Sir Mick Jagger started aerial yoga as part of his exercise regimen to maintain his 28-inch waist.
And the Rolling Stones singer’s 79-year-old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, 35, follows an exercise regimen almost as hard.
The former dancer – who has five-year-old son Deveraux with Jagger – maintains her ‘ballet alignment’ after a back injury by balancing a book on her back.
Mick Jagger’s girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, 35, a former dancer, maintains her ‘ballet alignment’ after back injury by balancing a book on her back
Rolling Stone, 79, and girlfriend Melanie Hamrick share five-year-old son Devereaux
Raising her leg and looking at the camera, she managed to keep her book level and her back aligned.
Maybe a verse…
Jilly mourns the “enormous pleasure” of Earl, muse of her thug
Alwayshen Jilly Cooper created the crazy character Rupert Campbell-Black in her 1985 bestseller, Riders, fans of her “bonkbusters” feverishly speculated as to the identity of the real-life figure who inspired her.
Then, in 2016, the novelist admitted that there were actually three men who led her to create the lothario who charmed stable girls and upperclass wives at will before winning an Olympic equestrian medal.
Now, however, Cooper is in mourning after the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, who was one of his three inspirations, died last week at the age of 87.
Author Jilly Cooper (left) mourns her friend Michael Howard (right), Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, who died aged 87
“He was a lovely man – great fun,” the 85-year-old author tells me of thrice-married Earl Michael Howard. “I first met him when I moved to Gloucester in 1982. Every time he called he said, ‘It’s Rupert here.’ So I said, ‘You know there are two more?’ And he said, “Yes, but I’m the real one”.
The Earl owned the Charlton Park estate in Wiltshire, where the Womad music festival is held.
Cooper adds, “Despite his title and status, he never made you feel inferior. All the best of Rupert, but without the horrible parts.
First married to Simone Litman in 1960, with whom he has a daughter, he then married Anita Fugelsang in 1973 and had two children with her. A decade later, he married Linda Paravicini for the third time, with whom he also had two children.
The Countess of Suffolk said to me, “We would have been married 40 years next year. I’m very lucky to have been able to spend so much time with him. He had enormous charm.
She adds: “He suffered a stroke in April, so it was probably a relief for him at the end.”
Cooper’s other two inspirations for Campbell-Black were Andrew Parker Bowles, 82, the Duchess of Cornwall’s first husband, and fashion designer Rupert Lycett-Green, 83..
Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, who spent a lot of time with Prince Philip during his final days, have made a touching choice for their first holiday abroad since his death last year. I have heard that the Earl and Countess of Wessex spent a fortnight with their children in Corfu, where the Duke of Edinburgh was born. Nikos Sarakinos, owner of Taverna Galini in Agios Stefanos, says the family dined at his restaurant almost every day of their stay
Eugenie’s birthday wishes for Bea “special big sissy”
Princess Eugenie (right), 32, wished her big sister Princess Beatrice (centre) a happy 34th birthday. They were joined by cousin Zara Tindall (left), 41
Princess Beatrice’s 34th birthday was celebrated by her sister, Princess Eugenie, with this happy selfie.
“Happy birthday to my special big sissy,” the Queen’s 32-year-old granddaughter gushed. ‘I love you so much.’ They are joined in the photo by their cousin, Zara Tindall, 41.
Bea’s husband, property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, sent her a message online in which he said: “You are the best mother in the world”.
Hopefully the mother of her son ‘Wolfie’ isn’t too offended. She is his form
His biggest hit with The Communards was Don’t Leave Me This Way, and the Reverend Richard Coles could have been forgiven for humming the song again after being trapped in a Waitrose lift. A team of 999 answered his prayers and freed the broadcaster, 60. “Two of my traveling companions were in their 90s,” he says. The East Sussex Fire Service said: ‘Eastbourne firefighters came and freed a small group of people. A Waitrose spokesperson said: ‘We hope he enjoys a drink with us.
Donald Campbell’s final moments are among the most poignant ever recorded on celluloid. But 55 years after his fatal 300+mph run at Bluebird on Coniston Water, a less heroic chapter has begun.
In the latest twist in a long-running dispute, the Ruskin Museum, which hopes to display Bluebird in Coniston, has sent a “letter of complaint” to Bill Smith, who recovered Bluebird in 2000 and rebuilt the craft. Campbell’s nephew, Don Wales, supports the museum, telling me that he and the family “want to protect the Campbell legacy.”
Smith too. “We are all volunteers; no one got a salary,” he told me. He adds that in 2019, a framework agreement was reached: he and his team would operate Bluebird 90 days a year, with the museum exhibiting it the rest of the time.
Hot screen lovers Emma and Daryl keep cool by the pool
Dame Emma Thompson enjoys a day off in Sydney with her ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ co-star Daryl McCormack
Dame Emma Thompson and her co-star Daryl McCormack have shown they enjoy a warm off-screen relationship and are promoting their racy new film.
The Oscar-winning actor, 63, was spotted relaxing by the hotel pool with the 29-year-old actor at their hotel in Sydney, Australia, while in charge of the advertisement for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.
Dame Emma plays a repressed widow who hires a male escort, played by Peaky Blinders star McCormack