Fashion designer Stella Mccartney is upset with her stepmother HEATHER MILLS for fronting the same charity as her late mother LINDA.

Heather, 35, has signed up to become the new face of PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA), a cause Linda fiercely campaigned for.

Stella's pal says, "There are thousands of charities out there so she is annoyed that Heather has chosen one that is so linked with her mother and herself.

"It appears that nothing is sacred and it is proof, once again, to them that she is trying to outdo Linda."

Linda - the first wife of ex-Beatles legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY - died of cancer in 1998.

23/10/2003 17:35