The engagement was announced 26 August, 2005, between Tom R.P. Howe, son of Mr & Mrs Peter Howe, of Barnes, London, & Sophie Camilla Hobart (b. 1978), elder daughter of Robert Henry (Rob) Hobart (b. 1948), of Kensington, and Gatcombe Mill, Isle of Wight, scion of the Hobart Baronets (created in 1914), by his wife Una-Mary Diana Parker, scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, and kinswoman of Andrew Parker Bowles.
Sophie's uncle, Sir John Vere Hobart, 4th Baronet, is heir presumptive to the Earldom of Buckinghamshire.
Source: The Times 26 August, 2005