TENNIS sensation Emma Raducanu is having an ace time after winning The US Open — and the ball’s in her court when it comes to love. The 18-year-old tops Tatler’s annual list of the most eligible people in Britain.
She heads a top 10 that includes Posh and Becks’ middle son Romeo, Bridgerton hunk Regé-Jean Page and Boris Becker’s son Elias. And the posh mag has some tips for anyone interested in trying to date Emma. Here are the hottest young names to know.
1. EMMA RADUCANU, 18
EMMA Raducanu became a household name overnight after winning the US Open in September.
Her victory over Canadian Leylah Fernandez made her the first British woman to win a grand slam since 1977.
As well as scooping £1.8million in prize money, the teen has signed a multi-million-pound deal with Tiffany & Co and become an ambassador for Dior.
Since reaching the final of the US Open, Emma has posed for Vogue magazine and attended the celeb-studded Met Gala in New York.
She was raised in Bromley, Kent, by her Chinese mother Renee and Romanian father Ian, who both work in finance.
She speaks fluent Mandarin, Romanian and English as well as holding dual British and Canadian citizenship.
Although single, Emma was linked to singer HRVY who insists they are just buddies.
He said: “I’ve spoken to her since she won. What an absolute star. She’s amazing.
“We chat all the time. We’re close. We’re good friends.
“She is a lovely girl and she makes me proud to be British.
“She’s waving the flag for us. She’s a talented young girl in the sports industry and she created a really amazing awareness.”
2. THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER, 30
AS Prince George’s godfather, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 30, is not only rich but extremely well-connected.
When his father, Gerald, died in 2016, he inherited 300 acres of property in the UK’s richest areas in London’s Mayfair and Belgravia.
The property mogul appeared in this year’s Sunday Times rich list and is worth an eye- watering £10.054billion.
He is good friends with the royal family and Prince Charles is his godfather.
When Prince George was born, he was named godfather to the future King.
For his 21st birthday, he invited 800 chums including Prince Harry to his family home Eaton Hall in Cheshire to enjoy a £40,000 comedy set from Michael McIntyre.
But he also is charitable – in April 2020, the duke donated £10million in support of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the NHS, having donated £2.5million the previous month to help the vulnerable.
He went to school with his on-off girlfriend Harriet Tomlinson.
3. LADY LOLA BUTE, 22
LADY Lola might be the life and soul of the party but is more into wellness than wining and dining.
In July last year she enjoyed an Ibiza getaway with pals to celebrate one year of sobriety.
She wrote: “A year ago yesterday was the day my life really started.
“I made a decision to change for the better and I feel so grateful and lucky to have had a second chance.”
The It Girl decided to become clean living after the suicide of her long-term boyfriend Kai Schachter-Rich in March 2019.
She set up a charity, the Eternity Movement, to break the stigma of suicide, addiction and mental health.
Lola was criticised for travelling from London to her family home in Scotland for Christmas 2020.
Her father, ex Formula 1 driver Johnny Dumfries, passed away in March having been suffering from cancer.
He had won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1988 at the age of 62.
4. ELLIAS BECKER, 22
SON of German tennis star Boris Becker and fashion designer Barbara Feltus, Elias
was signed to Select Model Management after moving to the UK from America to study film-making at Roehampton University, while living with his dad in London.
He grew up in Miami and Atlanta and is now both a DJ known as E.Current and a model for Burberry.
The 6ft hunk has modelled for Calvin Klein alongside supermodel Hayley Bieber.
But Elias admits he doesn’t have time for a girlfriend at the moment.
He said: “I don’t have a girlfriend because I don’t think it’s necessary.
“I’m too distracted right now. Maybe I’ll get a girlfriend in a year or two, who knows?”
5. LADY LOUISE WINDSOR, 17
LADY Louise Windsor is 16th in line to the throne – and may soon become a Princess.
The teen must choose if she’d like to take the title by her 18th birthday next month.
She was first catapulted into the public eye when she was bridesmaid for her cousin Prince William’s wedding in 2011.
