#UK Camilla’s cousin Charles Villiers ‘is found dead after taking his own life in a London hotel room’ #UKnews
A distant relative of the Duchess of Cornwall who was embroiled in certainly one of Britain’s longest-running divorce battles has taken his own life in a London hotel room.
Charles Villiers and estranged spouse Emma Villiers hit headlines after turning into concerned in a dispute over whether or not their divorce must be settled in Scottish or English courts.
The couple separated in 2012 and filed for divorce in 2014, making their bitter marital battle one of many longest on file as on the time of his dying it was nonetheless unresolved.
According to the Times, the 59-year-old was found dead by a housekeeper in a room on the Durrants Hotel, Marylebone, west London, final week.
The newspaper stories that he had been staying on sofas after falling into monetary problem and had been staying on a buddy’s yacht in the Greek islands earlier this month.
But resulting from considerations about his psychological well being, the buddy organized for Mr Villiers to fly again to the UK and go to a clinic.
Charles Villiers, a distant relative of the Duchess of Cornwall who was embroiled in certainly one of Britain’s longest-running divorce battles has taken his own life in a London hotel room
Mr Villiers had spent eight years warring with his estranged spouse, Emma, in long-running authorized battles over upkeep funds. Pictured: Emma Villiers (proper) and her daughter Clarissa
Instead of going to the clinic, Mr Villiers checked into the Durrants Hotel final Wednesday and took his own life the next day, in keeping with the Times.
Mr Villiers, a cousin of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had argued that as he and his estranged spouse had been divorcing in Scotland and may due to this fact have monetary choices determined in a Scottish court docket.
But Supreme Court justices dominated towards him in a landmark resolution.
The Supreme Court subsequently dominated that Mrs Villiers may proceed along with her utility for upkeep in England.
In March 2021, Mr Justice Mostyn, of the High Court’s household division, dominated that Mr Villiers was closely in debt and shouldn’t be required to pay upkeep.
He said that Mr and Mrs Villiers had been left ‘financially ruined’ by the ‘horrible’ litigation and he suspected each had been additionally ‘psychologically broken’.
Aristocrat Charles Villiers is the cousin of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall (pictured)
But Mrs Villiers persuaded Lord Justice Moylan, Lord Justice Coulson and Lord Justice Arnold to overturn the ruling on enchantment.
The three judges determined that Mr Justice Mostyn had been fallacious to dismiss an utility Mrs Villiers made for upkeep.
They had thought of arguments at a Court of Appeal listening to in London in January and printed a ruling in June this 12 months and reached the ‘clear conclusion’ that it had been fallacious to dismiss Mrs Villiers’ utility.
Judges have heard how Mr and Mrs Villiers had lived at Milton House, a Georgian manor close to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire. But the house was repossessed in 2015.
At the latest court docket listening to, Mr Justice Mostyn mentioned each Mr and Mrs Villiers had made accusations towards the opposite after ‘love’ turned to ‘hatred’.
Mr Villiers had been engaged to opera singer Heidi Innes, 45, however she ended their relationship in February this 12 months.
Opera singer Heidi Innes (pictured with Charles) left the Scottish aristocrat in February
Miss Innes, who had been with Mr Villiers for almost 5 years, mentioned: ‘It’s over for good. I’m glad I did not marry him formally. He’s not the person I believed he was all this time.
‘He’s purported to be a gentleman however I do not assume he has behaved very nicely.’
The couple had been compelled to go away their rented cottage in Tyninghame in November after a tribunal ordered them to pay £18,000 in lease arrears, run up throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following their departure from East Lothian, they moved to Budapest, in Hungary, the place she had purchased a small flat in 2020 with a view to it turning into a vacation let.
The Times stories that Villiers was not too long ago declared bankrupt and had been staying on buddies’ sofas on the time of his dying.
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