17 FEBRUARY 2008

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney will still face his former wife Heather Mills in court on Monday despite reports at the weekend saying he has agreed a £55 million divorce settlement.

Following a five-day clash at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, it is claimed the couple finally reached a deal late on Friday.

Paul is said to have agreed to pay the former model a £20 million lump sum and then £2.5 million each year for their daughter, Beatrice. The payment will stop when their four-year-old turns 18.

In return, 40-year-old Heather, who will also be granted 24-hour security, has agreed not to speak publicly about their marriage. The settlement would be Britain's biggest divorce pay-out.

Heather and Sir Paul, 65, who married in 2002, will reportedly use Monday's court date to finalise the agreement and end their four-year marriage.

Details of any deal will remain confidential unless the matter is taken to the Court of Appeal.

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Looking relaxed and happy, former model Heather leaves court last Friday. Reports claim the couple have agreed a £55 million divorce deal Photo: © AFP
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In contrast, her former husband - whose fortune is worth an estimated £825 million - seems thoughtful at the end of their week-long hearing Photo: © Getty Images
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