She had a unique bond with her late grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh as they both shared a passion for carriage racing.
This year she did AS Levels – the first year of AS levels – in English, History, Politics and Drama but her results were kept private.
She is passionate about the environment and took part in a beach clean in Portsmouth last year.
She said: “Everything has got worse this year because everyone has gone back to non-reusable, non-recyclable plastic cups.”
6. REGÉ JEAN PAGE, 31
ACTOR Regé-Jean found fame this year as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, in steamy Netflix period drama Bridgerton.
His explicit sex scenes with Phoebe Dynevor saw 82million households tune in to the series.
But Rege-Jean will not be in the next season of the show – and has now been tipped as one of the favourites for the next Bond.
Bookies have placed the actor at 11/2 to succeed Daniel Craig as 007 following the latest Bond film, No Time to Die.
Page has been dating copywriter Emily Brown, 30, since before he starred in Bridgerton and owns a £800,000 house in north London.
7. PRINCESS DIANA'S NIECE, LADY ELIZA SPENCER, 29
HER aunt was Princess Diana and Lady Eliza seems to have inherited her timeless beauty.
She is the daughter of Diana’s brother Charles Spencer and his first wife, former model Victoria Aitken, and grew up in South Africa.
Last year she moved to London to be closer to her father with long-term boyfriend Channing Millerd.
Lady Eliza’s identical twin sister Lady Amelia is engaged to partner of 12 years Greg Mallet.
Eliza said: “I’m happy to celebrate Amelia and her engagement while I wait my turn.”
In 2018, Eliza attended Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle – but sister Amelia did not go.
And she supported her older sister Lady Kitty as she was married this year to fashion tycoon Michael Lewis, 62, in a lavish ceremony in Italy.
8. ROMEO BECKHAM, 19
ROMEO has inherited his mum Victoria’s sense of style and his dad, footy star David’s left foot.
The 19-year-old has been dubbed the “trendiest Gen-Zer on Instagram” by Tatler due to his oversized hoodies and bleach blond hair.
While Romeo played tennis throughout his teens, he has decided to follow in the footsteps of his dad and become a footballer.
Now living in Miami, he has signed for third-tier US club Fort Lauderdale CF and made his debut on the pitch last month. His first match as right winger was a 2-2 home draw with South Georgia Tormenta FC.
When he’s not on the pitch, he is modelling for Saint Laurent and Burberry.
His girlfriend of two years Mia Regan is also a model for trendy brands Pretty Little Thing and eytys.
His godparents – and brother Brooklyn’s – are Elton John and Liz Hurley.
9. BRITISH VOGUE FASHION DIRECTOR JULIA SARR-JAMOIS, 33
FASHION expert Julia regularly tops best dressed lists.
The London-born half-French, half-Senegalese stylist dropped out of art school to start her career at i-D magazine aged just 19.
Two years later she had worked her way up to fashion editor, before taking roles at Wonderland and Vogue.
Julia has styled campaigns for Chanel, Hermes, Moschino, Sonia Rykiel and Topshop and, according to Tatler, has a great eye for Seventies Italian interiors.
She lives in Oval, south London in a converted monastery but keeps her love life under wraps.
10. THE MAHARAJA OF JAIPUR,PADMANABH SINGH, 23
PADMANABH SINGH – known as Pacho – became unofficial Maharaja of Jaipur in 2011 aged just 12.
The model and polo pro is worth £500million and mingles with royalty.
The accomplished student has modelled for D&G and became the youngest ever member of a World Cup polo team in 2017.
He counts Prince Charles as his godfather and is close friends with the Dutch royal family too.
His title is not recognised by Indian authorities who abolished the princely pensions and titles in 1971.
He went to posh Millfield school in Somerset, studied in New York and, in 2018, move to Rome to study art.
The previous year he accompanied Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe’s daughter Ava to the Bal des Débutantes in Paris.
He has been dating French jewellery designer Claire Deroo since 2019.
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