Pregnant pensioner kept mum to neighbours

A SUFFOLK businesswoman thought to be the UK's oldest expectant mother kept mum about her pregnancy, neighbours have said.

A SUFFOLK businesswoman thought to be the UK's oldest expectant mother kept mum about her pregnancy, neighbours have said.

Locals living near Elizabeth Munro, 66, in Lidgate, near Newmarket, said they had no idea that she was pregnant.

Ms Munro - who runs Delmore, a plastic fastenings factory in Mildenhall - refused to discuss her pregnancy with the EADT and would not answer the door to her brick-built 1970s detached home.

Next month the businesswoman is set to give birth for the first time. A few weeks later, in early July, she will celebrate her 67th birthday.

The two milestones combined will make her Britain's oldest mother with her age exceeding the previous record holder, Patricia Rashbrook, by four years.

Ms Munro had told the Sunday Mirror newspaper that her pregnancy was her own business, adding: "I don't have to defend what I have done. It's between me and my baby and no one else.

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"It's a very private thing and I don't expect anyone else to understand it.

“I'm amazed that the fact I'm having a baby is at all interesting to anyone.”

Ms Munro, who was once married to Robert Adeney before the divorce 20 years ago, is believed to be around eight months pregnant after undergoing fertility treatment in the Ukaine.

Villagers said Ms Munro kept herself private.

"I had no idea that she was pregnant," said one neighbour, who asked not to be named.

"She's very quiet and doesn't get involved in village life.”

Another neighbour added: "She really does keep herself to herself. She doesn't seem to have many friends who come round.

"You rarely see anything of her. I certainly didn't know she was pregnant. It was a shock.'

The oldest mother in the world is believed to be an Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 in 2008.