Given the upbringing they gave their daughter — a home in a leafy village which has more than its fair share of celebrities, annual trips to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, skiing holidays and jaunts to Barbados and New York, not to mention those £15,000-a-year school fees — they might have expected a rather more serene life for their daughter.
She is oblivious to the effect they have on the poor waiter who hovers over us, tongue-twisted, trying to take our drinks order.
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Pictured right, Emily at school So how on earth did a pretty, intelligent Home Counties schoolgirl, who grew up with the world at her feet and could quite possibly have turned her hand to whatever she wanted, end up in the clutches of 88-year-old Hugh Hefner? They did ask me what I was going to do next.
Hefner himself, she says, was a gentleman.
One shot shows Emily, naked aside from her red glossy heels, red leather gloves and spectacles, hanging from the giant Playboy sign on the outside of the office.
And until her late teens — she left Hurst Lodge at 16 to study at a sixth form college — Emily, too, had her sights set on university.
His friends might, however.