McCartney's Heather ban
13:30 16 August 2006
Sir Paul McCartney has banned estranged wife Heather Mills from collecting daughter Beatrice from his home.
Instead, the former model was forced to travel to 'neutral territory' and meet the two-year-old tot at a hotel, just 300 yards from Paul's East Sussex home.
The Beatles legend, who had been taking care of Beatrice for the past week, sent his daughter to the hotel accompanied by a nanny.
A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Paul made it very clear he didn't want her at the main house for the handover. Heather wasn't angry or upset. She just shrugged her shoulders and said, 'If he wants to play it that way, then let him.'
"She thinks the whole matter could be handled a lot more discreetly for Bea's sake. But she didn't want a big row, so she let him have his own way."
The estranged couple then both flew separately to the US yesterday (15.08.06).
Heather and her daughter boarded the 3pm flight to Los Angeles, while Paul flew to New York an hour later.
Meanwhile, Heather - who has hired Anthony Julius, the late Princess Diana's divorce lawyer - is set to submit her divorce counter claim this week and it is believed her revelations about the couple's four-year marriage will stun the world.
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