EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Hans Rausing's son quit flat over party antics 

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Hans Rausing’s son quit Notting Hill flat over ‘disgusting’ party antics

Since he pleaded guilty to preventing the lawful and decent burial of his wife, Eva, whose decomposed body was found after eight weeks at their £70 million Belgravia mansion in 2012, Hans Rausing has worked hard to rehabilitate himself into society.

He’s overcome his heroin addiction, married baronet’s daughter Julia Delves Broughton, and donated a staggering £39 million to good causes. Now, however, there are fears about the Tetra-Pak heir’s son Sam Rausing.

I hear the 25-year-old is causing friends concern with his own hard-partying.

The louche bashes at his swanky bachelor pad are said to have infuriated neighbours in Notting Hill, West London, but matters came to a head when revellers were seen urinating over the balcony of his rented flat.

‘It was disgusting,’ a source tells me. ‘The neighbours were sick to their back teeth of what was going on in that property.’

I hear the 25-year-old is causing friends concern with his own hard-partying. The louche bashes at his swanky bachelor pad are said to have infuriated neighbours in Notting Hill, West London

I hear the 25-year-old is causing friends concern with his own hard-partying. The louche bashes at his swanky bachelor pad are said to have infuriated neighbours in Notting Hill, West London

A friend insists that Sam was not the man who urinated over the balcony and did not become aware of his guest’s loutish antics until the next morning. It’s unclear when the incident took place.

However, the estate agents are said to have visited the flat and Rausing subsequently vacated the property.

His art expert stepmother, Julia, who married his father in 2014, is understood to have stepped in to smooth things over with the agents.

Sam, whose father shares a £9.5billion fortune with his three siblings, is said to have left thousands of pounds worth of designer clothes and expensive electronic items behind before being ‘rehoused’ in a charming mews property nearby. 

Hans is the grandson of Ruben Rausing, founder of the Swedish food packaging empire, and remains a favourite of the Royal Family. Hans and Eva agreed to donate more than £10 million towards the renovations of Prince Charles’s Scottish stately home, Dumfries House.

Sam’s aunt Kirsten Rausing was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Suffolk in 2017. A spokesman for the family declines to comment.

Hans Rausing has worked hard to rehabilitate himself into society. He’s overcome his heroin addiction, married baronet’s daughter Julia Delves Broughton, and donated a staggering £39 million to good causes

Hans Rausing has worked hard to rehabilitate himself into society. He’s overcome his heroin addiction, married baronet’s daughter Julia Delves Broughton, and donated a staggering £39 million to good causes

 

The smart set’s talking about…

Posh club hit by Russian retreat

Spare a thought for St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club.

The usually exclusive Surrey establishment, which charges £2,275 a year in fees, has been forced to advertise for new members after an exodus of rich Russians.

It’s located in the billionaires’ playground, where a quarter of the 430 homes are said to be owned by Vladimir Putin’s compatriots. ‘We say to everyone on our waiting lists we will have availability,’ a club source tells me. 

‘We are quite international and people do relocate.’ Known as the ‘Beverly Hills of Britain’, the secluded estate is said to be home to more super-rich Russians than Belgravia’s Eaton Square, often nicknamed ‘Red Square’.

Sanctioned oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an aluminium tycoon worth £2 billion, owns Hampton House on the heavily guarded enclave. And, earlier this month, rumours surfaced suggesting one of Putin’s daughters was living in a home on the luxury 964-acre estate.

 

Jane Seymour was on front pages yesterday declaring that she stood out in La-La-land because she had never undergone cosmetic surgery.

‘I am unusual in Hollywood in not having work done,’ claimed the four-times married star, 71.

‘I felt that as an actress I need to have all moving parts moving. And I’m at the point in my life where it’s not all about looking perfect, it’s about playing a character.’

Surely this can’t be the same Jane Seymour who told the Daily Mail in 2012 that she had gone under the surgeon’s knife, to have her eyes done.

‘Top and bottom, years ago,’ she explained. ‘It wasn’t a big deal. I went out for lunch the day after surgery.’

And she also had a boob job.

‘It was 20 years ago,’ she said. ‘I’d breastfed my first two children and things weren’t what they had been . . .’

 

Opera star’s battle after baby loss  

Soprano Danielle de Niese gave an acclaimed performance in La Boheme at the Royal Opera House last year, 18 hours after she had been doubled up in hospital in searing pain from an ectopic miscarriage.

Now, she tells me she felt compelled to get back in shape for her television debut in BBC2’s La Voix Humaine.

‘As a woman, there are societal pressures to get your form back,’ she says at a private screening of the TV opera at the Mayfair Hotel. De Niese, 42, who is married to Glyndebourne Opera House boss Gus Christie, adds: ‘I felt pressure to go for exercise to lose weight for the film, but for three months I couldn’t do anything. ‘I was frustrated because I was waiting for this [health] episode to finish, and it was a long overdrawn journey.’

