6:30AM BST 12 Jun 2011
Since police were called to the Marquess of Bath’s Longleat estate after one his “wifelets” was allegedly injured during a fight with a rival, mystery has surrounded the identities of the women.
Now, however, Amanda Doyle, who has been a companion of the “Loins of Longleat” for more than 10 years, has stepped forward to tell Mandrake: “It was just a catfight between two ladies.”
Doyle, a 45-year-old Irish singer, claims that in the opposite corner was Trudie Juggernauth-Sharma, 51.
Doyle is understood to have become pregnant by Alexander Thynn, as the 79-year-old peer is known, but she suffered a miscarriage 18 months ago. She accuses the willowy Juggernauth-Sharma of provoking the altercation by claiming that if Doyle was pregnant by Lord Bath, “it must have been by an immaculate conception”.
Doyle, who has a daughter from a previous relationship, replied: “Well, how’s that, when it’s IVF?” She says a physical confrontation then ensued. “I pushed out my hand to stop her,” the singer claims. “She’s jealous because I’ve been through 10 years of IVF with Alexander.”
She accuses Juggernauth-Sharma, who called the police, of trying to bring another mistress into the Wiltshire love nest, causing friction between the rivals for the affections of Lord Bath.
“She has made me look very bad,” Doyle tells me at her flat in Holloway, north London. “Unfortunately, she happened to be at the lunch when I was there and she was very nasty to me the whole time.”
Juggernauth-Sharma, a nurse, who is believed to be Bath’s wifelet No 68, could not be reached for comment. However, she spoke of her rivalry with Doyle in 2008. “I was in bed with flu and Alexander was watching television when she waltzed in at 2.30am wearing a full-length leather skirt,” she said. “I was not impressed.”
She warned: “Several women have tried to break up Alexander and myself, but they have not succeeded.”
Bath’s wife, the Marchioness, spends much of the year in Paris. However, when I described her last November as being “estranged” from her husband, she telephoned me to make clear that they were still happily married.
At that time, Lord Bath told me from his bed in hospital, where he was being treated for a mystery illness, that he had been enjoying spending time with his young love child, who was born to one of his wifelets in Devon.
“My young daughter is called Sophia,” he said. “Her mother doesn’t want to have her name paraded around, so I will keep that to myself. I was overjoyed when I heard the news that I had become a father.”
The peer has two children from his marriage, Viscount Weymouth, who turned 37 last week, and Lady Lenka, 41. Last year, he handed over the 10,000-acre estate to his son and heir, saying it was “the right time for me to retire to my chair and slippers and watch as Ceawlin [Lord Weymouth] brings new life into this very special place”.
Wiltshire police confirmed that they had been called to Longleat House after a report of an assault. “It appears that two female guests of Lord Bath had been in an altercation,” said a spokesman. “The injured lady was taken to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, for treatment.”
The spokesman said the arrested woman had been bailed pending further inquiries. However, her bail was later cancelled and police said no further action would be taken.
Alexander Thynn was born on May 6th, 1932 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Thynn,_7th_Marquess_of_Bath
May 6th, 1932
5 + 6 +1+9+3+2 = 26 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = In the news.