Fogle’s crazy eye cure? His sister-in-law’s BREAST milk
WILLOWY Olivia Hunt courted Prince William at St Andrews University before he ever glimpsed Kate Middleton on a catwalk in her famous see-through dress.
Now a married mother, Olivia is helping to heal the wounds of one of Britain’s best-known adventurers.
Olivia, 33, who gave birth to her first child, Edie, earlier this year, has been using her breast milk to treat a nasty illness suffered by Ben Fogle, 43, who is married to her elder sister Marina.
‘Oh, my God,’ Fogle reveals. ‘My wife has just put her sister’s fresh breast milk in my eye to cure an infection.’
Speaking at the London Diarists’ Lunch at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge, Fogle explains: ‘I know it sounds disgusting, but I had three lots of it yesterday.
‘My wife administered it through a pipette straight into my eyeball. My sister-in-law said the antibodies in the milk will do my eye good. I don’t know whether to believe it, but I thought I would try it anyway.’
He adds: ‘When I could see it running in my eye I thought to myself, “This is a bit weird”.’
Breast milk is a traditional treatment for children’s eye infections, although mothers are warned to seek a doctor’s advice before administering the remedy.
Last year, Olivia married Nicholas Wilkinson, 35, who was named the country’s ‘hottest’ barrister by a legal blog in 2014. He’s the son of Dame Heather Hallett, one of the country’s most senior judges.
Prince William is said to have been seeing Olivia when he met his future wife. ‘When Kate came on the scene, Olivia moved off pretty quickly,’ a university pal said in 2007. ‘Kate was jealous of other girls at St Andrews.’
Nevertheless, this didn’t stop Olivia, who works for hotelier Andre Balazs, from being invited to Kate and William’s wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
Clearly, she’s a lady for all occasions.