Heather Mills’ father has predicted she will leave Britain after her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney.

The divorce hearing at London’s High Court is entering the third of five scheduled days.

Heather’s dad Mark Mills told reporters he believes she will move to France or America with the couple’s daughter Beatrice, four, when the divorce is finalised.

“She won’t stay in this country. She knows everybody hates her and she does not care,” he said.

“I think she’s very low at the moment and would leap at the chance to get away from it all and take her daughter Bea with her.

“I think she’ll go abroad and then just slowly fade away into obscurity.”

Mark, who lives in Washington, Tyne and Wear, said he fears his daughter will be ‘torn to shreds’ by Sir Paul’s lawyers during the divorce hearing.

Heather is thought to be representing herself at the hearing.

And her father, who is now reconciled with his daughter after a period of estrangement, said he was proud of her. He said it ‘took guts’ to represent yourself at the High Court.

This week’s hearing, which is being held in private before Mr Justice Bennett, concerns the financial aspects of the divorce.

The former Beatle has an estimated fortune of £825 million and the divorce settlement could be the biggest in British legal history.