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Going, going, gone guy

There aren’t many people who count both the young Royals and Jay Z among their associates. But Alexander Gilkes does. Tall, suave and with the glow of a globetrotting member of the art world’s premier league, the 35-year-old attended Eton at the same time as Prince William and is good friends with Princess Eugenie (on whom more later). ‘Jay’, meanwhile, he knows from his time working for Krug, when he was tasked with giving the rapper a tour of the champagne house’s vineyards. He is, says Gilkes, ‘disarmingly charming’….READ MORE

Photography by Paul Stuart