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“The Woman’s Weekly was al­ways part of our house. Mum was, and is, a reg­u­lar reader. She es­pe­cially loved sto­ries about the roy­als but I re­mem­ber read­ing it pretty of­ten as a kid too. This was dur­ing the Jean Wishart days and those quaint old fea­tures, such as Over the Teacups. The first story about me in the Weekly came in 1983. I didn’t make the cover – the Queen Mother was there – but they did a three or four-page spread about me and my fam­ily. It was in black and white. My late wife Ce­cile was preg­nant with our youngest Reuben, who is now 33 and a fa­ther him­self. Af­ter Ce­cile died, I was mar­ried for a while to the pub­lisher of the Weekly Sarah San­d­ley. But to prove she didn’t play favourites, I didn’t ap­pear in the mag­a­zine’s pages again un­til af­ter we split!”

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