Robert was born 09/09/66 but mum & dad weren't married at the time so he was a Neech at first, and Penelope's parents, Daphne & Ivan, looked after him during the day while his mother, Penelope, was at work. When Robert's parents were married in 1969, his father. Michael, had to officially adopt his own son. Bob has been Howe since 1969.
Source : Email from Nicola Muggeridge