When top model and actress Cara Delevingne’s mother, Pandora, chose to pen a revealing memoir about her struggle with drug addiction, she hoped to help those in similar situations find a way out.

Sadly, I hear the society stylist has been forced to delay the book’s publication as stories from her painful past have proved too hurtful for the family.

‘It’s all done, but I’ve put it on hold because it’s upsetting my loved ones,’ she tells me.

Pandora Delevingne, 62 (left), pictured with her daughters Poppy (centre) and Cara (right) in 2015. She chose to delay publishing a revealing memoir about her struggle with drug addiction

Pandora Delevingne (62), is pictured with Poppy (centre), and Cara (right), in 2015. She chose to delay publishing a revealing memoir about her struggle with drug addiction

‘It’s hard. I don’t mind for myself, but it’s difficult for my family.’

Pandora, 62, who’s advised the Duchess of Cambridge on her outfits, is married to property developer Charles Delevingne, 72, and the mother of Chloe, 36, actress Poppy, 35, and Cara, 29.

Pandora would sometimes move out their home when they were growing up to avoid the distress of seeing her in rock-bottom.

Poppy(left) with her sisters Cara and Chloe (right) and mother Pandora pictured in 2014

Poppy Delevingne (left), with her sisters Cara (right) and Pandora (right). Photographed in 2014

Often, she’d stay with zoo owner and gambler John Aspinall.

‘The children know a lot because they were there for it, but there’s a lot they don’t know, and I’m checking it out slowly with each of them,’ she explains.

‘I’m doing this with all my loved ones.’

Pandora is the daughter of late publishing magnate Sir Jocelyn Stevens and Jane Sheffield, 84 — erstwhile It-girl and former lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.

Pandora with her daughters when they were children. While they were growing up, she would sometimes move out of their home to spare them the distress of seeing her at rock-bottom

Pandora and her daughters as children. She would sometimes leave their home to avoid them experiencing the pain of seeing her at rock bottom as they grew up.

‘My mother was so sad when I told her about some of the stories and described what I was going through — but she’s very happy that I’m better, of course,’ she adds.

When I saw Chloe at a party last week, she told me the book wasn’t coming out — but Pandora insists: ‘It will come out next year. I’ve had a lot of interest from publishers.

‘I don’t mean to sound arrogant, but it’s too important a book not to publish. It would be so helpful to so many people.

‘It would give people inspiration: it is possible to lead a normal life again, like I do.’

Prince Charles has raised thousands of dollars for charity by selling his watercolours. But few people know that his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, is also a talented artist with a brush. The Duchess of Cornwall is now expressing her gratitude to Neil Forster for teaching them how to paint. She’s written the foreword to the catalogue which accompanies a new exhibition of the late artist’s work at the Osborne Studio Gallery in Belgravia. ‘Neil was an extraordinary man: an artist through and through, with the soul, the temperament and the frayed clothes to match,’ Camilla says. ‘His outstanding skills were equalled by his gifts for living and for teaching.’

Married life: How to get the hang of it

Couples who swing together stay together. At least that’s what society model Sabrina Percy hopes.

The Tatler cover star, 31, wed Franco Manca pizza heir Phineas Page, 39, less than two months ago and she’s already signed them up for classes at the £2,500-a-year Arts Club in Mayfair.

‘Just trying to get back into the swing of things post-wedding and, of course, loved hanging out with Phineas,’ she says, sharing a picture of them hanging upside down in hammocks.

Sabrina Percy and Phineas Page practicing aerial yoga, which is said to be good for improving flexibility, together

Sabrina Percy, Phineas, and Phineas page practice aerial yoga together, which is said be good for increasing flexibility.

The Tatler cover star and Franco Manca pizza heir got married to each other less than two months ago

Franco Manca pizza heir Franco Manca and Tatler cover star were married less than two years ago

Gwyneth and Sir Mick Jagger are among the many devotees of aerial yoga. It is believed to improve flexibility.

Sabrina, a distant relation of the Duke of Northumberland, says of her husband’s performance: ‘I was pleasantly surprised.’ 

You have no time to lose! Dame Eileen shuns Bond

HER first husband, Julian Glover, played a Bond villain in For Your Eyes Only, but Dame Eileen Atkins has revealed that she hasn’t sat through a single 007 outing.

‘I’ve never seen a James Bond,’ admits the celebrated actress. ‘I saw a bit of one and couldn’t bear it.’

She made an effort watching Judi Dench, her fellow dame, who played MI6 chief M during the films.

‘I tried to watch the one with Judi,’ Dame Eileen says of Dench, who co-starred with her in the hit BBC period drama Cranford.

‘[After] Ten minutes, I thought: “I can’t stand this!”

‘I can’t bear screeching of brakes and cars flying. I just can’t bear it.’

Follow that cab ! 007’s girl loving London

She moved to the capital from the Bahamas this summer, but Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughter is still shaken and stirred by London life.

Swimwear designer Saskia Connery, 25, is particularly impressed with the capital’s black cabs.

And while most women dread the pitfalls of clambering out of vehicles in short skirts, Saskia — whose father, Stephane, was a stepson of the late James Bond star — turned a taxi into her private photo booth on a night out this week by posing in a £562 minidress.

Saskia is to wed banking heir Phillip Thomas Muhr, 31, next spring.

Saskia Connery, 25, is particularly impressed with the London's black cabs after moving to London from the Bahamas this summer

Saskia Connery, 25, is particularly impressed with the London”s black cabs after moving to London from the Bahamas this summer

Who’d believe Downton can’t get the staff?

YOU just can’t get the staff . . . Highclere Castle, the location of Downton Abbey, has announced that it will cancel all major events in the next six-months due to staff shortages.

The effects of Brexit and the pandemic have hit the sprawling Hampshire estate. ‘In common with many other businesses, we can’t get enough part-time staff for the busy weekends ahead, so, sadly, as a result we have decided not to offer any large events for the next six months for fear we will not be able to staff them,’ confirms the stately home’s chatelaine, the Countess of Carnarvon. It would bring a tear to the eye of the costume drama’s butler, Carson.

Misha Nonoo, pictured with Meghan Markle, says she was unable to hold her baby new Marina 'for weeks' after she was rushed to intensive care

Misha Nonoo, pictured here with Meghan Markle, claims she was unable “for weeks” to hold her new baby Marina after she was rushed into intensive care

Hospital baby drama for Meghan’s friend

The Duchess of Sussex’s close friend Misha Nonoo has revealed that the life of her baby daughter was saved by staff at a hospital in America.

‘She arrived while I was away from home and without any family around me,’ says the fashion designer, 36, who reportedly played matchmaker to Meghan and Prince Harry.

Misha says the baby, Marina, who arrived just weeks after the Duchess and Harry’s daughter Lilibet, was rushed to an intensive care unit and underwent surgery several times for an undisclosed condition.

‘I was unable to hold her for weeks,’ adds Misha.

Known as the ‘austerity Chancellor’, George Osborne let himself go with friends on a blow-out meal at a trendy restaurant near his Somerset home.

Osborne was joined at Roth Bar and Grill by his fiancee, Thea, and six of his friends, including TV presenter Mariella Frostrup.

The former MP bought a £1.6 million house in Bruton last year.

Roth, where a fillet steak costs £38, is a favourite for locals in the area which has become a hotbed of stars, art dealers and internet billionaires.