'She's Strong, Fit and Looks More like 56 Than 66. She Will Make a Brilliant Mum' Lizzie to Be Britain's Oldest Mum
Byline: AIDAN McGURRAN; SIMON WRIGHT
THIS is the divorcee set to become Britain's oldest mother - at the age of 66.
Childless Elizabeth Munro - 67 in July - is heavily pregnant after paying for IVF treatment in Eastern Europe.
The company boss, who lives alone in a pounds 600,000 country cottage, is only three years younger than the world's oldest known mother.
Friends and colleagues, stunned by the news, are being supportive.
One said: "She is a strong, fit person who looks more like 56 than 66. She will make a brilliant mum. She can't wait.
"It has come as a shock but she is an intelligent woman who knows her own mind and this is what she wants."
Yesterday Lizzie spent the morning at home before arriving at work in a figure-hugging outfit which clearly showed off her baby bump.
She has already bought a pram and several other baby items and is having her outdoor swimming pool renovated.
A source said: "She's preparing the nest, just like any other expectant new mum. She's never made any secret of the fact that she is pregnant and has been proudly showing off her bump ever since it appeared.
"It is certainly not something she has tried to hide and she has talked about it quite openly to people she knows well.
She is quite private and doesn't feel she has to justify her actions to anyone.
"But she is a bright woman and she knows not everyone will approve of what she is doing but she believes it is her choice. She has thought about it long and hard for a long time."
Lizzie, who owns and runs a firm which makes plastic fastenings, divides her time between the UK and an apartment she owns in Cape Town.
She is thought to have paid around pounds 10,000 to conceive last October.
It is not known whether she has become pregnant using donor eggs or her own but it is believed she has gone through several cycles of IVF, travelling to Ukraine each time. She was forced to seek treatment abroad because ' British doctors deemed her too old to become a mother.
Lizzie split from her wealthy husband Robert Adeney, 70, almost 20 years ago.
When they wed she became stepmum to his three children, Penelope, now aged 46, Lucy 44, and William, 42. …