In 2020, the Australian-born singer (right) gave birth to their second child, Sheherazade, the first girl in 54 years at Glyndebourne in East Sussex.

The House of Lords has a new hereditary peer. A by-election among the hereditary members has seen Viscount Camrose voted in. The fifth viscount, Jonathan Berry, 52, is a grandson of Lord Hartwell, who sold the Daily Telegraph to Conrad Black. His father was the eccentric science journalist Adrian Berry, who reported on the Moon landings for the Telegraph. He was ordered to file his stories to the paper’s foreign desk because ‘space is overseas and the home desk won’t touch it’.

 

Life is a cabaret for Eliasch’s boy 

He gave her a shock when he turned up for a delayed Mothering Sunday lunch at The Wolseley in London

He gave her a shock when he turned up for a delayed Mothering Sunday lunch at The Wolseley in London

Socialite Amanda Eliasch is used to seeing her son, Charles, wearing dresses, because he performs in cabaret as his flamboyant 1940s alter ego, Evie Lake.

So he gave her a shock when he turned up for a delayed Mothering Sunday lunch at The Wolseley in London (right). 

‘He came in a three-piece suit and I thought, “Oh, my God,’ photographer Amanda tells me. ‘He won’t tell us his tailor.’

Old Harrovian Charles, 29, whose father is Amanda’s ex-husband, the Swedish sportswear tycoon Johan Eliasch, has failed to persuade his flamboyant mother to join him on stage.

‘He never gives me cabaret tips,’ says Amanda, a former lover of Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice who hit the headlines when she auctioned off her collection of sex chairs. ‘He thinks I’m hopeless.’

 

Sneaky cig for grungy Blinders star Anya

She plays the stylish lover (right) of fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley in hit drama Peaky Blinders, but Anya Taylor-Joy cuts a very different figure off screen.

The actress 25, was spotted heading into a bar in LA with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth while dressed down in a short skirt and grungy motor-racing jacket covered in logos.

Anya, who attended the £22,000-per-year Queen’s Gate School in London, was going to the premiere of a video featuring her boyfriend, rocker Malcolm McRae, 27. The couple have been going out for a year. 

Anya calls herself a ‘quite private person’ and says ‘there’s a beauty in being anonymous, there’s a reason why we’re actors, we’re playing other people’.

 
Sadly, the model and television presenter, 38, has failed to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face

Sadly, the model and television presenter, 38, has failed to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face

Alexa’s £1.3m fashion fail…

When Alexa Chung launched her eponymous fashion label, she explained that she’d been irked by people perceiving her as famous for doing nothing.

Sadly, the model and television presenter, 38, has failed to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face.

I can reveal that her operating company, Alpha Charlie, slipped a further £1.3 million into the red before she announced plans to shut it down.

Newly filed accounts disclose that the business had run up accumulated trading losses of £11 million in the year to March 2021.

Mayo makes an undignified exit

Having bid the BBC farewell yesterday after nearly four decades of sterling service, Simon Mayo might have expected a spectacular send-off.

Instead, he suffered the indignity of having to be helped out of New Broadcasting House by security guards.

‘My BBC pass was cancelled before I left the building, so the security doors wouldn’t work,’ reveals the 63-year-old, who had been recording the final edition of his Film Review podcast with Mark Kermode before it switches to Sony Music. 

‘I had to be helped out. Not quite the gold watch.’

 

The Duke of Beaufort declared, ‘Bring on the dancing girls’, at the end of lockdown. Now, he’s providing the backing track.

This week, the 69-year-old, better known as Harry ‘Bunter’ Worcester, hosted a bash in the ballroom of his home, Badminton House, where he sang with his rock band, The Listening Device. 

‘Performing together again was a lot of fun,’ he tells me. Harry, who inherited the £315 million family fortune and 52,000 acre estate in Gloucestershire in 2017, became a grandpa last year.

 

(Very) modern manners

Baronet’s daughter Violet Naylor-Leyland has found an amusing way to look down on pals.

Her landscape gardener husband, Charles Delacherois-Day, has just acquired a pilot’s licence.

‘It’s more of a hobby really, but it’s a good way to get from A to B,’ she tells me.

An increasing number of toffs have been learning to fly since the pandemic struck, which can cost a fortune.

But fashion stylist Violet, 38, insists: ‘It certainly didn’t cost £100,000, not in the planes he learnt in anyway. It would have to have been gold-plated for it to cost that much. We couldn’t even afford that.’

Baronet's daughter Violet Naylor-Leyland has found an amusing way to look down on pals. Her landscape gardener husband, Charles Delacherois-Day, has just acquired a pilot’s licence

Baronet’s daughter Violet Naylor-Leyland has found an amusing way to look down on pals. Her landscape gardener husband, Charles Delacherois-Day, has just acquired a pilot’s licence