Best-selling British Royal biographer and latter-day TV star Lady Colin Campbell is gracing the red carpet for the UK Gala Night of the Sochi International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA) tonight (21 March2019) in London.
Lady Colin is to present a SIFFA Award at the glittering bash in The City of London and will be accompanied by one of her two adopted Russian sons, Dmitri.
Lady Colin is no stranger to media exposure herself, having endured a bout of ‘I’m A Celebrity…’ in 2015 before storming out after claims she was bullied by pop crooner Tony Hadley. She has gone on to feature in popular TV show ‘Through The Keyhole’, and allowed the cameras into her Grade-I listed Sussex home of Castle Goring for a documentary called ‘Lady C and the Castle’.
She has also published two autobiographies detailing the tangled sexual web she was trapped in after being born with a female genital flaw. What today would have been swiftly dealt with by medics, forced Lady Colin to be brought up as a boy for her early years. Eventually, private surgery corrected the flaw, but not until she had entered adulthood and suffered much abuse.
Born in Jamaica to wealthy parents in 1949, her short marriage between 1974-5 to the 11th Duke of Argyll, Lord Colin Campbell, ended in bitterness, but she has maintained the grand aristocratic title ever since.