Supermodel's delight at baby son
By Martin DaveySUPERMODEL Claudia Schiffer has spoken of her delight at giving birth to a baby boy as she left hospital with her newborn son.Ms Schiffer and film producer husband Matthew Vaughn posed for pictures outside the exclusive Portland Hospital, in central London, last night.
By Martin Davey
SUPERMODEL Claudia Schiffer has spoken of her delight at giving birth to a baby boy as she left hospital with her newborn son.
Ms Schiffer and film producer husband Matthew Vaughn posed for pictures outside the exclusive Portland Hospital, in central London, last night.
The supermodel, who has a mansion in Suffolk, wore a black overcoat while her son Caspar was wrapped in a white blanket. Asked how she was feeling, the 32-year-old model replied: “Great, thank you.”
Ms Schiffer gave birth last Thursday by Caesarean section to Caspar, who weighed 7lb.
“Meeting Matthew and giving birth to Caspar have been the two most amazing moments of my life. I have never been happier. Caspar is absolutely beautiful and amazing,” she said.
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“I love him to bits. I would like to thank the hospital and staff, who have been fantastic, and most of all I would like to thank my husband Matthew, who held my hand throughout the birth.
“He has been by my side for the past five days. I'm looking forward to family life.”
Meanwhile, it has been announced Ms Schiffer will have to face a man who has been accused of stalking her at her Suffolk home.
She will have to appear at Sudbury Magistrates' Court next month to give evidence at the trial of Agostino Pomata, a kitchen porter charged with harassing her.
Pomata, who has been undergoing psychiatric assessments in London for the past eight weeks, has denied the charge and will be tried on March 27 and 28.
He was released on bail after appearing in court yesterday on condition he does not to try and contact Claudia De Vere Drummond - Ms Schiffer's married name - or go within five miles of the village of Stanningfield where she and her husband have a home.
He also has to report to police in Bury St Edmunds, where he used to work in the kitchen of Caffe Uno, three times a week.
Pomata is charged with going to the model's home, Coldham Hall, between September 23 and November 12 last year and making “unsolicited attempts to speak or otherwise contact her”.
Two psychiatric reports have been compiled on Pomata, by doctors at a unit in Blackheath, where he was held under section 35 of the Mental Health Act. Those reports will now be put on hold until after his trial.
Clerk of the court Ivor Bowden told magistrates one of the central issues had been whether Ms Schiffer would be called to give evidence in person. He confirmed in court: “She will be a witness and she will be called.”
Angela Raffety, defending Pomata, said: “We are grateful for the indication that Mrs De Vere Drummond will give evidence.”
A pre-trial review will be held on February 27 at Mildenhall Magistrates' Court before the trial.