Viscount Linley boxes clever at reception

THE cocktail reception at the China Club was held to launch the ''David Linley For Alfred Dunhill'' collection of cigar cabinets.

But while the exquisitely crafted boxes attracted a lot of attention - and buyers there were aplenty - it was Viscount Linley's recently taken wife, Serena, who was the focus of most eyes.

She mixed easily with the assembled throng of movers and shakers, already looking like a seasoned Royal alongside her husband who is 12th in line to the British throne.

Among the guests were Brigadier Christopher Hammerbeck, Francis Cornish, Nancy Miller Jong, Paul Selway-Swift and Mee-Seen Loong.