Real life: my hubbie, the prince of Africa

Stood, embracing her new husband on an African beach thousands of miles from home – Sue Hadley cuts the figure of Shirley Valentine.

But this 42-year-old’s story is arguably more interesting than Willy Russell’s famous character, given Sue was later to find out her new partner – a Rastafarian musician called Bunny Eagle – was an actual prince.

He’s coming home – Bunny and Sue in Oxford in 1999

Her new life in The Gambia couldn’t be further away from the one she left behind, where she worked as a commercial manager at Stoke College. It was also the perfect getaway from a failed relationship in Much Wenlock, in Shropshire.

“I met my husband on the beach and we got chatting – it was love at first sight for us both,” she says.

“I thought he looked so handsome with his…

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