EDEN 기밀: Clarissa leaves Profumo secrets to Hugo Vickers

EDEN 기밀: Clarissa Edenthe wife of one Prime Minister and the niece of anotherleaves the secrets of John Profumo’s affair with a nightclub dancer and model to her historian chum Hugo Vickers

She was the niece of one prime minister, 윈스턴 처칠, and wife of another, Anthony Eden; dined with director Orson Welles; and befriended Greta Garbo.

She also celebrated her 90th birthday with a party attended by everyone from artist Lucian Freud to Dame Edna Everage comedian Barry Humphries, before dying last November aged 101.

But the secrets of Clarissa Eden’s long and extraordinary life did not die with her.

I can disclose that she appointed royal commentator and acclaimed author Hugo Vickers to be her literary executor.

It means that he will in due course be able to reveal Clarissa’s insights into one of the most lurid scandals of the 20th century — to which Vickers teasingly referred when paying tribute to Clarissa on her 100th birthday: '어느 날, not now, her resumé of the Profumo affair will make fascinating reading.’

She also celebrated her 90th birthday with a party attended by everyone from artist Lucian Freud to Dame Edna Everage comedian Barry Humphries, before dying last November aged 101. But the secrets of Clarissa Eden’s long and extraordinary life did not die with her

She also celebrated her 90th birthday with a party attended by everyone from artist Lucian Freud to Dame Edna Everage comedian Barry Humphries, before dying last November aged 101. But the secrets of Clarissa Eden’s long and extraordinary life did not die with her

The episode — centring on the affair between Cabinet minister John Profumo and nightclub dancer and model Christine Keeler — generates enduring controversy.

This is not least because of the fate of Stephen Ward, the man who introduced the teenage Keeler to the married Profumo, only to be prosecuted for living off ‘immoral earnings’. He took an overdose of sleeping pills before the guilty verdict was announced, dying three days later.

Old Etonian Vickers tells me that he does ‘control some papers’ and ‘Clarissa’s copyright’. 지금 70, Vickers was still in his 20s when, in the words of one reviewer, he became ‘the darling of the elderly’ — including the then recently widowed, but still beautiful, Clarissa, who was a friend of his aunt.

Clarissa subsequently invited him to house-sit at her Wiltshire manor, only to decide at the last moment that she would not be going away after all.

그러나, rather than sending the youthful writer home, she assured him that he was welcome to stay — which he did, for a fortnight.

So began a friendship which lasted for the rest of her life.

The episode — centring on the affair between Cabinet minister John Profumo (위) and nightclub dancer and model Christine Keeler — generates enduring controversy

The episode — centring on the affair between Cabinet minister John Profumo (위) and nightclub dancer and model Christine Keeler — generates enduring controversy

지금 70, Vickers was still in his 20s when, in the words of one reviewer, he became ‘the darling of the elderly’ — including the then recently widowed, but still beautiful, Clarissa, who was a friend of his aunt

지금 70, Vickers was still in his 20s when, in the words of one reviewer, he became ‘the darling of the elderly’ — including the then recently widowed, but still beautiful, Clarissa, who was a friend of his aunt

Best-selling author Paula Hawkins admitted that the success of The Girl On The Train terrified her. ‘It was overwhelming in so many ways,’ she said of the response to her 2015 듄이 바짝 뒤따랐다.. It continues to make her a fortune, 그러나. Newly filed accounts for Paula Hawkins Ltd reveal she paid herself a £2.6 million dividend last year, and she retained a staggering £21.5 million.

BBC’s Naga bemoans bra bother

Here’s one wardrobe malfunction that BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty is grateful didn’t happen on live TV.

The 47-year-old former Strictly contestant reveals that the zip of her sports bra opened while she was jogging.

‘It happened to me while I was doing a run,’ admits Naga.

'운 좋게, I was wearing a top that meant I could just fasten it back up underneath and hope that it didn’t happen again.’

사건 이후, she has a word of warning for lingerie designers. ‘Bra makers beware — make better zips. You do always worry about it.’

Underwear is a big issue for the presenter: last year she wailed that she was being driven ‘nuts’ when her favourite TV bra went missing.

Sixties star Lulu makes her grandchildren — Bella, 12, and Teddy, nine — want to shout, 역겹다, if she dares to sing in front of them. NYC 통근자들이 지하철에서 폭발하는 순간 비명, singing along with a song on the radio,’ says the Scot, 73. Bella said: “Nana, 학생이 동급생을 때리는 순간! You’re spoiling it! I’m singing, listen to me.” She’ll know all the words to a current song while I, being a grandma, get some of them wrong. Bella is extremely bossy, rather like me.’

Margaret’s lover bids goodbye to tycoon pal

There was glamour and laughter aplenty as model Jacquetta Wheeler and her sisters, Sarah and Charlotte, celebrated the life of their father, spread-betting tycoon Stuart Wheeler, at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London yesterday.

Among hundreds of family and friends was Boris Johnson’s former right-hand man, 도미닉 커밍스, who gave the eulogy, and Sir Roddy Llewellyn, the former lover of Princess Margaret.

1970년대, Llewellyn lived in a commune at Surrendell Farmhouse, Wiltshire with, 다른 것들 중에서, 헬렌 미렌, ‘lion man’ John Rendall — and Tessa Codrington. She later married Wheeler, 누가 죽었는지 2020 늙은 85.

There was nothing hippyish about Wheeler’s meticulous approach to family life, as Jacquetta told the congregation: ‘From the age of 14, I was asked to produce annual spreadsheets of my anticipated wardrobe and other expenses — to ensure a fair and accurate amount of pocket money was deposited each month.’

Hats — or, more precisely, helmets — off to the Vestey family who form the beating heart of England’s ladies’ polo team, which plays against the U.S. for London’s first ever international women’s test match at Hurlingham Park next month. Sisters Tamara, 46, and Nina, 39 — daughters of the late Mark Vestey and nieces of Sam, 3rd Lord Vestey, who died last year — will respectively play for and coach the side. Perhaps it helps that Nina, the world’s best female player, also selects the team — and has been kind enough to omit herself.

It’s Strictly over for Bruno as judge quits 20th series

With his flamboyant manner and colourful remarks, Bruno Tonioli has been at the heart of Strictly Come Dancing since its 2004 시작하다.

But I can reveal the Italian choreographer, 66, won’t return for its 20th series. ‘Bruno has quit the show for good,’ a pal tells me. ‘He’s going to be a judge only on [미국. 버전] Dancing With The Stars from now on.’

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood had suggested Tonioli, who missed the last series because of pandemic travel problems, could return to judge alongside Anton du Beke.