I am ashamed to be their mother, says Lady Lucan.
The widow of Lord Lucan said yesterday she was planning legal action against her son to recover personal documents she fears will be used for a book about his missing father.
The Dowager DOWAGER. A widow endowed; one who has a jointure.
2. In England, this is a title or addition given to the widows of princes, dukes, earls, and other noblemen. Countess of Lucan, who is planning to write her own book, says the move is the latest stage in a rift which began in 1982 when her three children chose to live with their aunt and uncle.
She says she has not seen her two daughters for 16 years or her son, George Bingham, who is the heir to his father's title, for four years.
Lady Lucan, aged 62, said of her children: "I don't trust them. I don't want to hear that I am a liar or a bad mother. If I was a bad mother, too bad.
"I am so disgusted with them that I feel ashamed to be their mother. To be loyal to your own family is paramount. To be loyal to another family is despicable, especially as they know how I had suffered.
"I am not sentimental sen·ti·men·tal
a. Characterized or swayed by sentiment.
b. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional.
2. Resulting from or colored by emotion rather than reason or realism.
3. about children. They are just a hotchpotch of genes: me, my ancestors Ancestors
See also father; heredity; mother; origins; parents; race.
an inclination toward old-fashioned things, speech, or actions, especially those of one’s ancestors. Also archaicism. — archaist, n. and him (Lord Lucan) and his ancestors. I am just the birth mother. I have no feelings of wanting to see them."