH Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, younger sister of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
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Patisso the patio king - Blackpool Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
His Southport garden is just the showcase his career needs, propelling him to the attention of Diarmuid Gavin, Stefan Buczacki, David Bellamy and Roddy Llewellyn, along with 75000 visitors, amateur and professional gardeners, who flock to the four-day
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70000 expected to flock to Southport Flower Show - ChesterChronicle.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Famous botanist David Bellamy will join well-known horticulturalists such as Sir Roddy Llewellyn, and Stefan Buczacki and the team from BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time will be on hand to give gardeners' advice. Former Atomic Kitten star Liz
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David Bellamy and Liz McLarnon among the guests for Southport Flower Show - Southport Visiter
Google News - over 5 years
And patrons Professor David Bellamy OBE, Professor Stefan Buczacki and Sir Roddy Llewellyn will be on hand with a warm welcome and advice on making the most of your garden. On the show's opening day on Thursday the focus is on horticulture,
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Glasto for grannies! The annual event for seniors hoping to get the most out ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Valerie Singleton is flogging computers on stand D14, while former royal favourite Sir Roddy Llewellyn is dispensing advice about petunias and weeds in the gardening area. Green Goddess Diana Moran, the former breakfast telly keep-fit guru,
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Rebekah Brooks arrested: Now it's lunch not dinner at No10 - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Llewellyn, or Roddy as he was jokingly known at college in a reference to Princess Margaret's lover Roddy Llewellyn, had to establish who knew what and when. The result: an empty chair where Llewellyn was meant to be sitting, next to Rachel Johnson,
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Masterchef Liz McClarnon to get green fingers at Southport Flower Show - Crosby Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The patrons of the show include Diarmuid Gavin, Sir Roddy Llewellyn, Professor David Bellamy OBE and Professor Stefan Buczacki. Merseyside-born Liz is currently starring in the musical Legally Blonde and plans to publish her first cookbook next year
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Why did Lord Glenconner Colin Tennant leave his millions to his manservant? - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Colin, who styled himself king of the island and often besported himself in a gilded crown, also nurtured Margaret's relationship with her young admirer Roddy Llewellyn. It was all so decadent that Colin, who had by then run through most of his
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THE LORD WHO LEFT A FORTUNE TO HIS SERVANT - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Princess Margaret entertained her toyboy Roddy Llewellyn there. Prince Andrew began his affair with Koo Stark on the island's beaches, Michael Douglas would high-dive off cliffs into the sea, while Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Lord Lichfield and Bryan
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IT'S MUSTIQUE FOR THE MIDDLETONS - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
The Princess felt liberated enough to conduct much of her affair there with gardener Roddy Llewellyn, and the island quickly attracted such villa owners as Mick Jagger, Tommy Hilfiger and David Bowie. “Mustique is now a great family destination,” adds
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Rose Week at Sudeley Castle, 20th - 26th June 2011 - Prfire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Described as the 'Most Romantic' garden England, Sudeley attracts visitors from around the globe and for 2011 Sir Roddy Llewellyn is joining the team as Garden Design Consultant. “I am delighted to have been asked to look after the gardens at Sudeley”
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Skilsmisse-skygger over Kate og Williams bryllup - Ekstra Bladet
Google News - almost 6 years
Efter skilsmissen fra Lord Snowdon kastede prinsessen sig ud i et kærlighedsforholdforhold til Roddy Llewellyn, der var 16 år yngre end hun - en affære, der bestemt ikke faldt i kongefamiliens smag. Prinsesse Anne, dronning Elizabeths eneste datter,
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My Kingdom For a Gin and Tonic
NYTimes - almost 12 years
MUSTIQUE, a private island that is as famous for its celebrity beachcombers as it is for its beaches, is less a place than a code word, a synonym for jetsetters' playground. Mick Jagger has a house there, just down the road from Tommy Hilfiger. And most memorably, once upon a time Princess Margaret of Britain frolicked there with her young lover,
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For Margaret, Cremation, As She Wished
NYTimes - about 15 years
Princess Margaret, a rebellious royal who broke with tradition to the last by insisting on cremation rather than burial, was mourned today at a funeral service at Windsor Castle outside London. The 71-year-old princess, who died last Saturday of complications after a stroke, had left closely scripted instructions for her own funeral. But she could
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PRINCESS MARGARET: ANOTHER CHAPTER IN A ROYAL STORY
NYTimes - about 35 years
Having spent most of her life playing the role of the royal family's most celebrated black sheep, Princess Margaret is settling into a far less controversial middle age. Roddy Llewellyn, the younger man with whom she had a seven-year friendship, is now married to someone else. The decision by her nephew, Prince Charles, to marry and start a family
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NOTES ON PEOPLE; New Bishop of London Named by Mrs. Thatcher
NYTimes - almost 36 years
A prelate who has publicly criticized both the royal family and Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Government was named yesterday as Bishop of London, regarded as the third highest post in the Church of England. He is the Rt. Rev. Graham Leonard, a 59-year-old religious conservative and social activist who has been serving as Bishop of Truro. He will
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roddy Llewellyn
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 61
    He succeeded his elder brother, Dai, to the Llewellyn baronetcy in January 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He was educated at Hawtreys School and Shrewsbury School.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 59
    He appeared on Gardeners' World in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1970s, Llewellyn recorded an LP called Roddy. This was an album of standards.
  • FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 42
    He presented The Home Show in 1990 and The Gardening Roadshow in 1992-1993 for Thames Television, amongst several other programmes.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 33
    He wrote columns for the Daily Star from 1981 to 1985, and The Mail on Sunday from 1987 to 1999.
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    On 11 July 1981, Llewellyn married Tatiana Soskin, a daughter of the film producer Paul Soskin, The couple have three daughters, Alexandra, Natasha, and Rosie.
    More Details Hide Details Alexandra, the eldest, is a designer and artist. In his twenties, Llewellyn studied horticulture at Merrist Wood Agricultural College in Surrey. Today, Llewellyn runs his own garden design company, Roddy Llewellyn's Garden Design. He regularly lectures, appearing at venues including the Retirement Show at Olympia, Glasgow and Manchester (chairing question and answer sessions), Dobbies Garden Centre ("Inspirational Ideas for the Garden"), Hereford Cathedral ("Interesting Ideas for the Garden"), Malvern Spring Gardening Show ("Who are better Gardeners - Men or Women?"), Cotswold Wildlife Park (series, "An Evening with the Gardening Experts 2005-2006"), Cholmondeley Castle ("Amusing Ideas for the Garden"), and the ship the Crystal Symphony (on a Garden Design Theme Cruise giving "themed lectures"). Llewellyn was a patron at the Southport Flower Show in 2006. Llewellyn has written various books, magazine articles, and newspaper columns on the subject of gardening. The magazines he has written for have included Heritage Homes in 2006, Country Life in 2005 and 2006, Country Illustrated in 2004 and 2006, Oxfordshire Limited Edition in 2006, The Lady in 2005, Eden Project Friends in 2004, and the Sunday Times in 2004.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 25
    Starting in 1973, Llewellyn, then 25, began an affair with Princess Margaret, then 43.
    More Details Hide Details The highly publicized eight-year relationship was a factor in the dissolution of the Princess's marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born in 1947.
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