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Conceiving Cherie Blair: A Balmoral Baby And Tony’s Evidence

by | 12th, May 2008

cherie-blair.jpg A PICTURE of Cherie Blair and the headline “I came back from Balmoral pregnant”.

And nine moths later baby Leo was born, the child with the wingnut ears, stuttering speech patterns and carefully arranged hair.

We journey back with Cherie, via the Sun, to 1999, and Cherie is packing for a trip to the royal house.

Says she: “This year I had not packed by contraceptive equipment, out of sheer embarrassment.”

Contraceptives are usually afforded the qualifier “device”, and Cherie’s use of “equipment” conjures images of a kit, one that possibly features a picture of Pope John Paul II, a Claire Short ringtone and a full length mirror.

Fast forward now to the eve of Cherie’s 45th birthday and there is one “shadow on my immediate horizon: My period. Where was it?”


Carole Caplin was dispatched to find it, and to fetch Cherie a pregnancy test kit. “On the Friday morning lo and behold.. Hallelujah. “’Oh my God,’ says Tony, on hearing the news. Hallelujah.

Cherie waited for Tony to return from a trip and show him the “little dipper”. She explained “the significant of the blue line”. It was more then enough evidence for Tony who would set the wheels in motion for

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