Gunning for Fun and Charity, Royals, Moguls and Rockers Have a Double-Barreled Blast
Stewart—a gamekeeper's grandson and prizewinning shooter before he concentrated on race-car driving—organized the teams and steered the novices to lessons. "The most unlikely people make the most excellent shots," instructor Justin Jones assured the group, and he turned out to be right. Diva Kiri Te Kanawa, jittery at first, nabbed the woman's high gun award, and Steven Spielberg rated a perfect score on one event. Early on, the team made up of royals looked like a major contender, even without the sporting but very pregnant Duchess of York, who had bowed out on doctor's orders. In the end, gamekeepers from four royal estates walked away with top honors. But even the losers—made heady by the smell of gunpowder, if not the flow of champagne (provided by Moët & Chandon)—seemed, like Stewart, "very pleased." A smashing good time, one might say.