From today’s Mirror:
What a spiffing sight… the Queen of pop Madonna lording over her country manor.
The 47-year-old flashes a broad grin as she tends chickens on the sprawling lawn in a 50s-style dress.
It has to be said, her pastel yellow Alexander McQueen outfit, complete with cashmere cardigan, is not quite the normal countryside clobber. The chickens are probably more used to seeing green wellies and quilted jackets – and a splattering or two of mud on the clothing.
But Madge still looks great as she goes about her business on the £9million estate. She is also seen cuddling husband Guy Ritchie as she perches on a horse in the grounds of the 1,200-acre Ashcombe House in Tollard Royal on the Wiltshire-Dorset border.
With his beard, flat cap and woolly jumper the Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director looks like a true country gent. And in one of her most intimate pictures ever, Madonna sits surrounded by her children Lourdes, seven, and four-year-old Rocco in the lounge of their lavish mansion.
She leans forward as Rocco, dressed up as a knight, grins at the camera while his sister sits on the back of the settee in a fairy costume. The photos will appear in the August edition of Vogue magazine. How marvellous, old girl.
From an article by Nick Henegan, the Daily Mirror