For 16 months Jane Andrews, 33, had been living with Thomas Cressman, a wealthy 39-year-old businessman. Then on September 18th, 2000, Mr. Cressman was found stabbed to death at the home they shared in Fulham, south-west London.

Jane had not been seen since the previous day, Sunday. On the Monday she hadn’t turned up at the London jewellers where she now worked. The story broke two days later.

Fergie’s Aide Wanted for Murder,” screamed a headline. “On the run as millionaire lover is found stabbed.” Suddenly, the former royal aide and jeweller’s sales assistant ceased to be someone of whom the public knew nothing.

She became someone about whom the public knew a lot – and wanted to know more…