Friday, 02 June 2017

Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth

A revealing new interview by Lady Lucan

Written by Ben Felsenburg
His friends called him Lucky, and you can see why. The dashing, debonair peer was blessed through the happy accident of birth with good looks and a distinguished lineage,Ben-Felsenburg-colour-176 and in the cool blonde society beauty Veronica Duncan he had found, you might have thought, the ideal wife. But in Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth (monday, ITV, 9pm) Lady Veronica reveals the reality of life with the Earl, hidden away behind the door of their Belgravia home. ‘He talked to me more before our marriage than he ever did afterwards,’ she explains. ‘He said, “That’s the point of being married, you don’t have to talk to the person.”’ But it is, of course, the abiding mystery of what happened one night in 1974 that makes this first television interview to be given by the countess such riveting viewing.

Their nanny Sandra Rivett had been murdered in the basement of their house, and now Lady Lucan recalls how when in the minutes afterwards she faced her husband, she pleaded: ‘Please don’t kill me.’ What became of him? Lady Lucan has her own very definite theories to explain his singularly successful vanishing act. As for the priceless archive footage, from before the marriage was torn apart by scandal and tragedy, it is richly redolent of a lost world, but behind the seeming glamour you wonder how much joy there truly was as Lucan blazed a trail of high living across Europe in those swinging Sixties.







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