Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughter Saskia shares photos during trip to Scotland to scatter his ashes 


Sir Sean Connery’s family travelled to Scotland to scatter his ashes at his favourite spots, but there were lighter moments, reports Richard Eden for the Daily Mail.

The Bond star’s granddaughter Saskia, 26, shared photos of high jinks on the Royal Scotsman train, hired for the trip marking what would be his 92nd birthday.

Fashion designer Saskia poses in an ice bucket with her sister Natasha’s boyfriend Harper Peck, grandson of Hollywood star Gregory.

She jokes: ‘Forecasting the champagne bucket hat as a big fall trend.’

Champagne tribute: Sir Sean Connery's granddaughter Saskia shares photos of high jinks on the Royal Scotsman train on what would be his 92nd birthday during trip to Scotland to scatter his ashes

Champagne tribute: Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughter Saskia shares photos of high jinks on the Royal Scotsman train on what would be his 92nd birthday during trip to Scotland to scatter his ashes 

Lift me up! Saskia was seen showing off her fun sense of energy during the trip

Lift me up! Saskia was seen showing off her fun sense of energy during the trip

She was also pictured being picked up in the aisle of the train as the group got into the party spirit. 

It’s been a tough time for Saskia who recently broke off her engagement to banking heir Phillip Thomas Muhr, 35. 

Meanwhile, Sean’s widow Micheline Roquebrune, 93, is reported to have made the journey with relatives to privately scatter some of his ashes as it had been his ‘final wish’ to be returned to his homeland.

She had said after his death at their home in the Bahamas in 2020: ‘We are going to bring Sean back to Scotland – that was his final wish.

‘He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland.’

Final wishes: Sean's widow Micheline Roquebrune, 93, has scattered the Bond star's ashes across his home country of Scotland to mark what would have been his 92nd birthday

Final wishes: Sean’s widow Micheline Roquebrune, 93, has scattered the Bond star’s ashes across his home country of Scotland to mark what would have been his 92nd birthday

Beloved: Sean pictured with Saskia back in 2010 in New York City

Beloved: Sean pictured with Saskia back in 2010 in New York City 

Earlier this year she added: ‘He was at his happiest on a golf course so as soon as it’s possible to travel, we will come to Scotland as a family and bring Sean’s ashes.

‘I hope to scatter them on a golf course in Scotland as he always loved playing there.’

Sir Sean’s actor son Jason is also understood to have made the trip to Scotland to bid a final farewell to the 007 actor.

Jason, 59, had said in March that they would probably choose St Andrews to scatter the ashes because his father had been a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and had regularly played the famous Old Course.

He said: ‘I have memories of St Andrews always being sunny. It wasn’t, but we had special times there.

‘He was a member of the R&A so I think probably that might be the place.’

The family’s pilgrimage to Scotland concluded with a celebration of Sir Sean’s life at the Dalmeny Estate near Edinburgh, the city of his birth and where he was later granted the freedom of the city in 1991. He died aged 90 in October 2020.

A 50-strong entourage, all dressed with a glamorous tartan theme, are said to have arrived at Edinburgh Waverley station on board the Royal Scotsman train on Thursday to the sound of a trombonist playing the King of the Swingers.

Gorgeous: Saskia also shared this glam picture while on the train as she talked about the struggle of doing her make-up while it was moving

Gorgeous: Saskia also shared this glam picture while on the train as she talked about the struggle of doing her make-up while it was moving

A source told the Daily Record: ‘I couldn’t believe it when I saw Micheline and her party step off the train.

‘A trombonist began playing the famous song from the Jungle Book. Micheline walked very slowly arm in arm with a relative to her waiting car.

‘She was small and petite but very, very glamorous and she was dressed in a beige cream coloured outfit as if she were going to a wedding. Everyone had on some sort of tartan.

Storied career: Sir Sean had his acting breakthrough in 1957 and went on to become the first James Bond, playing the iconic secret agent in five films between 1962 and 1967

Storied career: Sir Sean had his acting breakthrough in 1957 and went on to become the first James Bond, playing the iconic secret agent in five films between 1962 and 1967 

‘We understand Sir Sean’s ashes were scattered at various different points of importance to him in his life. It has all been building up to their final destination which was Edinburgh and Dalmeny yesterday.

‘I thought it was brilliant to see the old-fashioned train and I felt like I was in some sort of movie scene.

‘It was all so secretive because it’s all about Sir Sean’s final resting place.’

The group were whisked away from the station in a fleet of people carriers, and later held a birthday party in Sir Sean’s memory at the Tudor Gothic mansion at Dalmeny.

Saskia shared a touching photograph of herself as a child with Sir Sean, with the words ‘Happiest of birthdays to my superstar.’

Sir Sean was born in Edinburgh on August 25, 1930, and was raised in Fountainbridge, and started out as a milkman before joining the Royal Navy.

He had his acting breakthrough in 1957 and went on to become the first James Bond, playing the iconic secret agent in five films between 1962 and 1967.

His marriage to his son Jason’s mother Diane Cilento ended in divorce in 1973, and he married Micheline, a French-Moroccan artist, in 1975.

He accepted a knighthood from the Queen in 2000 but was also a long-term supporter of Scottish Independence and backed the SNP, despite having lived abroad for many years.

In a 2008 interview, Sir Sean said: ‘Scotland is my home and emotionally I’ve never left.’

Second chance at love: Sir Sean married Micheline, a French-Moroccan artist, in 1975 after a divorce to his first wife in 1973

Second chance at love: Sir Sean married Micheline, a French-Moroccan artist, in 1975 after a divorce to his first wife in 1973



Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

How Miles Teller Totally Broke Royal Protocol Meeting Prince William and Kate Middleton Mila Kunis Reveals Why She and Ashton Kutcher Don’t Close Bathroom Doors at Home With Kids Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Were Engaged for 9 Months Before Paternity Lawsuit Selena Gomez Speaks Out About Kindness After Hailey Bieber’s Tell All Interview Shane Warne’s child, Jackson, shares recordings of ‘harmful ladies despising’ powerhouse Andrew Tate: ‘I really do concur with a couple of the things he says’ Kate and William to greet Americans ‘sleeping on the streets’ amid US visit ‘He said “take your bra off”… I was 15’: Supermodel Kate Moss reveals in unflinching detail how she fled a photoshoot in tears after being targeted by fashion industry predator as a teenager How to get early access to the MultiVersus open beta – usnewspress Gunman kills 3 people in Indiana mall shooting, police say Top 10 sizzling sex secrets to Spice Up Your Sex Life Stellantis Announces Termination of Jeep Venture With China’s GAC Memphis police thwart potential mass shooting at arena: Officials 4 dead after argument between 2 groups leads to shooting at north Harris County apartment complex, sheriff says US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera 10 Top Romantic Getaways in New Jersey Ricky Martin’s Attorney Says Allegations of a Sexual Relationship with His Nephew Are ‘Untrue’ 8 Best Semiconductor Stocks To Buy Amid a Global Chip Shortage : USA Le’Veon Bell Reflects on Lost Season With Steelers in Retirement Post Updates on Tiger Woods from Round 1 of The Open PETE ALONSOI’M DEALING W/ ‘PRETTY BAD PTSD’… Over March Car Crash