Lady Victoria Hervey has been a vocal advocate for Prince Andrew and his long-time associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in the United States for charges related to the enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls.
However, her involvement in their support has taken a toll on her personal safety and well-being.
Lady Victoria shares that her troubles began when she became associated with a new documentary about Ghislaine.
A whistle-blower, who has been closely connected to the victims for the past three years, reached out to her, prompting Lady Victoria to collect evidence in support of Ghislaine and Prince Andrew.
She has been working undercover, and the situation has become dangerous. She expresses concerns about being monitored and followed, leading her to return to the UK in search of safety and normalcy.
Despite the risks, Lady Victoria remains committed to her cause, writing letters to Ghislaine in prison and maintaining contact with Prince Andrew, albeit discreetly.
She emphasizes the sensitivity of the situation, revealing that the Palace is fully aware of her involvement, while expressing hope for Ghislaine’s future.
Robbie Williams’ Unconventional Art Acquisition
Singer Robbie Williams has made an unconventional addition to his art collection, acquiring a £9,000 artwork titled “Mindfulness” created by the artist Mr. Controversial.
The artwork features the statement: ‘Raising My Awareness, becoming a better person and trying not to punch you in the throat.’
During a private viewing of the artist’s latest collection in Clerkenwell, London, Mr. Controversial explains that his art aims to address the inner thoughts that people hesitate to express openly.
Robbie Williams’ choice of this artwork reflects his interest in thought-provoking and unconventional pieces.
Cotswolds: A Haven for the Rich and Famous
The Cotswolds have long been known as a favored destination for celebrities and the affluent, with the likes of Kate Moss, the Beckhams, Alex James of Blur, Amanda Holden, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Jeremy Clarkson frequently spotted in the area.
Now, the trend seems to be shifting towards pairs of high-profile individuals establishing homes in the picturesque region.
Notably, Sir Jony Ive, the creative genius behind numerous Apple devices, and his friend Marc Newson, a designer renowned for the record-breaking sale of his Lockheed Lounge chair, have acquired properties in the same Cotswolds village.
Ive and Newson’s successful careers and collaboration on LoveFrom, along with their involvement in Ferrari’s electric vehicle venture, underscore their prominence in the design and tech industries.
Jodie Kidd’s Organic Beauty Range
Former model and current pub landlady Jodie Kidd is set to enter the organic beauty market with her own product range.
She contrasts her upcoming line with Stella McCartney’s existing range, emphasizing affordability and design differences.
During a private viewing of Zara Muse’s artworks in London’s Fitzrovia, Jodie Kidd expresses her intention to offer a distinct and accessible product line in the organic beauty sector, setting herself apart from established brands like Stella McCartney’s.
Gail Lilley’s Tranquil Morning Routine
Gail Lilley, wife of former Cabinet Minister Lord (Peter) Lilley, shares her secret to maintaining serenity in the midst of life’s demands.
Her daily routine includes 15 minutes of transcendental meditation in her walk-in shower, a practice that she began when they acquired a house with this feature.
She attests to the calming effects of meditation and mentions that it has inspired her to create tapestries for an upcoming exhibition focused on the theme of transcendental meditation.
However, she humorously notes that her husband is less than serene about the substantial hot water consumption this practice entails.
Lady Violet Manners’ Campaign to Reform the National Trust
Lady Violet Manners, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Rutland, has taken a measured and decorous approach to campaigning against what she perceives as the National Trust’s (NT) “woke” agenda.
She is running for election to the NT council with the support of Restore Trust, a group of members who share her concerns about the NT’s virtue-signaling and political distractions.
Lady Violet believes that the NT should refocus on its mission and not interpret history through the lens of contemporary politics.
Her connection to Belvoir Castle, where she worked in the gift shop and café as a child, has instilled in her an appreciation for the world’s fascination with the UK’s historical properties and landscapes.
Lady Violet’s campaign aims to preserve the essence and purpose of the NT.