Baby girl for Paul and Heather Oct 30 2003
by Emma Gunby, Liverpool Echo
Sir Paul McCartney was celebrating today (Thursday, October 30) after becoming a father again at the age of 61.
His wife Heather Mills gave birth to a baby girl by emergency Caesarean yesterday afternoon.
The girl - thought to be called Beatrice - was delivered at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London.
The baby had been due on November 14.
Former swimwear model Miss Mills, 35, who lost a leg in a car crash, has steel plates fitted in her hips which make natural childbirth impossible.
Macca's nephew Josh McCartney said his father Mike had called and told him about the new addition to the family.
A source at the hospital added: "Paul has been at her bedside all day. Heather is resting."
Sir Paul and Heather married in June 2002 in a fairytale wedding at a Scottish castle, they announced they were expecting their first child in May this year.
The ex-Beatle already has three children - James, 25, Mary, 33, and fashion designer Stella, 31, - by first wife Linda, who died in 1998.
He also has step daughter Heather, 39, from Linda's first marriage.
Heather's father Mark Mills, who has had a five-year-long feud with his famous daughter, is now expected to launch a legal battle in order to gain access to his new granddaughter.
Mills - who devotes her energies to anti-landmine campaigns - had feared she would be unable to have children following complications when she was younger.
She had suffered two ectopic pregnancies a number of years before meeting Sir Paul.
Mills recently described the tearful moment when she revealed she was carrying their longed-for child.
She told US chat host Larry King: "I went upstairs and he was in a meeting. I kept walking in and out of the meeting because I had done the test and it was positive.
"He kept looking at me, thinking 'She's not normally like this'. I was going 'are you finished yet? Are you finished yet?'.
"Then he came out and I showed him the test and he just went 'Oh'. We both started crying and it was just a miracle."
The couple's last public appearance was at the UK premiere screening of a tribute concert for George Harrison in London earlier this month. She wore a long burgundy crushed velvet gown which showed off her bump.
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